Dried Albalone from Japan in store window display. Price shown is $23,000 Hong Kong Dollars equal to USD$3,000 for 600 grams.
Dried Fish Bladder for sale in seafood store display window. Price shown is $19,800 Hong Kong Dollars equal to USD$2500 for 600 grams.
Dried Sea Cucumber or Holothurians from Japan in store window display. Price shown is $5,600 Hong Kong Dollars equal to USD$730 for 600 grams.
Dried Fish Bladders (top), Dried Shark Fin (middle) and Dried Albalone (bottom in jars) in seafood shop window.
Bird's Nests (top in jars from Indonesia/Malaysia), Fish Bladders (middle left), Shark Fins (middle, from south Australia, possibly the protected Great White Shark (Carcharodon carcharias)), Abalone (left bottom, from Japan) and Sea Cucumbers (bottom right, from Japan) in seafood shop window. Each item are part of the "Five Heavenly Foods" of Chinese cuisine. The red colored bird's nests are particularly expensive, due to the birds having regurgitated all of their normal white colored saliva which is now tinted with blood.
Dried Shark Fins in seafood shop window, each about 60cm in height and priced at about USD$1,000 per 600 grams.
Dried Shark Fins in seafood shop window. High quality single fins (bottom), dessicated or shredded low quality (center) and medium quality whole fins packaged in bulk.
Dried Shark Fins in seafood shop window in shredded form, from lower quality fins not able to be sold as whole, intact, single fins.