+162 Lower grade steaks are significantly better tasting than the highest grade Japanese A5 wagyu, amirite?

by Anonymous 6 months ago

A5 wagyu is definitely different enough from a normal steak that I think it would be very reasonable for a normal steak lover to dislike it. Having tried a bunch of different cuts and types, I think an Australian wagyu is a good middleground where it's fatty but not so fatty it's overwhelming. I mean I say that but I literally have two A5 wagyu ribeye in my freezer rn so idk lol.

by Anonymous 6 months ago

I had some low grade wagyu for a hotpot and that stuff was great with beer

by Anonymous 6 months ago

not disagreeing, but it's funny to say "Australian wagyu" since "wagyu" literally means "Japanese steak".

by Anonymous 6 months ago

Wagyu is now basically a type of cow. It's like saying angus.

by Anonymous 6 months ago

I can get 4 really nice filets for the price of 1 wagyu. I'd rather have the 4 filets.

by Anonymous 6 months ago

This is my take on it. For the price of one relatively large a5 wagyu ribeye I can purchase 2 full prime rib roasts. I'd like to try a fancy wagyu steak at some point but I just can't see how it would be better than multiple days of filling my belly with prime rib lol

by Anonymous 6 months ago

^(I think most people that are obsessed with the highest grade of steaks have either never tried it, or are lying because they can't cope with spending that much on something that doesn't taste good.) huh

by Anonymous 6 months ago

IMHO wagyu is so fatty and buttery that it should be cooked well done. Whereas you would never do that with normal steaks.

by Anonymous 6 months ago

I have no idea what i just read.It's all just meat to me,doesn't matter.

by Anonymous 6 months ago

I have learned that steak, like many things, can get very expensive and there is a very wide range of flavors and textures with steak. But a lot of people share your view on it as well.

by Anonymous 6 months ago

I have 10 16 oz A5 NY strips in the freezer right now. You're all nuts.

by Anonymous 6 months ago

May I ask what you paid for them? It isnt available where I live except at 1 very nice restaurant.

by Anonymous 6 months ago

I'd eat a wagyu if I wasn't paying for it

by Anonymous 6 months ago

I'm sure most people would try most things if they didn't have to pay for it. I'm not going to spend a bunch of money on something like that and I especially don't want to spend money on something if I don't know if I will like it.

by Anonymous 6 months ago

There are ways to prepare cheaper cuts of beef that make it very tasty. Throwing a cut with a ton grisel in a frying pan, probably going to turn out bad. But season it, sear it, put it in the oven with some onions covered for half an hour and it turns out much better.

by Anonymous 6 months ago

I was never a huge fan of steak it's not that flavorful.

by Anonymous 6 months ago

It is if it's prepared properly

by Anonymous 6 months ago

Matt pat has a good video about this on food theory

by Anonymous 6 months ago

Wagyu sucks except in a burger - where you get the same effect by adding ground bacon.

by Anonymous 6 months ago

Putting A5 wagyu in a burger is nonsense

by Anonymous 6 months ago

Had a Wagyu burger at Westin Peachtree in Atlanta a few years ago. The ONLY thing that recommended that city..lol… otherwise, had three steaks at high-end steak houses… done with that.

by Anonymous 6 months ago

That would not have been A5 wagyu, rather just beef from a wagyu cow

by Anonymous 6 months ago

Possibly tbh.. but Wagyu for me holds no allure.

by Anonymous 6 months ago

I mean yeah regular wagyu is basically the same as angus or something. Real A5 is completely different.

by Anonymous 6 months ago

I absolutely agree that high grade wagyu like that is its' own thing, like pork belly or something. It is absolutely not "steak, but better"

by Anonymous 6 months ago

I've had wagyu, nothing else compares. It melts in your mouth

by Anonymous 6 months ago

Type of steak, grade of steak, and how it is cooked all go hand in hand. Way too many people think that every piece of.meat tastes the same that is cooked the same way.

by Anonymous 6 months ago

Agreed. There is a lot more nuance to steaks with quality, feed, grade, cut, breed, etc. But people who say Japanese A5 Wagyu is the end all of steak I would say don't actually care for nuance and just say that as it's popular, trendy and expensive.

by Anonymous 6 months ago

Personally I found wagyu ribeye to be excessively moist and flavorful, the flank steak, not so much. So even in that you can get differing opinions on taste. But 90% of people who claim to be foodies go by popularity and not by personal preference. I recently had the best alpaca in my life at a small open air stall at a market. I've had much better cuts of the meat before but this was cooked perfectly in line with the meat and truly brought out the best of the flavor. So just having a good quality piece of meat means nothing if it isn't prepared appropriately, and yet many people will make a judgement call based on only a single sampling of something.

by Anonymous 6 months ago

No

by Anonymous 6 months ago

Man, I'd like to believe that this was written by someone who actually hasn't tried wagyu, as I'd like to believe that we are more similar than not as humans.

by Anonymous 6 months ago

Too rich. At least for my taste. A dry aged prime bone-in NY Strip will do just fine.

by Anonymous 6 months ago