Ekiben with an eye-popping price

Posted by Sadao Sasaki on

Osaka locals are proud of their food culture that competes with Tokyo's diverse world of eateries as they claim their palates are more sophisticated than Tokyoites'.  Here in Osaka, John shows his viewers the most expensive Ekiben at Ekiben Marche, where the venue is dedicated to a huge selection of Ekiben.  The insanely high-priced Ekiben are displayed with $200 price tag. It is medium-size beef on top of rice with garnishment.  Ekiben is a bento to buy before hopping on a train.  Who in the right mind would spend $200 for lunch?  And that's for just one person.