Farm Haven A5 Miyazaki Wagyu Beef
The best beef in Japan
Miyazaki beef is in a league of its own. It’s the highest rated beef in the whole of Japan, beating out Kobe and Matsuzaka beef, and holding this top position for 15 straight years.
TASTING NOTES FROM THE CURATOR
Miyazaki beef comes from cows raised in Miyazaki, and it’s truly exceptional. Incredibly gorgeous marbling is the first thing you’ll notice, no doubt exciting you and making you curious of its taste and texture.
And it will not disappoint. Ours is rated A5—the highest, most premium rank given to Japanese beef. It’s rich and fatty, with a sweet umami flavor. The meat practically melts in your mouth, and that’s not an exaggeration. It is so tender and succulent, you’ll be spoiled for other beef, definitely.
PREPARATION AND PAIRINGS
Of course, one of the best ways to prepare it is grilled, pan-seared, or broiled as a steak. But consider using your Farm Haven Miyazaki Wagyu Beef for teppanyaki, a classic Japanese dish, perfect for an incredible dinner.
- First, make your teppanyaki sauce. Combine sake and mirin in a small saucepan on medium heat, and let cook for 1-2 minutes. Add in sugar, soy sauce, grated ginger, minced garlic, sesame oil, and sesame seeds. Whisk together. Once cooked and sugar has dissolved, remove from heat and set aside.
- Chop up some carrots, lettuce, king oyster mushrooms, shiitake mushrooms, and squash. Set them aside with some bean sprouts.
- Slice your Farm Haven A5 Miyazaki Wagyu Beef into ¼ inch thick slices.
- On a big preheated griddle or skillet (can be electronic or on the stove), cook your vegetables and meat. You can divide it and do vegetables first, then meat.
- Season your vegetables while they cook. Do not season your meat; you want its full flavor.
- Cook your vegetables until cooked through. Cook your meat to your preferred doneness.
- Serve on medium plates, with small bowls of teppanyaki sauce at the side. Enjoy!
And of course, no Japanese meal (especially a grilled one) is complete without sake. The best beef deserves the best sake, so we recommend this Kotsuzumi Rojoh Hana Ari Aoi. It will be a meal you won’t forget.
THE BEST BEEF IN JAPAN
Raised in Miyazaki, this beef meets very strict quality standards. All meat in Japan is graded on a scale of C1 to A5, with A5 being the highest and most premium.
Every five years, a competition is held in Japan, regarded as the Olympics of Wagyu Beef. Miyazaki beef has won the Prime Minister’s Award three consecutive times, making them the highest rated, best beef in Japan for 15 years straight.
Previously not as popular worldwide like Kobe or Matsuzaka beef, Miyazaki beef started gaining traction after being served to guests at the 90th Academy Awards. Its quality is unparalleled, and its melt-in-the-mouth marbling and tenderness is to credit.
Your cut of Miyazaki beef comes frozen and vacuum packed. Store in freezer. Thaw only when about to cook. Cooked leftover meat can only be kept in the fridge for 3 to 4 more days. Consume immediately.