Fine dining establishments better watch their backs—Seattle’s Tokyo Dog food truck now serves the world’s most expensive commercially available hot dog. The $169 Juuni Ban needs to be ordered two weeks in advance, and is so posh that it’s even served in non-disposable flat wear.
The Juuni Ban from Tokyo Dog. (Photo: Guinness World Records)
Guinness World Records reports that the brioche bun comes stuffed with primo ingredients like “smoked cheese bratwurst, butter Teriyaki grilled onions, Maitake mushrooms, Wagyu beef, foie gras, shaved black truffles, caviar, and Japanese mayonnaise.” As a requirement for the record, Tokyo Dog was required to sell at least one of the hot dogs in a legitimate business transaction.
Many of those items are de rigeur when it comes to crafting a lavish, big-ticket hot dog: former record-holder Serendipity 3 in New York once served a $69 black truffle and foie gras footlong. And in 2012, Manhattan’s 230 Fifth unveiled a wagyu and caviar promotional creation that cost upwards of two grand (that one didn’t get the Guinness seal of approval though as a commercially available dog).
In light of that ridiculousness, the Juuni Ban is a steal at $169. The question is, how much do you tip?
In contrast to the extravagant heights that hot dogs are now reaching in America, this is what passes for a hamburger on North Korea’s state-owned airline, Air Koryo.
Air Koryo burger. (Photo: Reddit/bobthewraith)
Is there a Guinness World Record for scariest mystery meat?