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2012-09-19 11:11:39 AM  
I thought Japan also doesn't allow export of true Kobe beef? How the hell would they be able to bring it here?
 
2012-09-19 11:19:08 AM  

RexTalionis: I thought Japan also doesn't allow export of true Kobe beef? How the hell would they be able to bring it here?


FTA: "The new steak dish at Old Homestead is so expensive because it is a rare cut of real Japanese Kobe beef, which had been banned for sale in the US until recently."
 
2012-09-19 11:40:58 AM  

FirstNationalBastard: I thought Kobe beef was only served in Colorado hotel rooms.

one internet for you, sir
 
2012-09-19 11:48:05 AM  

FirstNationalBastard: I thought Kobe beef was only served in Colorado hotel rooms.


i27.tinypic.com
 
2012-09-19 11:56:23 AM  
In before the "YOU CAN'T BUY KOBE BEEF IN AMERICA" fools.
 
2012-09-19 12:00:14 PM  
I wonder if Kobe beef really is that good? With all the hype surrounding it, if I were to ever have the pleasure of masticating on a piece of Kobe beef, I would expect it to taste like chewing on corporeal bliss.
 
2012-09-19 01:34:41 PM  

Cythraul: I wonder if Kobe beef really is that good? With all the hype surrounding it, if I were to ever have the pleasure of masticating on a piece of Kobe beef, I would expect it to taste like chewing on corporeal bliss.


I sincerely doubt, unless you're one of those apparently plentiful people who think spending money is the same as getting quality.
 
2012-09-19 01:35:18 PM  
it.
 
2012-09-19 01:42:03 PM  

Cythraul: I wonder if Kobe beef really is that good? With all the hype surrounding it, if I were to ever have the pleasure of masticating on a piece of Kobe beef, I would expect it to taste like chewing on corporeal bliss.


I had one last night, cooked to perfection (medium well). I enjoyed my baked potato better to be honest, except I had to use so much ketchup on the steak that it ran off and ruined the tater skin. Ah well, YOLO.
 
2012-09-19 01:45:37 PM  
It looks amazing, but not $350 amazing.
 
2012-09-19 01:47:01 PM  

vudukungfu: In before the "YOU CAN'T BUY KOBE BEEF IN AMERICA" fools.


I thought this was a good read back in April of this year. Where is he wrong?

http://www.forbes.com/sites/larryolmsted/2012/04/12/foods-biggest-sca m -the-great-kobe-beef-lie/
 
2012-09-19 01:47:32 PM  

thismomentinblackhistory: Cythraul: I wonder if Kobe beef really is that good? With all the hype surrounding it, if I were to ever have the pleasure of masticating on a piece of Kobe beef, I would expect it to taste like chewing on corporeal bliss.

I had one last night, cooked to perfection (medium well). I enjoyed my baked potato better to be honest, except I had to use so much ketchup on the steak that it ran off and ruined the tater skin. Ah well, YOLO.


You, sir, are a complete moran.

If it ain't chicken fried, it ain't kobe!
 
2012-09-19 01:50:06 PM  

thismomentinblackhistory: I had one last night, cooked to perfection (medium well). I enjoyed my baked potato better to be honest, except I had to use so much ketchup on the steak that it ran off and ruined the tater skin. Ah well, YOLO.


I had a stroke just thinking that this might be real for a second.
 
2012-09-19 01:50:09 PM  
The best beef in the world comes from retired oxen in northern Spain. Link
 
2012-09-19 01:52:20 PM  
"It's the most delicate, decadent beef in the world," said restaurant co-owner Marc Sherry. "It's like having July 4th in your mouth - there is an explosion of flavors."


Oh please...you could just sell rich people domestic Wagyu beef and they wouldn't know the difference. Also, "explosion of flavors"? It just tastes like beef, dude...
 
2012-09-19 01:53:45 PM  
at that price i'd stick to eating pink slime tyvm
 
2012-09-19 01:53:49 PM  

bdub77: RexTalionis: I thought Japan also doesn't allow export of true Kobe beef? How the hell would they be able to bring it here?

FTA: "The new steak dish at Old Homestead is so expensive because it is a rare cut of real Japanese Kobe beef, which had been banned for sale in the US until recently."


