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Kagoshima Wagyu

Known for its luxurious marbling and buttery umami finish, this delicious A5 Rib Cap (Rib Caps are lifter meat from above the ribeye) are ideal for sharing with a friend or two if you’re willing.

Cooking Instructions
Cooking methods
Wine pairings
Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Pinot Noir
Japanese A5 Wagyu is as much an experinece as it is a meal. To prepare this luxurious ingredient, first allow the meat to rest and come to room temperature before cooking. Lightly season with salt to help bring out the natural umami flavor. Alternatively, you can dip each bit in a fine sea salt of your choice before eating. Heat a smooth-surfaced pan such as a stainless steel pan to medium high heat. Thin slice the A5 Wagy into individual, bite-sized portions. Place each piece on the pan without any cooking oil. A5 Wagyu has enough oil already to cook directly on a naked pan. Sear each size for approximately 2 minutes and remove. We recommend cooking each piece individually to share the exprience with others. To elevate the experinece, try a variety of fine sea salts, a high quality soy sauce or some wasabi. For a decadent expreince, try a bite of A5 Wagyu together with a piece of raw uni or some fine caviar. The interplay of flavors is extraodinary.
Flavor Profile
The intense flavor and tenderness of this Japanese A5 Wagyu Rib Cap is a result of the animal's unique Kuroge-Washu genetics, luxurious diet and attentive care. The texture is melt-in-your-mouth tender, with a complex flavor profile that features hints of sweetness, fruitiness, and umami. The overall eating experience is one of pure luxury and indulgence.
Chef's Serving Suggestions
When it comes to side dishes to pair with Japanese A5 Wagyu, think leafy greens and robust vegetable flavors. Try serving roasted brussels sprouts, carrots or sauteed spinach. Or how about placing a thin slice of fried garlic or laying out a variety of sea salts, fine soy sauces and even wasabi for dipping, as they do in Japan? Whatever you do, remember: Japanese A5 Wagyu is as much an experience as it is a meal.

Kagoshima Farms

Kagoshima's A5 Wagyu, a 'Wagyu Olympics' champion, is renowned for its intense marbling, offering a decadent, melt-in-your-mouth experience. It stands as one of the finest Japanese Wagyu options available.

Award-Winning Wagyu

Since 1966, Japan's beef industry has held a nationwide competition every five years to crown the best beef in the country. Known as "The Wagyu Olympics" (Zenkoku Wagyu Noryku Kyoshin-kai / 全国和牛能力共進会), it features 11 prize categories. One interesting category measures the quality of fats, looking for health-promoting and umami-generating oleic acid. There is also an overall winner based on the average scores across all categories. In 2017 and 2022, Kagoshima beef took the top prize based on overall contest scores (総合得点による「団体賞」は、鹿児島県が1位). You could say that Kagoshima's A5 Wagyu is among the very best Japanese beef you can buy!

Melt-In-Your-Mouth Flavor

A5 Wagyu gets its legendary flavor from intense marbling. Get ready for a sweet, buttery, and decadent delight with every bite.

And there's science to back up the happy dance your taste buds are doing. Research shows that beef from Kuroge-washu contains more omega-3, omega-6, and monounsaturated fatty acids (the good fats) than other beef. The unique composition of A5 Wagyu means it melts at room temperature, so it's no exaggeration to say it "melts in your mouth." This is just another reason why Japanese Wagyu is considered the pinnacle of the beef world.

Myths & Facts: Japanese and American Wagyu

We've been writing extensively about A5 Wagyu to give you some background on the Japanese beef and its well-earned reputation for rich marbling. One thing that’s become increasingly evident in the course of our research and travels to Japan is the fact that there’s a scary amount of myths out there about A5 Wagyu from Japan.

So we thought we’d do some myth-busting.

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