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Kobe Beef

Discussion in 'Food Forum' started by OaklandGlock, Jun 15, 2004.

  1. OaklandGlock

    OaklandGlock

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    just wondering has anyone here ever eaten Kobe beef? It's delicious, tell me where u dined at and do you like it even though it is very expensive
     
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    jlw_84 General Glocker

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    Very nice meat but very pricey. I had it twice in Japan ( Hiroshima and Okinawa City) and the bill was like over $200.00 per person and that was discounted for the size of our party.

    Beef in Japan is very high price since it has to be imported and most big grocery stores don't carry alot of it and the prime cuts are very top-dollars. Any beef locally ( i.e Kobe is suppose to be raise in the area around Kobe Japan ) is very high dollars since the japanese farmers spend more dollars or I should say yen to raise their cows and tend to their farmlands.

    My best advice is to just stick with good ole american beef unless you just have to eat Kobe and then go to japan and buy just to say you had traditional kobe beef. I highly doubt any american-japanese restraunt could really say traditional "Kobe Beef" since we are not in Japan and the beef would most likely be locally grown. Our own Primes cuts of beef will be better and surely cheaper.

    So in a nutshell Kobe Beef is just a fancy way of saying overly priced beef in japan due to limited beef products. (IMHO) . If took a prime rib cut from traditional Kobe Beef and the best Prime cut from a typical steer here and cook it the same, you will not notice any difference. Just buy American.
     
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    But they massage the cattle and give them sake, so that makes it all worth it, right? ;)
     
  5. Mild Bill

    Mild Bill Millennium Member

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    I want beef tender and juicy but I still want it to feel like beef to my teef!

    The Kobe I experienced squooshed in between my molars and felt kinda like rare tuna tataki...
    It was oily too, because of the intense unrendered marbling in my medium rare steak...

    I have a local Italian meat market and grocery that puts out, on occasion,
    HEAVILY marbled Delmonico steaks that I'll snatch up because I recognize them as being "prime",
    at a "choice" price...

    They allow me to cook them to a medium-well for my wife and still remain tender and juicy...
    Along with some other cuts I remain loyal to, this is as tender, juicy, and flavorful as I need beef to be.
    And it's $6.00+/- a pound...

    ;c
     
  6. Glockerel

    Glockerel Got Mojo?

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    Wanna hear a real joke?
    Kobe Beef Hotdogs.
    They are quite the rage in restaurants and gourmet circles.
    I mean, really, don't lungs, bungs and tongues taste the same on all cattle?
     
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    Mild Bill Millennium Member

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    ;z

    That's killer!
     
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    ***edited due to inapporiate content***
     
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    **EDITED**

    Just for you Miss Kitty;)
     
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    Had some in Thailand.

    I was not impressed.
     
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    Had some at Sam's Anchor Inn in Okinawa many moons ago. Pretty good but not the best steak I've ever eaten.
     
  12. OaklandGlock

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    If anyone is ever in the Bay Area go to San Francisco's Harris'. The Kobe Wagyu and the Gin Martini is the best ever.
     
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    The Kobe beef cattle are being bred, raised and their meat sold in Virginia. Two big cattle ranches in the north/central part of VA. Mostly going to restaurants, but you can buy for your home at ;G prices. LOL
     
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    This is funny too!;z ;z