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Offline P-Kasso2

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Why is Sushi so expensive?
« on: 07 February, 2013, 05:46:54 PM »


Take a look at Sushi. It's pretty, yes. I agree. But it's all raw so there are no expensive gas bills to use as an excuse.

The ingredients (apart from those little bowls of cheapo horseradish dips etc) are really not so different to those used in Korean or Chinese restaurants.

The equipment used is pretty much the same as found in any restaurant (ie sharp knives and plenty of plates).

But the final restaurant bill is two, three, four times higher...or more.

Why?

Is there some blindingly obvious reason I have not taken into account apart, that is, from the proprietor's inscrutable greed?
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Re: Why is Sushi so expensive?
« Reply #1 on: 07 February, 2013, 06:01:18 PM »
For the same reason that genuine designer clothes and accessories cost sums I can only fantasize about - they are enhanced by their snob brand value.
Sushi has the exotic and fashionable image that is beloved of the yuppies and jet setters cos it enhances their image.

I'm just off to get some fish and chips - mind you they are no longer the wonderful cheap wholesome meal they once were. "A piece of cod and sixpennyworth of chips" ( and change out of a half crown! - EE ! those were the days!!)
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Re: Why is Sushi so expensive?
« Reply #2 on: 08 February, 2013, 12:38:02 PM »


Above, Sushi chef Ken Kawasumi shows a replica he created of Vincent van Gogh's 'Sunflowers' made entirely of sushi in 2008 to launch his new book 'The most simple way to make decorative sushi-rolls' in Japan.



£27 million for Van Gogh's 'Sunflowers'? Blimey! No wonder Sushi is expensive!
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