I was treated to a wonderful dinner at asanebo on Friday night and tried a lot of different things. One thing that I didn't think was successful was their "Japanese organic beef steak." It was a small log of steak cut into 6 bites. The flavor was pretty good and I liked the crushed rd pepper on it, but the steak itself could not be chewed up. I understand that fatty beef is a delicacy (admittedly one I'm not attuned to) but this seemed more like gristle. I ate several pieces and while none were as unchewable asthe first, none were normal chewable either.
I readily admit that perhaps my reaction was due to my naive palette (that's wy i tried several pieces, to see if I could "get into it") but could someone let me know what is expected/ standard/ sought after in this kind of dish.