This baby soup is called ‘ Spare Rib Baby Soup ’ and is most expensive dish in Japan.
The reporter who originally took these pictures wrote that he had to wait a couple of weeks until a baby was available.
The story behind this is that a couple who had two daughters already had a third pregnancy which they aborted when they were shocked to find out at 5 months it was again a girl.
The first thing they did was they contacted the restaurant and sold their aborted daughter. Babies which are close to term (i.e. 9 months) cost 2,000 yuan (about US$ 290) The ones that are aborted earlier only cost a few hundred yuan (100 yuan is US 14.50)