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Kuroge breed of Wagyu A-5 grade is literally the top grade of Japanese beef available in the world, marbled beyond belief, intensely satisfying and graded A-5, the highest possible ranking in the strict Japanese scoring system. The Kuroge breed cattle are humanely-raised on grass when young and then finished in the traditional Japanese fashion with incremental amounts of grain that build on the breed's natural propensity to exquisite and abundant marbling. A stress-free environment and massage for muscle stimulation are all part of the pampering that the cattle receive. Strict protocols from birth to export ensure beef of unsurpassed quality. The unique Japanese BMS scoring system judges beef on several criteria, and guarantees that the highest standards are met with each piece of beef.
There is nothing that can touch Kuroge breed of Wagyu A-5 grade beef for flavor and tenderness with a limited supply and extremely rare beef which sells for $130+ a pound... and that is by the highest and best seller of Kuroge breed of Wagyu A-5 grade shipped fresh from Japan. Now. these two 14oz steaks for $240, meaning $137 a pound is sold by who...
I keep these in the freezer when unexpected guests drop-in, or if one of the staff has guests. We would rather slaughter the fatted calf, but that is not always practical for I prefer my beef sufficiently aged. Having just said that, I realize that I must institute a detailed and precise slaughtering schedule to insure always having quality beef on hand.
I may have given these Kobe steaks four stars if that were my only gripe, but I have a problem with the size. First off, these cuts are only one inch thick, which is ghastly offensive. A steak should be, at the bare minimum, two inches thick. I do not even associate with proletarians, and can only imagine the horrors that these "people" commit against decent food. Can't these people just eat sensibly, or not at all. Please don't get me started, for I wanted to include sterility drugs in all fast food, particularly the bargain menu, but that is merely a hope and dream for another day. Alas, if only the sensibilities of Marie Antoinette prevailed.
Secondly, isn't there a law somewhere about a steak less that two pounds? My heavens, this fourteen ouncer is a mere sampler, a tease. I suppose these cuts are intended to be given away at those offensive stores that the yuppies flock to as lemmings to a cliff.
Lastly, I must close this review before I become too distraught.
Kobe beef comes from a specific prefecture in Japan and is illegal to import in to the United states. In fact, it has been illegal to import since 2010 in any form. This is just overpriced regular American beef.
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