That's interesting, however how'd it get here? You know, as the guys that make it haven't sent any:

http://www.kobe-niku.jp/contents/export/
 
2012-09-19 02:02:59 PM  
My guess is the "reporter" made a quick google search on Japanese beef imports (Which were banned from some places around Fukushima because of radiation scares and in April all other places because of hoof and mouth. A few weeks ago we started to import Japanese beef again as both of these issues are subsided.

Saw that Japanese beef was now legal, let the restaurant guy say that he had Kobe beef, and left it at that.

It's American or maybe Australian Kobe style Waygu.
 
2012-09-19 02:05:00 PM  

thismomentinblackhistory: Cythraul: I wonder if Kobe beef really is that good? With all the hype surrounding it, if I were to ever have the pleasure of masticating on a piece of Kobe beef, I would expect it to taste like chewing on corporeal bliss.

I had one last night, cooked to perfection (medium well). I enjoyed my baked potato better to be honest, except I had to use so much ketchup on the steak that it ran off and ruined the tater skin. Ah well, YOLO.


I LOL'd.
 
2012-09-19 02:05:31 PM  

Cythraul: I wonder if Kobe beef really is that good? With all the hype surrounding it, if I were to ever have the pleasure of masticating on a piece of Kobe beef, I would expect it to taste like chewing on corporeal bliss.


Hey, whatever gets you off.
 
2012-09-19 02:14:13 PM  

DoBeDoBeDo:
It's American or maybe Australian Kobe style Waygu.


We have a Waygu ranch here in Vermont.
 
2012-09-19 02:15:41 PM  
I'll wait until they import some good beef from China.
And it will be cheaper too.
 
2012-09-19 02:16:21 PM  
How to troll food snobs, Lesson 1: Take some Kobe beef, record yourself grinding it up, then cook (well done) into burgers. Top with generic grocery store BBQ sauce and some bacon. Upload to YouTube. Enjoy outrage.
 
2012-09-19 02:18:49 PM  
As I have had Kobe beef in Kobe, I can say it was delicious. Would I buy again/worth the ¥? eeh...

/csb
//randomly picking items in restaurants was better high.
 
2012-09-19 02:19:12 PM  

Cythraul: How to troll food snobs, Lesson 1: Take some Kobe beef, record yourself grinding it up, then cook (well done) into burgers. Top with generic grocery store BBQ sauce and some bacon. Upload to YouTube. Enjoy outrage.


Chase it with a nice 21 year old single malt mixed with Mountain Dew.
 
2012-09-19 02:27:23 PM  
Pretty hotel concierges hate Kobe beef.
 
2012-09-19 02:31:04 PM  
But Frazier, we simply must be first !
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2012-09-19 02:31:57 PM  
Meh I am fine with American beef no need to over pay for a steak.

Cythraul: How to troll food snobs, Lesson 1: Take some Kobe beef, record yourself grinding it up, then cook (well done) into burgers. Top with generic grocery store BBQ sauce and some bacon. Upload to YouTube. Enjoy outrage.


Maximum trollage. Well played.
 
2012-09-19 02:37:50 PM  
Kobe is just a region, Wagyū cattle, is the correct name.
 
2012-09-19 02:41:36 PM  

cig-mkr: I'll wait until they import some good beef from China.
And it will be cheaper too.


So basically what you're saying is, the Chinese can do for beef what they did for rubber dogshiat out of Hong Kong?

/talk to me goose.
 
2012-09-19 02:50:08 PM  

Lt. Cheese Weasel: cig-mkr: I'll wait until they import some good beef from China.
And it will be cheaper too.

So basically what you're saying is, the Chinese can do for beef what they did for rubber dogshiat out of Hong Kong?

/talk to me goose.


Why sure they can, look how real the rubber dogshait looks.
And while it may contain a little lead and some other toxins, you won't really be able to taste it.
Bonus, It will be sold at your local WalMart.
 
2012-09-19 02:51:35 PM  
"You can't get Kobe..."

Kobe is a town in Japan. Waygu is a type of cattle famously raised in Kobe but now raised elsewhere.
 
2012-09-19 02:52:06 PM  

Cythraul: I wonder if Kobe beef really is that good? With all the hype surrounding it, if I were to ever have the pleasure of masticating on a piece of Kobe beef, I would expect it to taste like chewing on corporeal bliss.


