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Old 09-14-2008, 01:52 PM   #31
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Form what I have heard, Japanese Wagyu ends up tasting like the best beef you've ever had with the texture of velvety butter.
It's pretty much the best ever. The top two grades are A4 and A5, with A5 being the top tier. The difference is in the marbling. That's how the grades are determined. This is A4 grade Kobe that I was able to get. This is only the second highest grade, imagine how much marbling A5 has. And it isn't even a fatty cut like the rib eye.







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Old 09-14-2008, 01:59 PM   #32
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It's pretty much the best ever. The top two grades are A4 and A5, with A5 being the top tier. The difference is in the marbling. That's how the grades are determined. This is A4 grade Kobe that I was able to get. This is only the second highest grade, imagine how much marbling A5 has. And it isn't even a fatty cut like the rib eye.


Whoa! Looks terrific. Mail order availble in the US???
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IC, it looks as if one would not need a knife...literally cut it with your fork!
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Whoa! Looks terrific. Mail order availble in the US???
You can order it here.

The pricing is determined by cut, grade, and level of marbling. There are pictures on the website which show the differences between them.
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Double gulp!!!

$133.99 = 1 (ONE) 12 oz ribeye

gulp gulp gulp choke
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Double gulp!!!

$133.99 = 1 (ONE) 12 oz ribeye

gulp gulp gulp choke
The A3 grade is much cheaper, and it's even on sale!

1 ( 16 ozs. ) Rib Eye Steak - 100 % Kobe Beef - Wagyu Beef from Japan

Kobe Beef Regular price: $129.99Kobe Beef Sale price: $99.99
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BTW, the cut of beef in the pics I posted is called the 'coulette'. It's somewhere around or between the short and sirloin areas. I'm not sure exactly where, but it's almost like a cross between a tender and top sirloin.
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BTW, the cut of beef in the pics I posted is called the 'coulette'. It's somewhere around or between the short and sirloin areas. I'm not sure exactly where, but it's almost like a cross between a tender and top sirloin.
All I can say is that I am in awe. That meat looks perfect. I have a 30th anniversary coming up next June. Why not? Cheaper than going to Ruth's Crist, and I have much better wine than they do. I'm really glad I saw this thread. Thanks ironchef.
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