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4 Gourmet Foods That You Will Want to Try

Densuke Black Watermelon

If you think international fine foods are expensive, wait until you have tried some of the world’s priciest gourmet foods. From watermelons to cheese, here are some of the finest foods that will make you want to spend top dollar to try before you die.

1. Densuke Black Watermelon
Densuke Black Watermelon
Where to find it: Hokkaido, Japan
Why try it: The black Densuke is a type of watermelon only produced in Hokkaido in limited numbers. It is known for its black rind and uniquely-its-own sweet taste. The Densuke black watermelon is one of Japan’s most expensive fruits and has fetched more than $6,000 in an auction.

2. Fugu
Fugu sashimi
Where to find it: Japan
Why try it: Fugu refers to the extremely poisonous pufferfish or blowfish. Its poison is so lethal that eating it is like dancing with death. Fugu preparation in Japan is strictly regulated with only the handful of highly-trained and experienced chefs qualified to serve it. You can try a Fugu sashimi or chirinabe in one of the restaurants in Japan that serve it.

3. Pule Cheese
Where to find it: Serbia
Why try it: Pule cheese is a dairy product made from Balkan donkeys’ milk. It is one of the priciest, if not the most expensive, cheese in the world. It is prepared by milking the donkeys by hand to produce the required amount of milk to make the cheese.

4. White “Alba” Truffles
White truffles from Alba
Where to find it: Northern Italy
Why try it: White “Alba” truffles is a rare type of truffle harvested in the fall or the first weeks of winter. They only grow in the wild and so scarce that a kilogram could fetch up to hundreds of thousands of dollars.

5 Food Markets in the World for the Foodie Bucket List

Many food markets in the world are increasingly becoming popular tourist spots in their own right — all for a lot of delectable reasons. If you have not been to a local food market in your travels, your next trip is always a good time to start discovering its many delightful surprises. With so many great markets to choose from, here are some of the best ones that should be on every foodie’s bucket list.

Tsukiji Fish Market (Tokyo, Japan)

Tsukiji Fish Market is the largest fish market in the world and one of Tokyo’s most popular attractions. It is famous for its tuna auction, a mindboggling array of fresh seafood, and the delicious eats from the many food stalls and shops at its outer market.

La Boqueria (Barcelona, Spain)

Great eats are some of the best things you will find in Barcelona. And there is no better place to explore the city’s tastes and flavors than in its famous market — La Boqueria. From the best tapas to the freshest fruits and everything else in between, Barcelona‚Äôs iconic food market has it all.

Borough Market (London, UK)

London’s Borough Market is the oldest market in the city that dates back to hundreds of years. It is a popular wholesale market that also attracts not just locals but also visitors from around the world who want to try the many scrumptious foods and treats that can be found in its many food stalls, shops, and restaurants. From mouthwatering sandwiches to great tasting chocolates, this food market has all the goodies for anyone looking for a delicious bite.

Grand Bazaar & Egyptian Spice Bazaar (Istanbul, Turkey)

Istanbul’s famous Grand Bazaar may not be technically a food market. But it has a wide array of dining options that serves an extensive selection of Turkish meals and treats. The city’s Egyptian Spice Bazaar likewise offers more than just an extensive selection of spices. It is also a great place to find good food like traditional Turkish breakfast and treats like Turkish delights.

Mercado de la Merced (Mexico City, Mexico)

With thousands of food vendors selling an amazing array of foods, Mercado de la Merced promises a real culinary treat. La Merced is the city’s largest market that covers a vast area teeming with food stalls where you can find tasty and flavorful eats.