It isn't. Had some in Japan and it tasted like any other good cut of meat.
 
2012-09-19 02:59:56 PM  

BarkingUnicorn: The best beef in the world comes from retired oxen in northern Spain. Link


...retired from what?
 
2012-09-19 03:07:38 PM  

Lt. Cheese Weasel: Kobe is just a region, Wagyū cattle, is the correct name.


Champagne is just a region, sparkling white wine is the correct name.
 
2012-09-19 03:13:30 PM  

Cythraul: I wonder if Kobe beef really is that good? With all the hype surrounding it, if I were to ever have the pleasure of masticating on a piece of Kobe beef, I would expect it to taste like chewing on corporeal bliss.


I would expect your steak to be very sticky, and to smell like cleaning solvent.
 
2012-09-19 03:15:44 PM  
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Jeff Coatsworth: Do you know what Kobe beef is?
Marshall Eriksen: The most expensive beef in the world.
Jeff Coatsworth: The place I'm taking you has Kobe lobster. That's lobster that is fed on Kobe beef.
 
2012-09-19 03:16:58 PM  

Cythraul: How to troll food snobs, Lesson 1: Take some Kobe beef, record yourself grinding it up, then cook (well done) into burgers. Top with generic grocery store BBQ sauce and some bacon. Upload to YouTube. Enjoy outrage.


I think turning it into Hamburger Helper would be much more up-scale.
 
2012-09-19 03:30:04 PM  

moos: "You can't get Kobe..."

Kobe is a town in Japan. Waygu is a type of cattle famously raised in Kobe but now raised elsewhere.


Incorrect, try again.
 
2012-09-19 03:31:06 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: I thought Kobe beef was only served in Colorado hotel rooms.


www.jonhusby.com

/I lol'd
 
2012-09-19 03:38:18 PM  

bemis23: moos: "You can't get Kobe..."

Kobe is a town in Japan. Waygu is a type of cattle famously raised in Kobe but now raised elsewhere.

Incorrect, try again.


Partially incorrect I should say, Kobe is a city/port (not really a town).

Wholly incorrect on the Wagyu part: Wagyu is not a breed, it is a class/family of breeds. True Kobe beef only comes from a single breed, and that breed must be raised in the Hyogo prefecture and raised according to very specific rules. Wagyu in the US is unregulated so ranchers can sell "Wagyu" beef with very little actual Wagyu heritage, and it's likely not the correct Kobe breed (Tajima-something or other).
 
2012-09-19 03:42:57 PM  
You can only truly get the proper flavor, the way God intended it, when you cook the cow while it is still alive. The best experience is when they cook the live cow right at your table, to minimize the distance from hoof to fork
 
2012-09-19 03:49:24 PM  

Lost Thought 00: You can only truly get the proper flavor, the way God intended it, when you cook the cow while it is still alive. The best experience is when they cook the live cow right at your table, to minimize the distance from hoof to fork


I just pop in a hunk of raw meat between my teeth then use a browning torch on it. Fork... pffft. Amateurs!
 
2012-09-19 03:50:46 PM  
Huh, I had heard that the name "Kobe" was used frequently in this country by food vendors just because it wasn't trademarked. If real Kobe beef is now available for sale, I wonder if that may change.
 
2012-09-19 03:56:16 PM  

cyberspacedout: Huh, I had heard that the name "Kobe" was used frequently in this country by food vendors just because it wasn't trademarked. If real Kobe beef is now available for sale, I wonder if that may change.


"Kobe" beef is trademarked. The Kobe Beef Marketing & Distribution Promotion Association just doesn't protect their trademark as aggressively as the Champagne people do.
 
2012-09-19 03:57:09 PM  

bemis23: bemis23: moos: "You can't get Kobe..."

Kobe is a town in Japan. Waygu is a type of cattle famously raised in Kobe but now raised elsewhere.

Incorrect, try again.

Partially incorrect I should say, Kobe is a city/port (not really a town).

Wholly incorrect on the Wagyu part: Wagyu is not a breed, it is a class/family of breeds. True Kobe beef only comes from a single breed, and that breed must be raised in the Hyogo prefecture and raised according to very specific rules. Wagyu in the US is unregulated so ranchers can sell "Wagyu" beef with very little actual Wagyu heritage, and it's likely not the correct Kobe breed (Tajima-something or other).


