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Gore
11-16-2013, 03:32 PM
Just going through the Costco website and curious if anybody knows anything about this item:

http://www.costco.com/.product.100082950.html?cm_sp=RichRelevance-_-categorypageHorizontalTop-_-PersonalizedClickCPInCategory&cm_vc=categorypageHorizontalTop|PersonalizedClickC PInCategory

http://images.costco.com/image/media/350-818183-847__1.jpg

Yes, it is a bit pricey and I am not going to buy. It also looks pretty darn good. The description is a bit ambiguous "This is the real deal: exceedingly rare Wagyu beef from Japan...." I was under the impression that meat could not be imported from Japan, but then I ran into this:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/larryolmsted/2012/09/28/kobe-beef-is-back-new-rules-allow-some-japanese-beef-in-u-s/

... so it would appear this is the real deal ... possibly. Anyone care to give it a try?

peeps
11-16-2013, 03:37 PM
If each one looks like that, it may just be magical!

Gore
11-16-2013, 03:42 PM
If each one looks like that, it may just be magical!

I know what you mean. I have caught myself staring and thinking, "... but that really isn't so very expensive." :hungry:

... it is cheaper than the plane tickets, afterall....

http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=167928

peeps
11-16-2013, 03:44 PM
I know what you mean. I have caught myself staring and thinking, "... but that really isn't so very expensive." :hungry:

... it is cheaper than the plane tickets, afterall....

http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=167928Ain't that the truth! Looks like a nice meal!

SoCalWJS
11-16-2013, 03:52 PM
:eek: :eek: :eek:

Well, if I ever hit the Lottery, I think I know what I'll get if I want to celebrate by cooking at home.

WOW!

Big George's BBQ
11-16-2013, 03:55 PM
As muc as I would like to try it I dont think I will buy I am sure someone will

16Adams
11-16-2013, 03:58 PM
Reminds me of the first Playboy I found walking home from school kicking rocks down the alley. Eye opening and bet its spectacular.

PatAttack
11-16-2013, 04:02 PM
Yes! I will try it! Buy one and send it my way, Gore.

I will send you a synopsis on the results! I promise!

Gore
11-16-2013, 04:18 PM
Yes! I will try it! Buy one and send it my way, Gore.

I will send you a synopsis on the results! I promise!

I tried, but I didn't have your address ... sorry. :noidea:

nucornhusker
11-16-2013, 04:30 PM
Wow on the meat and WOW on the price!

Gore
11-16-2013, 04:36 PM
Wow on the meat and WOW on the price!

As far as the price, it is a bit high, but this is what I found in a regular grocery store in Japan:

http://i613.photobucket.com/albums/tt211/gvideen/Japan/IMG_1038.jpg (http://s613.photobucket.com/user/gvideen/media/Japan/IMG_1038.jpg.html)

It's about $50/pound (and no, I didn't buy it). Pretty good marbling and it's just in the regular ol' meat bin, not behind a counter or from a butcher.

sliding_billy
11-16-2013, 04:56 PM
You buy, I'll fly.

57borntorun
11-16-2013, 05:06 PM
My Buddy just bought three "Waygu" bulls to breed with his cows here in Florida.Lot of $ and I dont know what percentage bloodline.I`m going to buy one of his Angus bulls due to his switch.He has 200 head on 6000 acres.I will be interested to see how it works out.Most of our Florida calves go to feed lots in the mid-west.

MeatCandy
11-16-2013, 05:17 PM
Meat looks Great...So did the Lobster...Held off on the Beef, Can't resist fresh live Lobsters...

Thanks for the link, it just cost me a few $$$...

Gore
11-16-2013, 05:24 PM
Meat looks Great...So did the Lobster...Held off on the Beef, Can't resist fresh live Lobsters...

Thanks for the link, it just cost me a few $$$...

Sorry ... :icon_blush:

They also have these. :hungry:

http://www.costco.com/.product.11679089.html?cm_sp=RichRelevance-_-categorypageHorizontalTop-_-PersonalizedClickCPInCategory&cm_vc=categorypageHorizontalTop|PersonalizedClickC PInCategory

http://images.costco.com/image/media/350-606298-847__1.jpg

jasonjax
11-16-2013, 06:33 PM
My Buddy just bought three "Waygu" bulls to breed with his cows here in Florida.Lot of $ and I dont know what percentage bloodline.I`m going to buy one of his Angus bulls due to his switch.He has 200 head on 6000 acres.I will be interested to see how it works out.Most of our Florida calves go to feed lots in the mid-west.

Will he sell to the public? Might be worth a trip from Jax for a side of that beef!!

