Question about rare ingredient in CN urban novel

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  1. DeAlifia

    DeAlifia Well-Known Member

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    hello :)

    so i make this post cause im curious,everytime i read cn urban novel with sign in, cheat or anything that help mc gain money easily n became rich,usually there will be some kind of culinary like event in the story,where mc participate n there will be somekind of ingredients with ridiculous price tag like million yuan/ ingredient.i mostly read mtl so its kinda hard to search the info in google + the million ingredient its not as simple as like a pound of kobe beef,usually theres more prefix in the ingredient like aged,size n etc
    so is there really such ingredient in rl with that price tag?

    thanks n have a nice days :)
     
  2. canaria23

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    its stupid, there are ingredient s priced thousands of dollars but never millions
     
  3. nonononononono

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    White gold caviar maybe
    I read somewhere that it cost more than $110,000 per kilo.
     
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  5. DeAlifia

    DeAlifia Well-Known Member

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    a soup with 18 jin yellow croaker fish,
    another one somekind of abalone soup with European king sturgeon and three yellow chicken as the broth
     
  6. Aachiin0914

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    is that like how mc tripped a rare thousand year old ginseng in the mountains then sell it.

    I just searched, 1000 year old ginseng is worth 2.22 million yuan (US$268,440).

    Hhahaha
     
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    Fine dining has nothing to do with the price of the ingredient.
    Some restaurants charge ridiculous price for a simple dish.
     
  8. DeAlifia

    DeAlifia Well-Known Member

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    well its in yuan,maybe because the supply rarity + oversea tax make the price skyrocket,idk
     
  9. nonononononono

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    Oh, that's just exaggerated. Don't take it seriously
     
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    DeAlifia Well-Known Member

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    no i mean, it said in the novel the abalone (60 ys dry aged) its cost over 600k yuan,n the yellow croacker have record 600k too for 10 jin n for the 18 jin can easily triple it
     
  11. slightofhand

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    Translations routinely mess up ten thousand with million especially in MTL. Additionally, just like in English, saying something is a cost a million dollars is often an exaggeration and just means it is expensive.
     
  12. Mr Popo

    Mr Popo An awesome genie that doesn't grant wishes

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    Yes, there are expensive stuff like that, like this one for example, apparently it might make you a billionaire XD
     
  13. Aachiin0914

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    yeah yeah...
    food is like paintings as well.

    the price differ depending who's the one cooking.
     
  14. Dragon_Reader

    Dragon_Reader Humans just don't taste as good as books \( ̄ハ ̄)

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    Lol I legit thought the title meant 'rare ingredient' in a CN novel aka a concept that is rarely seen in novels. My first answer - Hmmm logic and common sense :blobjoy:

    But then I read the post and :confusedcatblob:

    Btw I think real saffron can cost like USD 10k. There's some video about it too!
     
  15. The Hamster Overlord

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    No way they are actually 1000 y.o. right?
     
  16. Aachiin0914

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