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Mitsuwa beef [San Jose]

FattyDumplin | Jun 18, 201510:04 AM

Not a complaint "beef", but cow "beef"... I've always noticed the selection ranging from $15/lb American Kobe shabu meat to $70/lb Japanese (I think) Wagyu ribeyes. While i'm unwilling to shell out at the high end, I did pick up a Snake River Farms American Kobe chuck roll steak. The marbling on this meat was ridiculous (nice even streaks throughout) and at $18/lb, I grabbed an 8oz portion, which is less than i'd typically want, but figured given the richness, I wouldn't want as much. I panseared with salt and pepper and it was everything I could have asked for. Rich, but not greasy because the fat is so evenly distributed, flavorful and incredibly tender whether it was the seared crust or rare middle. My only complaint was a line of sinew that ran along one edge which in the future, i'd just cut away prior to grilling.

Definitely something i'll do again and as I'd expected 8 oz was enough to leave me very happy and satiated. So total price isn't all that expensive despite the higher price per lb versus what I normally buy.

I also did pick up some packs of their chuck roll slices and turned that into bulgogi which my kids devoured wrapped with nori, vinegared rice and lettuce.

Fwiw, the San Jose Mitsuwa also has some festival going on where they brugh in a famous takoyaki vendor. I went midday to avoid the weekend line that looked to be a couple hours at a minimum. Final verdict? Not worth it. yes, they use nice big pieces of octopus, but for me, the octopus isn't really the main event anyways.

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