57borntorun
11-16-2013, 06:55 PM
Will he sell to the public? Might be worth a trip from Jax for a side of that beef!!
Not sure at this point but at least 11 months out depending on the cycling of the females and the 7-9 month weening process.

landarc
11-16-2013, 07:24 PM
Yep, they can totally be true Japanese Wagyu, and if that is a real shot of one, then very high grade as well.

buccaneer
11-17-2013, 03:29 PM
Looks to be grade 8 so top shelf and it's called a cube roll, ribeye cut boneless.
I'm willing to bet you could find its equal in real Wagyu, grade 8 raised in Australia for $90 per lb in the USA.
Somewhere.
Most gets imported to Japan, Korea, China and Europe but some finds its way to the US

buccaneer
11-17-2013, 03:31 PM
Reminds me of the first Playboy I found walking home from school kicking rocks down the alley. Eye opening and bet its spectacular.

Your not fooling us, we know you didn't go to school.:wink:

cooterinjapan
11-28-2014, 06:18 PM
When I heard the term American Wagyu I thought to myself wtf? Wa is Japan/Japanese Gyu=cow,beef Maybe it's too early and I'm just hung-over.
I bought my dad a Kobe steak like 15 years back. I think it was from Swanson's. Would hate to know what the price is now. That sucker was like $60. And it looked like a hockey puck size of meat.
The meat I get here is either Australian, or American. Although for chicken I don't care. Japanese meat is marbled hella marbled. Of course now that I bbq I should take advantage of that I guess.

Ribeye Republic
11-28-2014, 07:23 PM
Group buy? I'd be in for a hundred dollar, 16oz Waugh steak. How about a meet and eat!

Big George's BBQ
11-28-2014, 08:02 PM
A little pricey for me

Wesman61
11-28-2014, 08:03 PM
Still kicking myself for not ordering the wagyu beef at the Japanese steakhouse we went to in Hawaii about a month ago. The party next to us did though. It was $70.00.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v729/guittguy1/20141024_181902_zps32d205a6.jpg

landarc
11-28-2014, 09:28 PM
Could be real, looks real, price is about what I would expect for Wagyu of some grade, although for A5, that is a steal.

I will just buy locally.

dwfisk
11-28-2014, 10:06 PM
My Buddy just bought three "Waygu" bulls to breed with his cows here in Florida.Lot of $ and I dont know what percentage bloodline.I`m going to buy one of his Angus bulls due to his switch.He has 200 head on 6000 acres.I will be interested to see how it works out.Most of our Florida calves go to feed lots in the mid-west.

Will he sell to the public? Might be worth a trip from Jax for a side of that beef!!

Not sure at this point but at least 11 months out depending on the cycling of the females and the 7-9 month weening process.

My son (the Vet) is working with a consortium of 5-6 ranches here in north central Florida to bring Waygu to market similar to the business model SRF has developed, probably 4000-6000 head per year, some pure bread, some mixed. Kyle is doing the AI/ET side of the reproduction work. They are already producing product but it is totally consumed by private restaurant & buyer's demand? I've had a few cuts and can't wait until they get into full production, probably a year or so.

Edit:
AI = artificial insemination
ET= embryo transfer

buccaneer
11-29-2014, 01:41 AM
When I heard the term American Wagyu I thought to myself wtf? Wa is Japan/Japanese Gyu=cow,beef Maybe it's too early and I'm just hung-over.
I bought my dad a Kobe steak like 15 years back. I think it was from Swanson's. Would hate to know what the price is now. That sucker was like $60. And it looked like a hockey puck size of meat.
The meat I get here is either Australian, or American. Although for chicken I don't care. Japanese meat is marbled hella marbled. Of course now that I bbq I should take advantage of that I guess.

In English, Wagyu has become the generic term for Japanese pure genetic eating beef.
In the USA it appears there is still a lot of deceptive play(marketing?) using terms like "Kobe" and "Wagyu" according to some articles I have read.
Shoppers beware.

I wasn't aware that the Japanese had dropped the ban on American beef imports, do you know when that happened ?

retired trucker
11-29-2014, 02:03 AM
I wonder if you can get a quantity discount? Might save on shipping. Maybe case pricing?

I would be afraid to cook any of that for fear of farking it up! Probably better than I can get at my local Wally World meat counter that does not even have a butcher counter. Just pre packaged meat and seafood. I won't even buy ground meat there. There is another Wally World about 3 miles down the road that does have a meat counter and a "Butcher" on duty. I have bought some Briskets from there. Oh well, I guess I will have to settle on just looking at THoey's rib eye cook for now.

Blessings,

Omar

THoey1963
11-29-2014, 04:46 AM
Well Omar, while my best Prime's have not even come close to Kobe. One day though, I will spend the $$$ and try it. At that time, I will be scared to death to cook it.

A friend's Kobe vs. the Prime I bought / had: