What is Wagyu Beef?
In simple words, Wagyu means Japanese cow; but not just any Japanese cow. Wagyu refers to specific breed of Japanese cattle which possess a special genetic value. There is also a difference between Japanese wagyu beef and general wagyu beef. Wagyu beef is popular around the world because quality it has a quality of taste far superior which makes a huge difference for the consumer.
Wagyu is also known as “the luxurious beef”. Wagyu beef is exceptionally delicious because of the abundance of intramuscular fats which ensures an eating experience fit for royalty - tender and juicy. A pound of Wagyu beef is always much more expensive than your typical beef.
One of the most common questions that people ask about Wagyu beef is:
Is Wagyu Beef Halal?
Wagyu beef can be Halal or Haram. If the cattle is fed alcohol prior to slaughtering then the Wagyu is Haram according to Islam but if the cattle is not fed any kind of alcohol then it is Halal. The Wagyu beef that we sell is 100% halal which means that Muslims can eat Wagyu without any worry. Halal Wagyu has a unique flavor which is why it’s more popular than other beef steaks. If you’re ever in doubt, ask for a halal certificate.
Some people have just one question in mind which is:
Why is Wagyu Expensive & What is the Hype Behind Wagyu Meat?
Wagyu beef in itself is a great experience. Wagyu beef is generally expensive, so it isn’t usually for everyone or something you can enjoy on a regular basis; but it is always worth it. Wagyu cattle is fed gourmet food and drink, enjoy cow spa days and are massaged and serenaded which could be why the quality of Wagyu beef outclasses anything else. Wagyu cattle is generally also on a special diet in Japan; to make sure the quality of wagyu isn’t compromised.
There is also a hype behind wagyu because wagyu cattle generally tend to live much longer, which could be why it also tastes much better than ordinary beef. Wagyu has an enrich flavor unlike other ordinary steaks. Wagyu breed was so revered that in 1997 the Japanese government put a ban on the export of the cattle and declared Wagyu a national treasure. Australia obtained their first Wagyu genetics in early 1990s and started producing Wagyu beef. The number of cattle of Australian wagyu grew significantly over the years to the extent that Australian Wagyu is one of the highest producing wagyu cattle outside of Japan than anyone else.
Many restaurants offer halal wagyu beef in UK. However, halal wagyu has always been very difficult to find as supply usually goes to the Middle East. We are one of the few people who offer halal wagyu online which includes Chilean Wagyu and Australian Wagyu.
What is the Difference Between Japanese, Australian and Chilean Wagyu?
Japanese Wagyu is pure breed, and the pinnacle of wagyu. Australian and Chilean wagyu, are cross breeds and things such as the grass and the climate, can have a slightly different, yet incredibly pleasing flavor profile.
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