Thursday, December 23, 2010

How Much for a Bowl of Noodles?

I love me a bowl of beef noodles.  I do not love me a bowl of beef noodles to the tune of $324.  That's the going rate for a special bowl of noodles at Taipei restaurant Niu Ba Ba, which translates to Beef Father in Chinese.  So why is this dish more than thirty times the normal price of a typical bowl at any other noodle house?  The real answer is that the proprietor just made up the price based on what his VIP clientele told him would be the most they would pay for a bowl of his best beef noodles.  We're all for indulgent behavior, but paying more than three bills for an effing bowl of noodles is just plain stupid. 

via Wall Street Journal

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