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(Forbes)   Ever bought Kobe beef in the US? Congratulations, you've been duped   (forbes.com) divider line 22
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8376 clicks; posted to Business » on 12 Apr 2012 at 7:58 PM (3 years ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2012-04-12 06:55:54 PM  
7 votes:
Last I heard, when you wagyu beef in public they arrest you.
2012-04-12 04:59:26 PM  
5 votes:
I feel as violated as a 19-year-old hotel worker.
2012-04-12 07:32:05 PM  
2 votes:
I wonder what lean, finely-textured Kobe beef would be like.
2012-04-12 07:27:26 PM  
2 votes:
No obvious tag? I somehow never thought that the $8 Kobe Burger at the local sports bar was milk fed Waygu, ground into a patty and topped with bland iceburg lettuce, a non tasting tomato slice and some overcooked bacon.
2012-04-12 06:50:21 PM  
2 votes:

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: Christ, could the font in that article be more annoying?


Try ctrl+alt+left to make the font more manageable .
2012-04-12 05:38:16 PM  
2 votes:

Modguy: James!: Is this like how champagne isn't really champagne unless it comes from Champagne?

This would indeed be the case, except it's not a purely regional thing. Evidentally there are strict regulations even in the Kobe region for it to be named Kobe Beef, among them a requirement of a specific bread of cow used, authorized slaughterhouses, and yes, regional influences such as grass and water.


Cows are bread?
2012-04-12 05:06:51 PM  
2 votes:
I have no interest whatsoever in the complaints of Mr. Bryant
2012-04-13 01:32:32 AM  
1 votes:

Procedural Texture: GreenAdder: Oh, like anything Kobe-related isn't a complete meltdown.

Know how I know you've never looked at a map of Japan before?

hint: because Kobe and Fukushima are practically opposite ends of the country


It was a Kobe Bryant joke, bub. Went over your head, it did.
2012-04-13 01:25:17 AM  
1 votes:

Shostie: I wonder what lean, finely-textured Kobe beef would be like.


Go ask Shaq
2012-04-12 09:57:32 PM  
1 votes:
Kobe Beef in the U.S. really isn't from Kobe?

Oh great. Next you're going to tell me that Rocky Mountain Oysters really aren't from the Rocky Mountains.
2012-04-12 09:53:32 PM  
1 votes:

AverageAmericanGuy: madgonad: Even if you could import real Kobe beef, nobody is going to prepare it in a way that shows off the texture, grain, and mouth-feel of the product. If you are serious about sushi you have probably encountered a similar grade of 'meat' quality in tuna (bluefin).
First is maguro. This is regular high quality tuna suitable for sashimi or nigiri. Most common form of sushi/sashimi.
Second is toro. This meat is only from the underbelly of the tuna and is very fatty/oily.
Third is chutoro. Technically a subset of toro, has higher fat content.
Fourth is otoro. A subset of chutoro having even more fat and flavor.
Fifth is sunazuri. This is a further subset of toro which has visible ribbons of fat and combines the extremely high quality flavor of the best toro with an obvious presentation benefit. We are getting into restaurant gimmicks now...

Sushi primer. Everything you need to know about sushi, including ranks of tuna.

Link (new window)


I love that video.

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2012-04-12 09:00:58 PM  
1 votes:
For those of you who thought they were eating Kobe beef, you were really having the equivalent of Greg Oden beef.
2012-04-12 08:51:15 PM  
1 votes:

Shostie: After they take the prime cuts off the carcass, they use a chemical process involving an ammonia compound to remove every last molecule of flesh from the bones. The result is a a very liquidy substance also known as pink slime. It is sometimes added to ground beef.


Ah a joke. Ha ha.
2012-04-12 08:25:33 PM  
1 votes:
Crud. There goes my company. I was marketing Kobe Slime in place of pink slime!!!!
2012-04-12 07:05:33 PM  
1 votes:
Stupid k0bama let this happen, under his watch.

/got nothing
//don't care about whatever Kobe beef is supposed to be
2012-04-12 06:53:39 PM  
1 votes:

revrendjim: American style Kobe:

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I think that's more ham than beef
2012-04-12 05:48:29 PM  
1 votes:

Grables'Daughter: Modguy: Grables'Daughter: Modguy: James!: Is this like how champagne isn't really champagne unless it comes from Champagne?

This would indeed be the case, except it's not a purely regional thing. Evidentally there are strict regulations even in the Kobe region for it to be named Kobe Beef, among them a requirement of a specific bread of cow used, authorized slaughterhouses, and yes, regional influences such as grass and water.

Cows are bread?

Yes.

[www.thefreshloaf.com image 640x480]

That's adowabol! Adorabull


Sorry, Pet peeve.
2012-04-12 05:42:39 PM  
1 votes:

Grables'Daughter: Modguy: James!: Is this like how champagne isn't really champagne unless it comes from Champagne?

This would indeed be the case, except it's not a purely regional thing. Evidentally there are strict regulations even in the Kobe region for it to be named Kobe Beef, among them a requirement of a specific bread of cow used, authorized slaughterhouses, and yes, regional influences such as grass and water.

Cows are bread?


Yes.

www.thefreshloaf.com
2012-04-12 05:40:47 PM  
1 votes:
I pretty much assumed anything in the states labeled "Kobe beef" was not really from Japan, but from similar breeds of cows produced domestically. I tend to stick to grass-fed beef these days, anyway.
2012-04-12 05:39:04 PM  
1 votes:
Oh, like anything Kobe-related isn't a complete meltdown.
2012-04-12 05:37:47 PM  
1 votes:

wee: You can import beef from Japan (at least before the hoof-and-mouth thing). Article's author is full of shiat.


Know how I know you didn't RTFA?

/Because he talked about that
2012-04-12 05:21:27 PM  
1 votes:
What? Next thing you'll be telling me Budweiser isn't really beer!
 
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