Have you ever eaten KOBE Beef?

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Have you ever eaten KOBE Beef?

PassionateLover2 PassionateLover2
Kobe Beef has worldwide lovers due to its great tenderness and marbled richness. Many people also like eating Kobe steak due to its strong natural flavor and its versatility in cooking. A Kobe beef actually is a source of very delicious meals either in its raw form, fried, grilled or even sautéed. Anyone who has ever tasted Kobe beef can be in no denial, how delicious the beef is.

Although modern times have transformed how Kobe beef steaks are cooked, the original Japanese way of cooking Kobe steaks is still the best. Since the beef is delivered from Wagyu Japanese cattle, it’s otherwise known as Wagyu beef. This beef is bred in Japan and in other regions such as Australia and California where the breeding is done as per the specifications of Kobe beef. Wagyu steaks are thought to be excellent both in taste and quality which makes the beef very popular. Wagyu beef is, in fact, the only registered trademark of the popular Kobe beef. Some of the common recipes used when preparing Kobe steaks in Japanese style are such as Sukiyaki, shabu-shabu and teppanyaki.

Consumption of Wagyu beef is known to be very beneficial for the human body. In fact, many people refer Wagyu beef as the healthiest type of meat in the market. One of the reasons that make the meat good for human health is due to the presence of monounsaturated fats in high rates. In addition to this, about forty percent of the meat is composed of stearic acid. Stearic acid is very essential in ensuring cholesterol levels remain as low as possible in human body.

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06/09/2012
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Talena Talena
Never even heard of it
06/09/2012
humblepie humblepie
I've always wanted to! When it comes down to it, though, I'd rather have a big plate of sushi than a small amount of beef. One day I'll try it!
06/09/2012
vanilla&chocolate vanilla&chocolate
I haven't tried it, but I really want to!
06/09/2012
PassionateLover2 PassionateLover2
Quote:
Originally posted by PassionateLover2
Kobe Beef has worldwide lovers due to its great tenderness and marbled richness. Many people also like eating Kobe steak due to its strong natural flavor and its versatility in cooking. A Kobe beef actually is a source of very delicious meals either ...
While I have not eaten Kobe Beef, I would love to try it! I have heard that it just melts in your mouth. Since I make my own Sushi, and LOVE raw fish, it goes without saying! I find, though, that it is very expensive. Just the serving portion that the picture shown above would cost over $40!!!!
06/09/2012
gypsymama gypsymama
I love Kobe!!!! I have only had it half a dozen or so times, but if it wasn't so expensive I would eat it all the time. If you get the chance to try it, DO it!!! It is worth the price even if it is just to try it once!!!
06/09/2012
EvilHomer EvilHomer
No, but then again if you didn't eat it in japan is wasn't real Kobe beef.

link

That being said, I have had the faux-kobe and greatly enjoyed it. If (more likely when) I visit Japan, I will definitely try the real thing.
06/09/2012
ghalik ghalik
Quote:
Originally posted by EvilHomer
No, but then again if you didn't eat it in japan is wasn't real Kobe beef.

link

That being said, I have had the faux-kobe and greatly enjoyed it. If (more likely when) I visit Japan, I will definitely try the real thing. ...
You can get it in Macau. But not the US. Also, it's not "koh-bee."
06/09/2012
DreamWolf DreamWolf
Am crazy for oriental food, would LOVE to try it, not to mention that Japanese food isn't only a true art but healthy as hell too! ^^
06/09/2012
spunkmonkey spunkmonkey
My brother had some when he was in Japan, and told me all about it. I would love to try some someday.
06/09/2012
PassionateLover2 PassionateLover2
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Originally posted by ghalik
You can get it in Macau. But not the US. Also, it's not "koh-bee."
I thought there was some high-end restaurant in NEW YORK CITY that served the Kobe Beef! If I remember correctly from a FoodTV channel, they served it on a very hot STONE and brought to your table. I know in this case it is cooked, not raw.

