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Kobe Beef vs. Wagyu Beef
Both boast unrivaled marbeling and taste but ounce for ounce which one delivers?
Kobe Beef comes from the breed of cattle called the Wagyu and Kobe Is one of the famous regions of Japan from where Wagyu beef originates. Before the 20th century eating meat of four legged animals was prohibited in Japan as there was no doubt a great influence of the Buddhist traditions which restricted the eating of meat and also other cultural and other influences like the draught conditions in times of famine which restricted the eating of beef.
For quite sometime the Japanese lived on rice wheat and the seafood that they ate with chopsticks though the taboo on meat was lifted for quite some time but still the people didn't eat it as usually. It was the start of the 20thcentury when people started eating it and it became very common and was very famous and known through out the world as the Japanese beef.
The Western cuisines has also reached the younger generation of Japan but the people still like the traditional way of eating Kobe beef that is in thin slices ,cooked in a traditional manner and eaten with hashi.
After the development and mechanization of the rice cultivation the beef was more commonly eaten as large number of draught cattle were fattened and slaughtered. And because of the development and economic conditions the people were able to afford the luxury of eating beef.
This famous beef traditionally comes from the Wagyu cattle. Wagyu is a combination of two Japanese's words' Wa 'is the old term used for Japan and' gyu' means beef. So this sure is the correct name for this beef.
There are four known breeds of Japanese cattle that produce this beef. The breed of black cattle is said to produce beef with a high degree of marbling of fat. And this is the reason that this breed of cattle is on the increase in Japan.
In order to protect the Japanese beef Industry the government has imposed laws against any living Japanese Wagyu cattle. But later on four Wagyu cattle's male and female were imported to US and from their onwards they started breeding these cattle.
Today most of the Kobe Beef is bred and produced from California and Australia. In California it is bred in the land that is that is less expensive and the cattle is bred and fed according to the instruction and the supervision of Kobe beef. But when the cattle is ready to slaughter and is fully bred it is sent back to Japan for the final breeding and feeding and then it is slaughtered in Japan.
And this Japanese Beef is famous throughout the world for its superb quality and taste. People love to eat the Kobe Steaks cooked in the traditional way that the Japanese used to eat.
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