Learn about how we label beef and Beef Grading Standards
These Zabuton strips are a bi-product of cutting our Zabuton steaks. We tried them on the grill and they are AMAZING!!
They are a great option to try A5 Zabuton without breaking the bank. Do note this is a very small 2oz portion.
What is Zabuton?
The Zabuton Steak is the Japanese version of the Denver Steak. The rough translation to Zabuton is “Little Pillow”, which makes sense considering how this steak is so immensely marbled with fat that it is soft and tender.
The Zabuton steak is a different steak than the denver because of the way the Japanese cut their beef. However, just like the Denver it comes from the chuck part of the beef and it is AMAZING for grilling.
A5 Miyazaky 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.
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.
THE MIYAZAKI DIFFERENCE
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.
NEVER HAD A5 BEEF BEFORE?
At first glance every cut of A5 beef will be EXTREMELY fatty compared to any other steak you have ever had. That delicate and yet rich fat, which can make up to more than 60% of the steak is what makes it melt in your mouth.
This amount of fat makes the beef have a lower melting point, meaning it will cook faster than your average steak. Cooking A5 is extremely easy, that said... it is recommended to pay close attention so that you do not burn or overcook your steaks.
Best Cooked: Medium-Rare, Medium, Medium-Well
Source: Miyazaki, Japan