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The Difference Between Kobe and Wagyu Beef

Wagyu beef is intensely marbled with softer fat, has higher percentages of monounsaturated fats, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids and is lower in cholesterol than commodity beef. The combinations of these fats deliver a distinctive rich and tender flavor compared to other beef. The most exclusive Wagyu in the world comes from Kobe, Japan.  People use the terms Kobe and Wagyu beef interchangeably in the U.S. thinking it refers to the same premium imported Japanese beef, when it does not. All Kobe is Wagyu, but not all Wagyu is Kobe Many restaurant menus feature “Kobe Burgers” or “Kobe Steaks”.  The...

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H.E. Mr. Thanatip Upatising, Ambassador of Thailand Attended the Inaugural General Meeting and Reception of Akita-Kingdom of Thailand Friendship Association

On 4 November 2014, Ambassador visited Akita Prefecture to attended and delivered a speech at the Inaugural General Meeting and Reception of Akita-Kingdom of Thailand Friendship Association at Castle Hotel Akita, in which a total of approximately 300 people, including Governor of Akita Prefecture, Mayor of Akita City, Mayor of Yokota City, President of Hokuto Bank, Chairman of Akita Association in Thailand, as well as, Director of Tourism Authority of Thailand, Tokyo Office, attended the function.  At the Reception, Ambassador delivered a speech stressing on the close relation between Thailand and Japan and expanded relation between Thailand and Akita Prefecture,...

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Restaurant Differentiation, Adding Unique Flavors to Classic Meals

The key for any restaurant should always to be to try and be unique in some way.  The restaurant industry is so crowded and jumbled with a million restaurants that it can be hard to carve out your own niche.  This is especially the case for restaurants that are fighting for guests in the seafood industry. Seafood restaurants continue to pop up in the Jacksonville, FL area, across the state of Florida, and the rest of the country.  The thing with the majority of these restaurants, though, is that they all have some things in common.  First, they all try...

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Flavor lovingly nurtured from farm to table.

Technique and care that produce undeniable quality. Superb wagyu Japanese beef comes from the special technique and the attentive care given by the producer. The term “wagyu beef cattle” refers to distinctive Japanese breeds. Wagyu beef cattle are raised to be healthy animals in well-ventilated barns spread with sawdust. They are fed with a mixture of hay and highly nutritious, safe compound feeds. Farmers who breed wagyu cattle raise them with careful attention to detail as if they were their own children, keeping a close eye on everything, including their physical condition. The term Wagyu means Japanese beef cattle, referring...

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Magic of Good ingredients

Chefs can do magical things with food. They can take a slate of ingredients and weave them together to create dishes that will hit every single taste bud that you have. They can put smiles to your face, set your mouth on fire with incredible spices, or hit that sweet tooth you crave to satisfy. In the end, though, chefs are only as good as the ingredients that they are working with. Quality ingredients can have a true impact on the taste of food that is served at a restaurant. These ingredients are enhanced based on their freshness and the...

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