Not going to split hairs on town/city/port. Are you really arguing population size designations on an internet forum?

Did a little more research to firm my position. "Wagyu," in the US has been crossbred with Black Angus mostly for climate acclimation/survivability reasons, so it's not the same thing as Tajima-gyu though it's descendant (or at least supposed to be.) So I was partially incorrect.

You can't get Poulet de Bresse in the US either. I'd probably be more excited about that than Tajima-gyu.
 
2012-09-19 03:59:51 PM  

Cythraul: I wonder if Kobe beef really is that good? With all the hype surrounding it, if I were to ever have the pleasure of masticating on a piece of Kobe beef, I would expect it to taste like chewing on corporeal bliss.


Is a $500 bottle of limited edition French wine really that much better than a $20 Napa Valley wine, or a $2 bottle of Charles Shaw? Some people say yes, some say no.
 
2012-09-19 04:00:53 PM  

DoBeDoBeDo: My guess is the "reporter" made a quick google search on Japanese beef imports (Which were banned from some places around Fukushima because of radiation scares and in April all other places because of hoof and mouth. A few weeks ago we started to import Japanese beef again as both of these issues are subsided.

Saw that Japanese beef was now legal, let the restaurant guy say that he had Kobe beef, and left it at that.

It's American or maybe Australian Kobe style Waygu.


I was under the impression that all Japan beef imports had stopped in April 2010 because of hoof and mouth. This would predate Fukushima by almost a year.
 
2012-09-19 04:05:07 PM  

Moopy Mac: cyberspacedout: Huh, I had heard that the name "Kobe" was used frequently in this country by food vendors just because it wasn't trademarked. If real Kobe beef is now available for sale, I wonder if that may change.

"Kobe" beef is trademarked. The Kobe Beef Marketing & Distribution Promotion Association just doesn't protect their trademark as aggressively as the Champagne people do.


Huh, did not know that. Maybe now they can start kicking some ass, since they'll need their trademark to sell the real thing.
 
2012-09-19 04:12:14 PM  

cyberspacedout: Moopy Mac: cyberspacedout: Huh, I had heard that the name "Kobe" was used frequently in this country by food vendors just because it wasn't trademarked. If real Kobe beef is now available for sale, I wonder if that may change.

"Kobe" beef is trademarked. The Kobe Beef Marketing & Distribution Promotion Association just doesn't protect their trademark as aggressively as the Champagne people do.

Huh, did not know that. Maybe now they can start kicking some ass, since they'll need their trademark to sell the real thing.


Are you trying to tell me that Jack-in-the-Box's Kobe Burger isn't made out of real Kobe Beef?
 
2012-09-19 04:24:33 PM  

valkore: Cythraul: I wonder if Kobe beef really is that good? With all the hype surrounding it, if I were to ever have the pleasure of masticating on a piece of Kobe beef, I would expect it to taste like chewing on corporeal bliss.

Is a $500 bottle of limited edition French wine really that much better than a $20 Napa Valley wine, or a $2 bottle of Charles Shaw? Some people say yes, some say no.


Only in the sense of "Hot damn, I can afford a $500 bottle of wine!"
 
2012-09-19 04:28:16 PM  
The best beef serves itself.

www.naderlibrary.com
 
2012-09-19 05:03:15 PM  

RexTalionis: I thought Japan also doesn't allow export of true Kobe beef? How the hell would they be able to bring it here?


This.
 
2012-09-19 05:13:47 PM  

moos: You can't get Poulet de Bresse in the US either. I'd probably be more excited about that than Tajima-gyu.


Meh. Tastes like chicken...
 
2012-09-19 05:47:24 PM  

valkore: Cythraul: I wonder if Kobe beef really is that good? With all the hype surrounding it, if I were to ever have the pleasure of masticating on a piece of Kobe beef, I would expect it to taste like chewing on corporeal bliss.

Is a $500 bottle of limited edition French wine really that much better than a $20 Napa Valley wine, or a $2 bottle of Charles Shaw? Some people say yes, some say no.


