Learn about how we label beef and Beef Grading Standards
This is a very special gift or combo, full of rare steaks you will not find easily. The A5 Taste Tester is the ultimate Wagyu experience. It consists of 5 steaks graded A5 BMS10-12 from the Provicen of Miyazaki, Japan.
Miyazakigyu Wagyu is the #1 Wagyu brand in Japan and supply stateside is quite limited. This steaks are usually sold for $35-$50 per oz at top steakhouses.
This combo includes:
Baseball Steak | A5 Miyazaki Japanese Wagyu (8oz): A Baseball steak is relatively inexpensive because it is usually fatty and chewy. But an A5 Baseball steak is one of the best steaks you will consume in your life. It is an ideal part of this combo, because while the RibeEye and Manhattan, and even the Picanha steak present extremely rich marbling, the Baseball has just the perfect mix of "beefyness", umami.. and its almost as tender as a filet mignon.
Filet Mignon | A5 Miyazaki Japanese Wagyu (8oz): This is the most lean, tender part of the animal, there also isn’t that much of it per steer which is why its so expensive and coveted. The average steer or heifer provides no more than 500 grams of filet mignon.
Picanha Steak | A5 Miyazaki Japanese Wagyu (12-14oz): This is the best Picanha in the world and it is extremely hard to procure. This is an extremely rare find... in fact, outside of Meat N' Bone we had never seen it before.
These steaks are a nice portion for one and a way to try one of the rarest steaks in the world without having to buy the whole muscle.
Ribeye Steak | A5 Miyazaki Japanese Wagyu (10oz): Ribeye is probably the most common A5 cut seen stateside. It is extremely rich and flavorful, one of these steaks is so rich it will usually be enough for two. That said... there is a reason for this, the A5 Ribeye is a thing to behold.
Strip Loin Manhattan Steak | A5 Miyazaki Japanese Wagyu (5oz): A little more beefy than the Ribeye, but not quite as rich or fatty. The Manhattan steak is a spectacular steak.
THE MIYAZAKI DIFFERENCE
A5 Miyazaki beef is measured on five factors: (1) marbling, (2) meat color and brightness, (3) firmness and texture of meat, and (4) color, luster and quality of fat.
In the quality grade, the lowest score from the four items of the yield grade is adopted. In other words, even if grade 5 was given to marbling, color and brightness, and firmness and texture, and only fat assessments was grade 4, the quality grade of this beef is classified as grade 4. Quality grading is severely done.
A5 means this beef excels in every single factor.It has a gorgeous webbing of fat that will make you feel a creamy mouth-feel in each bite. Its literally like tasting a cloud... a cloud of beef.
Like all of our steaks, they come vacuum sealed and have been hand-cut by our expert butchers.
At Meat N' Bone we made the conscious decision of selling Miyazaki A5 (Miyazakigyu) because it is the best in the world.
All five years, national “Wagyu Olympics” are being held to determine Japan’s, and therefore the world’s, best Wagyu. In September 2017, the Miyazaki-gyu was ranked 1st. for the third time in a consecutive row, this being a first in Japanese history and therefore rightfully enabled to use the title “Best Wagyu in the World”.
You can and will find cheaper A5 beef. In fact, even Kobe beef is cheaper. But we chose to offer the best beef in the world at the most affordable price that we could.