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Kobe Beef

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by CATCH17, Dec 2, 2011.

  1. CATCH17

    CATCH17 1st Round Pick

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    Anyone ever tried it?

    Does it live up to the hype?
  2. Duane

    Duane Well-Known Member

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    I've had some Kobe beef burgers and didn't see what the big deal was honestly. But I'm sure a burger is a lot different from a steak.
  3. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    The only beef I know he's had is with Shaq but I think they worked things out. :laugh1:
  4. Joe Rod

    Joe Rod When Keeping it Real Goes Wrong Zone Supporter

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    Several folks from what I have read in the tabloids, but you would probably get a better answer on a Lakers forum.
  5. basstapp

    basstapp Well-Known Member

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    I have had a kobe burger. It was good, but I prefer eating bison :)
  6. Phoenix

    Phoenix Well-Known Member

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    I agree with this post.
  7. justbob

    justbob Just taking it easy

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    Who pushed your button or rang your BELL:)
  8. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    Anita Ward
  9. Cowboys&LakersFan

    Cowboys&LakersFan Benched

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    Haven't had one in awhile, but they're pretty good.
  10. Wimbo

    Wimbo Active Member

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    Depends on what you are comparing it to... if you are comparing it to Prime, you may not notice a lot of difference (depending on the quality of the cut). If you are comparing it to Select, then yes, you will notice a huge difference (IMO).
  11. Meat-O-Rama

    Meat-O-Rama Vegetarians are so stupid.

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    I made a kobe (technically, wagyu) tritip recently and it was hands down better than any other tritip I've made. It was worth it as a special occasion thing, but I would not buy it to make it whenever I'm having beef as the cost is hard to justify.
  12. Roadtrip635

    Roadtrip635 Well-Known Member

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    I've had Wagyu Rib Eye steak a couple times and it was outstanding each time. I agree, it's great for the once in a while special occasion but hard to justify the price otherwise.
  13. viman96

    viman96 Thread Killer

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    I've had had a Kobe Ribeye and is was great :) Buffalo steak is really good. Anytime I have eaten ground Buffalo or Kobe beef there was not that much of a difference in taste.
  14. UVAwahoos

    UVAwahoos Benched

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    Between your grill, theater room, and knowledge of steak...I think I have an internet mancrush on you.
  15. theogt

    theogt Surrealist Zone Supporter

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    Yes, it's better. No, it's probably not worth the price difference to most people. But the degree of sensitivity to price is an individual thing.
  16. Sarge

    Sarge Red, White and brew... Staff Member

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    I have heard numerous times it is not worth the $.

    Never has it though.
  17. dcdallaschick

    dcdallaschick Member

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    Depends on how you cook it. It's certainly wasted chopped up for a burger--as are most better cuts of beef. Now, if you're talking steak, it's a great treat.
  18. davidyee

    davidyee Maple Leaf

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    ...in Japan - forced fed with beer - cattle who are massaged - you will be amazed.

    They are raised and bred specifically for their even marbling. The best way to enjoy is with a larger cut of meat.

    Good Wagyu needs no knife. In Japan the lineage of the animals is meticulously recorded and the rating for this beef is monitored by the gov't.

    There are some herds outside of Japan, but I would be suspicious about the effort being placed in the animals to get the type of results the Japanese have been achieving for decades.

    For those who have been eating it as burger I would challenge the value in that. Wagyu beef is all about the marbling. Grinding everything up and forming a flattened ball defeats that purpose.

    You will never see that product in Japan. Also it allows the processor to add the cheeks, lips, toes and anuses into the product for maximum profit from an animal. Yech!

    Comparing it to Bison, which I like, is not a fair comparison. Bison is reared for its lean, but lack of "wild" taste. Wagyu is not lean.

    Typically Bison is ground because it is so lean many processors add a bit of fat, often pork, to cheat and make it juicier.

    If you eat Bison tenderloin you have to keep things on the rare to medium rare side or you will end up with a baseball for a meal.

    On the value of Wagyu, that's just personal. Where one will devalue a consumer offering I often see the same person overvaluing something that doesn't make sense to me.

    Sort of like NFL football players in a draft.

    I would avoid the Kobe beef burger though. Is contrary to the point of the exercise.
  19. Gemini Dolly

    Gemini Dolly Well-Known Member

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    Its actually Kobe Bean Bryant. :p:
  20. Heisenberg

    Heisenberg That gum you like.

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    I've been to a kobe steak house a couple of times and I just never felt like it was worth the money.

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