All I have to say is my $4 bottle of California port tastes pretty good.
 
2012-09-19 05:53:07 PM  
Save (some) of your money and get Waygu from Australia
 
2012-09-19 05:55:38 PM  

Cythraul: I wonder if Kobe beef really is that good?


It is. Aw lawd, it is.

/been to Japan and made a point of having it every time I go
 
2012-09-19 06:01:41 PM  

Broktun: Save (some) of your money and get Waygu from Australia


Or go to your local butcher's and get a decent Angus ribeye. Jeez, wtf is wrong with that?
 
2012-09-19 06:12:40 PM  
Kobe Beef: Douchebag Chow
 
2012-09-19 06:17:30 PM  

sprawl15: BarkingUnicorn: The best beef in the world comes from retired oxen in northern Spain. Link

...retired from what?


Life
 
2012-09-19 06:39:56 PM  
There is no legal definition for Kobe Beef, so shady restauranteurs around the globe call it that when it isn't from there. There was an expose of that recently. The real thing never leaves Japan. The thing about giving cattle beer is bogus, too. Never confuse the New York Post or New York Daily News for the New York Times. Those two are sensationalist tabloid trash.
 
2012-09-19 06:45:43 PM  

Calmamity: I sincerely doubt, unless you're one of those apparently plentiful people who think spending money is the same as getting quality.


I can understand where you're coming from. But if you haven't had a properly prepared Waygu filet, you haven't had a steak. "Melts in your mouth" is an actual thing. The flavor is quite good, but the difference in quality is more than just flavor. It's texture as well.
 
2012-09-19 06:52:06 PM  

Honest Bender: Calmamity: I sincerely doubt, unless you're one of those apparently plentiful people who think spending money is the same as getting quality.

I can understand where you're coming from. But if you haven't had a properly prepared Waygu filet, you haven't had a steak. "Melts in your mouth" is an actual thing. The flavor is quite good, but the difference in quality is more than just flavor. It's texture as well.


So you basically ruin a good steak by turning it into brisket
 
2012-09-19 06:54:15 PM  

Lost Thought 00: Honest Bender: Calmamity: I sincerely doubt, unless you're one of those apparently plentiful people who think spending money is the same as getting quality.

I can understand where you're coming from. But if you haven't had a properly prepared Waygu filet, you haven't had a steak. "Melts in your mouth" is an actual thing. The flavor is quite good, but the difference in quality is more than just flavor. It's texture as well.

So you basically ruin a good steak by turning it into brisket


...huh?
 
2012-09-19 07:05:05 PM  

Cythraul: I wonder if Kobe beef really is that good? With all the hype surrounding it, if I were to ever have the pleasure of masticating on a piece of Kobe beef, I would expect it to taste like chewing on corporeal bliss.


Sometimes it's better -and cheaper- to get it from the source.
 
2012-09-19 07:53:47 PM  

uncoveror: There is no legal definition for Kobe Beef, so shady restauranteurs around the globe call it that when it isn't from there. There was an expose of that recently. The real thing never leaves Japan. The thing about giving cattle beer is bogus, too. Never confuse the New York Post or New York Daily News for the New York Times. Those two are sensationalist tabloid trash.


There is a single legal definition for "Kobe Beef". It can be found here:

www.kobe-niku.jp

And as of about two weeks ago, there is a very real possibility that the real thing will leave Japan and come to the USA. It already is shipped (in small quantities) to Macau.
 
2012-09-19 07:57:37 PM  

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: "It's the most delicate, decadent beef in the world," said restaurant co-owner Marc Sherry. "It's like having July 4th in your mouth - there is an explosion of flavors."


Oh please...you could just sell rich people domestic Wagyu beef and they wouldn't know the difference. Also, "explosion of flavors"? It just tastes like beef, dude...


Have you had it?

You can't honestly believe all beef tastes the same. And this is a statement coming from a guy who isn't bothered by pink slime.
 
2012-09-19 08:16:22 PM  

sprawl15: BarkingUnicorn: The best beef in the world comes from retired oxen in northern Spain. Link

...retired from what?


Working in the fields. Do you realize that an ox is just a steer, bull, or cow that is used as a draft animal?
 
2012-09-19 09:00:32 PM  

Moopy Mac: Macau.


