Because Ants on your Food is Awesome

No. That’s not a mistake. There are ants on your food.

Different strokes for different folks, right?

Well–a Denmark restaurant, Noma, moved its HQ to the cutting edge metropolis of Tokyo–a place known for its diverse and, uh, unique foods, like puffer fish (which, if cut wrong can and will kill you), dancing squid (that looks like it’s alive and wiggles when it’s served), and now, insect sushi.

At Noma Japan on the 37th floor of the Mandarin hotel, you can stare at the beautiful Mt. Fiji in the distance, while consuming raw shrimp covered in ants.

You read that right. ANTS.

It’s one of the 16 course “Flavours of the Nagano Forest” dinner available at Noma Japan–for a mere $1200.

In fact, one intrepid BusinessWeek reporter actually ate it and lived to tell the tale.

SIDE NOTE: In case you want more bizarre Asian food adventures — I stumbled across a really funny Buzzfeed video (yes, I mean it) of people eating some really…unique…Asian foods for the first time. Watch it if you dare….

HT LuxuryLaunches for the lead


Abigail Bassett

Abigail Bassett is a full-time freelance journalist, content creator, and television and video host whose work has appeared in publications like Forbes, Fortune, Automobile, Motor Trend, Money Magazine, and on CNN. Her passion is telling unique stories using a variety of media and taking the visitor places that they have never been–whether it’s into the cockpit of a rare supercar, inside an exclusive home or hotel, or behind the scenes of a fashionable event. She is also a Yoga Alliance Registered 200-hour yoga teacher.


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