Moreover, if the beef is bred not only in Japan but in other regions such as Australia and California, I would think we have access to to directly from California!!
06/09/2012
Allstars316 Allstars316
No I will not be having any of this.
06/09/2012
js250 js250
I haven't tried it, but we do eat angus all the time, it is raised where I live.
06/09/2012
Gracie Gracie
I would try it happily, but I think I want it cooked first.
06/10/2012
MeliPixie MeliPixie
I've never had Kobe beef, not only because it's quite expensive, but also because I just can't find it.
06/10/2012
PassionateLover2 PassionateLover2
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Originally posted by Gracie
I would try it happily, but I think I want it cooked first.
I read that it just melts in your warm mouth! I guess it is no different than eating a slice of Italian ham in which the fatty part is the best!
06/10/2012
comatose-kitty comatose-kitty
Never tried it, and don't really want to but still kinda do
06/10/2012
namelesschaos namelesschaos
Quote:
Originally posted by PassionateLover2
I thought there was some high-end restaurant in NEW YORK CITY that served the Kobe Beef! If I remember correctly from a FoodTV channel, they served it on a very hot STONE and brought to your table. I know in this case it is cooked, not ...
Read the article linked by EvilHomer. Actually Kobe is a registered trade mark in Japan and is illegal to import into the US. Saying California Kobe is like saying California Florida orange juice. The term Kobe is pretty much unregulated here in the US. It is a marketing gimmick that says nothing about the actually quality of the meat. The funny thing is that some actually try to spin it not being like Kobe as a benefit of this faux Kobe.

Example from kobe Beef America: link

"If we as Americans tried to eat true Japanese Kobe Beef in a large steak form, we would have a hard time finishing the meal."

"we believe that for the American palette, our American Style Kobe Beef is much more appealing than our Japanese counterpart."

Translation: It not at all like Kobe but we are going to charge you the Kobe price anyway.

I've never tried either the real of faux Kobe.
06/10/2012
chantalgiardina chantalgiardina
Quote:
Originally posted by PassionateLover2
Kobe Beef has worldwide lovers due to its great tenderness and marbled richness. Many people also like eating Kobe steak due to its strong natural flavor and its versatility in cooking. A Kobe beef actually is a source of very delicious meals either ...
interested to try it
06/10/2012
PassionateLover2 PassionateLover2
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Originally posted by namelesschaos
Read the article linked by EvilHomer. Actually Kobe is a registered trade mark in Japan and is illegal to import into the US. Saying California Kobe is like saying California Florida orange juice. The term Kobe is pretty much unregulated here in the ...
Thanks for sharing! I did watch a Food channel program where a restaurant in NYC was promoting Kobe beef on their menu. Not sure who to believe!
06/22/2012
marrythenight marrythenight
I've never tried it! I don't know where I'd find it in my area, though.
06/22/2012
SilverMinxxx SilverMinxxx
I haven't tried it, but I would.
06/22/2012
Yaoi Pervette (deleted) Yaoi Pervette (deleted)
There was an article that mentioned this on Cracked recently. It pretty much said what the Forbes article that Evil Homer posted says. No real Kobe beef anywhere but Japan and Macau.
06/22/2012
JennSenn JennSenn
I had some Wagyu beef when I was in Japan. They served it over a hot stone and we cooked it ourselves, but I ended up cooking it too long! XD I don't think I can properly appreciate this kind of beef, but it was really good!
06/22/2012
AHubbyof2SexualMinds AHubbyof2SexualMinds
I've tried Kobe steak, and it was incredible. Not sure I could handle to raw application though.
06/25/2012
J5ive J5ive
I would like to try it
06/25/2012
indiechick indiechick
Quote:
Originally posted by PassionateLover2
Kobe Beef has worldwide lovers due to its great tenderness and marbled richness. Many people also like eating Kobe steak due to its strong natural flavor and its versatility in cooking. A Kobe beef actually is a source of very delicious meals either ...
nom nom nom nom nom
06/25/2012
Khanner Khanner
I don't prefer fatty meats but I'd like to try it at least once, especially knowing how well they treat their cows.
06/25/2012
PassionateLover2 PassionateLover2
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Originally posted by JennSenn
I had some Wagyu beef when I was in Japan. They served it over a hot stone and we cooked it ourselves, but I ended up cooking it too long! XD I don't think I can properly appreciate this kind of beef, but it was really good!
Thanks for sharing. It is an interest process in preparation. Just like fish, you don't want to over cook it!
07/05/2012
BlooJay BlooJay
I'd like to try it.
07/05/2012
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