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Wagyu beef

Guilty Glutton | Jun 9, 2008 08:48 AM

Are there any restaurants in Boston that offer wagyu beef, besides O Ya? On the Japanese Beef Marbling Scale, which runs from 1 (worst) to 12 (best), USDA Prime rates a middling 6. Wagyu reaches 11 and, if you travel to Japan, a transcendent 12.

The New York Times ran a good article on wagyu beef last year: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/16/sty...

Wagyu beef is beautifully marbled: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:4_...

USDA Prime, the highest domestic grade, is woefully lean by comparison: http://www.kansascitysteaks.com/_File...

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