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Kagoshima Wagyu

Looking for the most luxurious and decadent steak experience? Look no further than our Japanese A5 Wagyu Filet Mignon. This premium cut is intensely marbled, providing a uniquely rich and umami-laden flavor. Simply cook whole over high heat or slice into bite-sized medallions to impress. Cut to 1½ to 2-inches thick.

Reviews
4.5
1067
Rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars
Cooking Instructions
Cooking methods
Pan-Fry
Wine pairings
Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah
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. 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 to 3 minutes per side 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
This Japanese A5 Wagyu Tenderloin Steak is a luxurious and indulgent experience. The flavor profile is rich and intense, with a buttery, melt-in-your-mouth mouthfeel. The overall eating experience is one of pure luxury and sophistication.
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. It's called Zenkoku Wagyu Noryku Kyoshin-kai (全国和牛能力共進会) but it's known also as "The Wagyu Olympics". There are 11 prize categories, one of the more interesting of which measures the quality of the fats (looking for things like the health-promoting and umami-generating oleic acid). There's also an overall winner, based on the average of scores across the 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 one of 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 sweet, buttery, decadent delight with every bite.

And there's science to back up the happy dance our taste-buds are doing. Research shows that beef from Kuroge-washu contains more omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, as well as more monounsaturated fatty acids (a.k.a. the good fats) than other kinds of beef. In fact, the unique composition of A5 Wagyu means that it melts at room temperature, so it's no exaggeration when we 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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