Saturday, July 21, 2007

Kobe, It's Beefy

Naomi was insistent that we go out for Kobe Beef. Kobe is only a 40 minute train ride from Himeji but it had never occurred to me to go out for Kobe Beef. I can’t believe I never thought of it. Then again, at least half of our visitors if not more have been vegetarians.

So, what’s the big deal about Kobe beef? I was thinking the same thing, until I took my first bite of the delectable, melt in your mouth like butter deliciousness. It was soooooo good!
Kobe beef is from a special breed of Japanese cow. The way the cows are cared for is also suppose to be important , massages, beer, fresh food, etc. It's all about how the beef is marbleized with a mixture of meat and fat throughout.

We went to a fancy teppenyaki (cooking on an iron griddle) style restaurant called Wakkoku and had the meat cooked in front of us with vegetables. It's a pricey meal at about $85 per person, but you can reduce the costs by going at lunch. It's certainly worth a special visit if you enjoy beef.
Our chef gave us pointers on how to eat it. There were different sauces and dips, salt, pepper, mustard, soy sauce, garlic, etc. It was really awesome! We were so full when it was all done that we were in pain, but we enjoyed every bite!

1 comment:

Jodi said...

Kobe beef sounds yummy. I'm going to have to try some soon.