Friday, December 27, 2013

Off Spec Cows...

I was looking back at the previous posts and realised that many of the photos have disappeared. Probably when Blogger was migrated over to the Google servers.. I'm pretty sure I uploaded those photos and didn't just link them to FB.

Anyway, I was summoned to my beef supplier's warehouse today because he needed me to see something. Check out what was waiting for me.




The marbling is really insane. I ended up buying the whole lot, roughly 20 kilos. That was his evil plan all along...

Thing is, all beef was created equal, just that some are more equal than others. The 3 pictures above show:
  • Wagyu M8/9
  • Wagyu M6/7
  • Grass fed Angus

What's the big deal? Well, higher intramuscular fat is prized because it adds flavour and unctuousness to the meat. Finding grass fed beef with marbling like this is ridiculous. Definitely off specification and a true gem. 

I'm gonna try something new here. The first person who can correctly match the type/grade and cut of meat to A,B and C above wins a portion of this at okb. Obviously, people I've spoken to about this yesterday do not qualify.. Leave your answers in the comments!

The portion is about 300g and is worth $50. For the heck of it, I'll even throw in a free glass of the Brave, a Barossa Valley Shiraz that is not sold by the glass. I'll pour you a glass and keep the rest for myself. Definitely my favourite wine and the ultimate companion to this piece of cow.

Any takers? :)


Req said...

No fair. "Grass Fed Angus" doesn't describe marbling, but I am always greedy so here goes.

A = Wagyu M6/7

B = Grass Fed Angus

C = Wagyu M8/9

Anyhow, I am so greedy that if I'm wrong imma coming down to order some anyway and opening a bottle of my wine (though everytime I go to OKB, you've somehow just left).

Fidei Defensor said...

HAHA! who is this? you left out the cuts!

Req said...

Felix lar. How many other desk slaves would still be up at 3.30a.m. (speaking of which, watchu doing up so late??)

Aargh, you are super cheating.

At least list the cuts in random order for re-arrangement (so much marbling, hard to see). :)

Fidei Defensor said...

LOL! hazard a guess la!!

i can't sleep.. too excited about Christmas haha!

Req said...


A = Ribeye

B = Rump

C = Sirloin

Jerome said...

A - grass fed angus
B - wagyu m 6/7
C - wagyu m 8/9

Jerome said...

A - sirloin
B - ribeye
C - ribeye

Fidei Defensor said...

Rayner Ng - 330am
Wagyu M8/9 --- C
Wagyu M6/7 -- B
Grass fed Angus -- A

(moving this here cos I am deleting the fb post!)