Thursday, April 14, 2011

Wagyu beef

wagyu beef
ni ler lembu wagyu - pic from wikipedia
wagyu steak


wagyu beef wrap

I was introduced to wagyu beef by my friend . I had heard about it quite some time now and i was told that it was the most expensive beef in the world . It cost between RM 600 to RM1000 per kg . With such a high price this beef must be extra special . Arriving at the LAS VACAS restaurant in Kelana Jaya an all too familiar smells permeates the air . A smell that i believe will convert most vegetarian to meat eaters , he he. I must confess that i'm not into steak but as i said in one of my entry earlier - i will try anything at least once . The texture of wagyu beef was truely unique , the meat was laced with layer upon layer of unsaturated fat and this layer of fats contributes to it soft texture and distinct unique flavour.The terms "melts in your mouth" applied here .

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Our steak cost RM 600 per kg and we requested a thinner portion of the steak due to bugdet constrain , he he. The beef was grill with no additional flavours to preserve its distinct flavour and served with salad and bread.UUummppphh , aarrrggghhh EEerrrgghhh , i moaned while i munch my way through the thin steak and once in a while cursing to the fact that i should have ordered a bigger portion.Besides steak we also ordered beef wrap(a thin layer of beef wrapped with Cheese , carrot and long bean) as an appetizer.The steaks here is really something and i give a double thumbs up for this restaurants.

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overall experience : A

address :

LAS VACAS RESTAURANT,

No 23 , Jalan ss5a/11,

kelana jaya, 47301 selangor

tel:03-78740711


some facts about wagyu beef from wikipedia
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Wagyū refers to several breeds of cattle genetically predisposed to intense marbling and to producing a high percentage of oleaginous unsaturated fat. The meat from wagyū cattle is known worldwide for its marbling characteristics, increased eating quality through a naturally enhanced flavor, tenderness and juiciness, and thus a high market value. In several areas of Japan, beef is shipped with area names. Some examples are Kobe, Mishima,Matsusaka, Ōmi beef and Sanda beef. Highly prized for their rich flavor, these cattle produce arguably the finest beef in the world. These different breeds produce beef that range from expensive (by any measure) to extremely expensive (about $50 USD per 150 grams of filet steak sold retail in Japan)[citation needed].

The wagyū cattle's genetic predisposition yields a beef that contains a higher percentage of omega-3 and omega-6fatty acids[1] than typical beef. The increased marbling also improves the ratio of monounsaturated fats to saturated fats.

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3 comments:

  1. Kena bela lembu wagyu la nampaknya..
    Teringin koi nak merasanya..:)

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  2. arkhhhh tidakkkkkkk..... ekau bercerita melampau2 sehingga terliur2 den kek sini.... kat banjaran kami nih ada yak aje

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  3. tk - welcome to my blog . kalau nak bela nanti make sure bila time sembelih jemput aku sekali . teringin nak makan ekor n gear box dia plak

    masmz - banjaran yang mana plak tu , setahu den banjaran ekau ado nasik ganja jer , tu pun den leh confirm ekau tak daki lagi

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