Not all Wagyu is halal. To be considered Halal, the cattle must be healthy, free of diseases and slaughtered in accordance to Islamic rites wherein they are not fed with alcohol prior to slaughtering. Click here to read more.
The cows have extreme tie-dyed-like marbling or intramuscular fat cells that make their meat rich, juicy and tender, with umami flavour and melt-in-the-mouth feel. Rare and limited, the cattle are raised in special ways and due to its resulting flavour, are highly in-demand.
There are some rumours spreading out there regarding Wagyu’s special treatment, including massage and sake-giving. However, it is proven not true.
Injected beef is basically red meat injected with fats to enhance the flavour and tenderness, imitating the rich fat real Wagyu has. Therefore, it is sold at an affordable price.
Australian Wagyu is a result of Japanese Wagyu cattle DNA, mostly crossbred with other breeds. On the other hand, Japanese Wagyu cattle have pure lineage, making them 100% purebred Wagyu. Australian Wagyu has a large amount of fat, but still not to the same extent as Japanese Wagyu’s marbling. Japanese Wagyu cattle are fed for 600 days and more, making it more tender and larger in size compared to Australian Wagyu that are fed for only 350 to 450 days.
As Wagyu starts to gain more demand, Australian utilize modern technology to a faster and much larger scale of production, while the Japanese keep their tradition and method. This results in the different pricing for both.
Umami has been described as savoury. It is considered the fifth basic taste that completes the other 4: sweet, salty, sour and bitter, covering the largest part of our palate. Umami, in a sense, is more subtle than the other and it’s not found very much in nature. In one of the recent studies, it suggests that Umami, when consumed, may result in fullness and satisfaction.
Genuine and authentic Wagyu is certified. However, this certification is almost impossible to get when individuals purchase from retails. This is what Satsuma Gyu is providing: a halal certification with traceable code checkers to prove its authenticity. Click here for more information.
Yes. Every Japanese Wagyu that is imported to Indonesia has an identification code. You can visit this page and put in the code to check if the beef is authentic and read the history. If nothing shows up, it means that the Wagyu you’re checking is not registered and most likely does not come from Japan.
The 4% miracle is Satsuma Gyu, but not all Satsuma Gyu is considered the 4% miracle. The Wagyu farmers treat all cows equally. However, only 4% of the cattle are able to reach the perfect marbling score, and therefore, called the 4% miracle.
The difference lies in their place of origin. Kobe is the name that is given to all the cows that are born and raised in Hyogo Prefecture in the middle part of Japan, whereas all the cows born and raised in Kagoshima Prefecture are called Satsuma. However, both cattle are Japanese Black cattle.
Halal certificate is a mandatory requirement for any imported livestock to be available in the Indonesian market. Halal does not only mean free from pork or lard. In this case, cows slaughtering needs to be conducted by certified Muslim slaughthermen in accordance to the Islamic rites (see FAQ #1). Unfortunately, not all Wagyu importers follow this rule and illegally smuggle Wagyu to avoid the long and complicated legal process. This results in cheaper beef as it does not pass through customs and comes with no legal certification. In some cases, this certificate is also faked by an unauthorized party.
You will receive a box of all the ingredients needed for the masterclass (including A5 Satsuma Gyu), complete with an instruction card to create the dish. An exclusive masterclass video will also be provided to guide you cook.
You will receive a box of all the beef (including A5 Satsuma Gyu), complete with an instruction card to conduct the tasting. An exclusive blind tasting video will also be provided to guide you through the session.
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