Diners paying big bucks for dirt soup
POSTED: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 6:50am
UPDATED: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 7:17am
Tokyo, Japan (KTSM) — A new trend in high-end Japanese food is bringing customers closer to nature. An acclaimed chef in Japan is now known for his signature dish, "Soup of the Soil." It's made by chopping up burdock root, pan-frying it with dirt, then simmering and straining the resulting mixture. It's heated without any additional salt or seasoning. The idea is to give customers a true taste of the earth.