Tokyo chef is serving up dirt on his menu

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TOKYO, JAPAN – Fine dining can consist of some pretty interesting dishes.

Toshio Tanabe isn’t just talkin’ dirt when he talks about how delicious his dishes are, he’s serving it up in a posh little restaurant in Tokyo, Japan. He’s making dishes like soups, potatoes with sauce and flounder and risotto; all with dirt!

“This is a seafood restaurant, so we have the flavors from the ocean. I was also looking for flavors from the earth,” Chef Toshio Tanabe said.

So how does Tanabe’s restaurant pass the health inspection? He says the special soil is lab tested and heated to extreme temperatures before being mixed into the menu.

And eating dirt doesn’t come cheap. A tasting course in dirt runs about $110 per person.

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