Street of the Monkeys.
Find the one eyed dumpling vendor.
Ask for Ah Hua.
When he acknowledges you, tell him vudukungfu sent you.

Pay my bill and enjoy.
 
2012-09-19 09:26:49 PM  

Moopy Mac: uncoveror: There is no legal definition for Kobe Beef, so shady restauranteurs around the globe call it that when it isn't from there. There was an expose of that recently. The real thing never leaves Japan. The thing about giving cattle beer is bogus, too. Never confuse the New York Post or New York Daily News for the New York Times. Those two are sensationalist tabloid trash.

There is a single legal definition for "Kobe Beef". It can be found here:

[www.kobe-niku.jp image 554x143]

And as of about two weeks ago, there is a very real possibility that the real thing will leave Japan and come to the USA. It already is shipped (in small quantities) to Macau.


Japan has also authorized exports to Hong Kong.
 
2012-09-19 09:42:41 PM  

Cythraul: How to troll food snobs, Lesson 1: Take some Kobe beef, record yourself grinding it up, then cook (well done) into burgers. Top with generic grocery store BBQ sauce and some bacon. Upload to YouTube. Enjoy outrage.


Cheese. You forgot the Kraft Single American Slice on it.
 
2012-09-19 11:08:31 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: I thought Kobe beef was only served in Colorado hotel rooms.


Thread over
 
2012-09-20 02:42:28 AM  

thismomentinblackhistory: cooked to perfection (medium well)


That's how you know someone knows nothing about steak.
 
2012-09-20 03:24:44 AM  

Moopy Mac: cyberspacedout: Moopy Mac: cyberspacedout: Huh, I had heard that the name "Kobe" was used frequently in this country by food vendors just because it wasn't trademarked. If real Kobe beef is now available for sale, I wonder if that may change.

"Kobe" beef is trademarked. The Kobe Beef Marketing & Distribution Promotion Association just doesn't protect their trademark as aggressively as the Champagne people do.

Huh, did not know that. Maybe now they can start kicking some ass, since they'll need their trademark to sell the real thing.

Are you trying to tell me that Jack-in-the-Box's Kobe Burger isn't made out of real Kobe Beef?


Uh... they use beef?

I mean, no, of course it isn't.
 
2012-09-20 04:33:49 AM  

Jones_Boy: Lt. Cheese Weasel: Kobe is just a region, Wagyū cattle, is the correct name.

Champagne is just a region, sparkling white wine is the correct name.


Also, kung fu just means a way of doing something. The martial art is called wushu.
 
2012-09-20 07:46:23 AM  
Japan resumes beef exports to U.S. after 2-yr halt

The article doesn't state anything regarding Kobe specifically. I would guess that they haven't changed their stance on exporting Kobe to the U.S.
 
2012-09-20 08:16:23 AM  

jayhawk88: Cythraul: How to troll food snobs, Lesson 1: Take some Kobe beef, record yourself grinding it up, then cook (well done) into burgers. Top with generic grocery store BBQ sauce and some bacon. Upload to YouTube. Enjoy outrage.

Cheese. You forgot the Kraft Single American Slice on it.


I thought about that after my comment. I was thinking more along the lines of a thin slice of Velveeta, for maximum trolling.
 
2012-09-20 09:57:26 AM  

thismomentinblackhistory: I had one last night, cooked to perfection (medium well). I enjoyed my baked potato better to be honest, except I had to use so much ketchup on the steak that it ran off and ruined the tater skin. Ah well, YOLO.


Since you've had this, how would it compare to an Outback steak?
 
2012-09-20 12:26:57 PM  

thismomentinblackhistory: I had one last night, cooked to perfection (medium well). I enjoyed my baked potato better to be honest, except I had to use so much ketchup on the steak that it ran off and ruined the tater skin. Ah well, YOLO.


Excellent light sarcasm sauce with a beautiful marbling of wanting to punch you in the face.

Good one. Well deserved LOL.
 
2012-09-20 12:38:57 PM  

DoBeDoBeDo: bdub77: RexTalionis: I thought Japan also doesn't allow export of true Kobe beef? How the hell would they be able to bring it here?

FTA: "The new steak dish at Old Homestead is so expensive because it is a rare cut of real Japanese Kobe beef, which had been banned for sale in the US until recently."

