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Bear Claw Soup?

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I was browsing Fu Lam Moon's tabelog entry yesterday and came across a picture of a bear claw:

http://tabelog.com/tokyo/A1301/A13010...

I've heard of this dish, but didn't know it was ever still served at restaurants. Does anyone know anything about this? Is it a joke? Is it a special-order item? Does anyone know a ball-park price range and how many people it serves?

Thanks.

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  1. You can get bear dishes at several restaurants in Tokyo, for example Matagi and La Chasse, I'm not sure if Boucherie Du Buppa has it too, so there's no a priori reason why they wouldn't serve claw soup (although it seems on the hairy side :) ).

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    1. re: Gargle

      interesting -- thanks.

    2. I don't often see news stories on bear paw. this article would price black-market wild brown bear paws from russia at $2150usd each...

      http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/artic...

      1. Damn. I thought this was a soup made out of donuts.