Wagyu beef has gained popularity over the years, its mild flavor and tender consistency and of course, the exclusivity that comes with its breeding, reproduction and sale, makes it a highly demanded product in the world.
We share with you some fun facts about Wagyu beef, in case you are interested in trying Wagyu in Tulum.
- Wagyu beef is one of the most expensive in the world, the Japanese government regulates the production and sale, to ensure the value and quality of the meat.
- Wagyu is graded based on two factors: the amount of meat that can be produced, and the quality of its marbling. Only A3 and A5 Wagyu are certified for sale in Japan. The higher the score, the higher the price.
- The cows are fed a mixture of fiber and a high-energy concentrate made from rice, wheat and hay. They are often fed three times a day for almost two years, until they reach almost 50% fat.
- Most of the myths about their breeding are false, it’s true that each farm may have specific care and special feed for the cows, but it is false that they are played classical music or given beer to drink.
- The common goal for the meat is to look good in their marbling, but the approach can change depending on the farm and area.
- There are more than 300 varieties of Wagyu available, with the most prominent cuts coming from 10 different regions in Japan. One of the most expensive cuts is Matsusaka Wagyu, but undoubtedly the most popular is Kobe, which comes from the city of Kobe.
What makes Wagyu so exclusive?
In addition to its strict breeding, there are many taxes and expenses on Japanese beef imports, and it’s important to remember that live cattle are not allowed to be imported. So it’s very difficult to find Wagyu in Mexico, the restaurants that offer this meat are very select and distinguished.
If you’re looking for where to eat Wagyu in Tulum, Chambao is the ideal place for you, as it offers a great selection of quality cuts from all over the world, the best beef cuts in Tulum can be found in Chambao.
Don't miss the opportunity to try wagyu and kobe in Tulum, we promise you a memorable culinary experience.