That's interesting, however how'd it get here? You know, as the guys that make it haven't sent any:

http://www.kobe-niku.jp/contents/export/


A number of shipments to Macau had as authorized overseas sellers as "日美食品貿易", i.e. Japan America Food Trading". Maybe it's coming here via Macau?

/Not to say that NY Post isn't the NY version of the Daily Fail.
 
2012-09-20 03:18:34 PM  
Kobe beef (神戸ビーフ Kōbe bīfu?) refers to cuts of beef from the black Tajima-ushi breed of Wagyū cattle, raised according to strict tradition in Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan.

/wikipedia
 
2012-09-20 04:21:13 PM  

Cythraul: I wonder if Kobe beef really is that good? With all the hype surrounding it, if I were to ever have the pleasure of masticating on a piece of Kobe beef, I would expect it to taste like chewing on corporeal bliss.


Wagyu beef is farking delicious. It is discernibly different from your standard cut in both appearance and flavor. It's marbled like.... well... marble.
 
2012-09-20 07:01:05 PM  

bemis23: bemis23: moos: "You can't get Kobe..."

Kobe is a town in Japan. Waygu is a type of cattle famously raised in Kobe but now raised elsewhere.

Incorrect, try again.

Partially incorrect I should say, Kobe is a city/port (not really a town).

Wholly incorrect on the Wagyu part: Wagyu is not a breed, it is a class/family of breeds. True Kobe beef only comes from a single breed, and that breed must be raised in the Hyogo prefecture and raised according to very specific rules. Wagyu in the US is unregulated so ranchers can sell "Wagyu" beef with very little actual Wagyu heritage, and it's likely not the correct Kobe breed (Tajima-something or other).


Well, it's not really a city/port...more of a towny-town. Or as they say in Japanese, a "gfuyishimi".
 
2012-09-21 04:50:14 AM  

RexTalionis: I thought Japan also doesn't allow export of true Kobe beef? How the hell would they be able to bring it here?


Came here to say this. They can't. It isn't true Kobe beef. Not unless they found an indentical climate and geography and imported identical grazing.
 
2012-09-21 12:20:53 PM  

ParagonComplex: RexTalionis: I thought Japan also doesn't allow export of true Kobe beef? How the hell would they be able to bring it here?

Came here to say this. They can't. It isn't true Kobe beef. Not unless they found an indentical climate and geography and imported identical grazing.


If only you made it to the second post before quoting the initial post and responding* eh?

*statement not valid for all ignore lists.
 
2012-09-21 09:26:37 PM  

Smackledorfer: ParagonComplex: RexTalionis: I thought Japan also doesn't allow export of true Kobe beef? How the hell would they be able to bring it here?

Came here to say this. They can't. It isn't true Kobe beef. Not unless they found an indentical climate and geography and imported identical grazing.

If only you made it to the second post before quoting the initial post and responding* eh?

*statement not valid for all ignore lists.


My heart is broken that some cowardly passive-aggressive simpleton ignored me. I gotta run to the store really quick and get me a case of beer to drown my sorrows. If I ponder suicide it's entirely your fault for putting me in such a depressed state. I do not know how I'll ever overcome this. I just hope I have the friends, family, and support groups I need to help me through this troubling time.
 
2012-09-22 01:16:28 AM  

ParagonComplex: Smackledorfer: ParagonComplex: RexTalionis: I thought Japan also doesn't allow export of true Kobe beef? How the hell would they be able to bring it here?

Came here to say this. They can't. It isn't true Kobe beef. Not unless they found an indentical climate and geography and imported identical grazing.

If only you made it to the second post before quoting the initial post and responding* eh?

*statement not valid for all ignore lists.

My heart is broken that some cowardly passive-aggressive simpleton ignored me. I gotta run to the store really quick and get me a case of beer to drown my sorrows. If I ponder suicide it's entirely your fault for putting me in such a depressed state. I do not know how I'll ever overcome this. I just hope I have the friends, family, and support groups I need to help me through this troubling time.


What are you talking about? I meant that if I had someone on ignore that you did not, the two posts would not have been in the position I referenced, and possibly the second wouldn't show up to you if had it on ignore.

Please read for comprehension.
 
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