In today's world of $33 club sandwiches and 23-carat gold edible cupcakes, there's nothing stopping extreme foodies from traversing the globe in search of the priciest eats.

How do world class chefs justify such insane prices? Check out the ingredients that go into making 10 of the world's most expensive dishes, courtesy of Dishpal.

Update: An attentive reader pointed out that an original version of this infographic included a hot dog that is in fact not the world's most expensive hot dog. The infographic has been updated to include the world's most expensive hot dog, according to Guinness World Records.

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