“gyu” means beef. The wagyu is special breeding so its quality is difference from the other beef at all.
I had often heard Americans who ate Shimofuri(marbling meat) said, “This is rotten!” Wagyu is used be too tender to eat for them.
The French eats raw beef called “Tartare”, and they have understood the taste of Wagyu before anywhere else in the world.
Today, I would like to introduce real Japanese beef, foreigners don’t know.
Japanese beef definitions and types
Japanese beefs are divided into 2 definitions “Kokusangyu”and “Wagyu”, moreover not called wagyu except for the 4 types in the law.
Cattle raised in Japan and processed for meat are called “Kokusangyu”.
Even if a cow is born overseas, if it has been raised in Japan for a longer period than in other countries, it is recognized as “Japanese beef”.
Wagyu is a hybrid breeds more than 200 years ago with Japanese and foreign cattle. this has to be the meat-only species (not dairy cows).
Wagyu is 4 kinds only as follows.
- Kuroge-washu(Black haired)
- Akage-washu(Brown haired)
Red and tender meat
Red and low in fat meat
A rare breed of meat
“Sanchi” means breeding place.
I recommend this page.(You can change your own language and read this article by google)
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The Japanese also have been misunderstanding grading of Japanese beef,though…to be honest,
A1 quality is inferior to B5’s one.
Because this grade of A to C means a Yield ratio.
This yield means “How much edible part can be taken out of a piece of meat?“.
We don’t care their yield!😲
Do not be cheated it!
So,when you choose the wagyu, minds quality grade 1-5 only. Well… wagyu is usually more than 4 grade,though.
offal and meats are too many pages to describe them💦
So, I will explain in another pages later.
How to eat?
Yakiniku, Steak, Sukiyaki, and the other grilled meats are so standard eating every countries.
Our new standard is the Niku Sushi. Of course, almost all raw beef😋
There are also Motsu-ni(“Motsu” means guts,”ni” means stewed in miso) ,beef curry, and simmered beef strips…we love them.
I will introduce meat and offal of beef later.