This 12-Fish Gold Leaf Sushi Brings Luck To Those Who Can Eat (And Afford) It

Who wants a bite?

In Japan, there is an early spring custom of eating large sushi rolls, or “ehomaki” in order to lead you into lucky directions. For extra luck and good fortune, some people eat this 10,800 yen ($96) ehomaki wrapped in gold leaf. 

You know, whatever helps. 

Deep in Shinjuku Isetan in Tokyo, a carefully curated sushi roll named the “Tokusen Kaisen Jyuni Hitoe Maki” shines. Made up of 12 key ingredients, the seafood is especially selected from various regions in Japan, and then wrapped in a thin sheet of gold leaf. 

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If you’re looking for a quick bite but want it to be an uber-luxurious one, this is it. 

According to RocketNews24, here’s what lucky diners will find inside this spectacular roll: 

  • Tuna from Oma, Aomori
  • Japanese puffer fish from Hyogo
  • Red sea bream from Nagasaki
  • Longtooth Grouper from Nagasaki
  • Oval squid from Nagasaki
  • Kuruma prawn from Ehime
  • Steamed abalone from Miyazaki
  • Boiled conger eel from Miyazaki
  • Boiled horsehair crab from Hokkaido
  • Salted herring roe from Hokkaido
  • Salmon roe pickled in soy sauce from Hokkaido
  • Raw sea urchin from Hokkaido

It reads like a menu, but actually all fits into this one food item, and it is incredible. 

Even more incredibly so, the whole thing actually comes served in a slightly anticlimactic plastic tray. You know, they didn’t want to go over the top with it all. 

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The ehomaki is pointed north-by-northwest, i.e. the lucky direction for 2017, before diners can take a prosperous bite. 

Although, if you have $96 to dish out for one of these rolls, you probably have quite some luck in your life already… 

Who’s hungry? 

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And while we’re at gold-topped things, have you seen this Gold-Topped Pizza? Or 24 Karat Gold Ice Cream?  

h/t: RocketNews24