Takamori Wagyu is one of the most highly sought-after types of Wagyu beef. All Takamori Wagyu is sourced from the Iwakuni farm located in Japan's Yamaguchi Prefecture. The term "Drunken" comes from the cattle's unique diet. A special sake mash made from Dassai Sake is created to provide nutritional value while imparting a distinctive flavor to the meat. Takamori Drunken Wagyu steaks tend to have a tender, silky texture with a flavor that's a bit sweeter and lighter than other steaks. The results are divinely delicious, making you want to savor every single bite.
A5 Takamori Wagyu
As with all types of Wagyu beef, Takamori Drunken Wagyu is rated using a highly regulated grading scale. First, cattle must be graded A4 and above to qualify as Takamori Wagyu. Those that fall below this cut-off are not granted the official Takamori label. At The Wagyu Shop™, all of our Japanese Wagyu steaks are graded A5, which indicates that the beef meets the highest standards for marbling, color, fat content, firmness and texture.
When you get A5 Drunken Wagyu beef, you can rest assured that you're getting the highest possible quality to enhance your dining experience. In fact, this luxurious type of Wagyu beef was awarded the winner of "Fat Quality" in the 2012 Wagyu Championships.
Tips for Preparing Takamori Wagyu
The best way to prepare Takamori Wagyu is to pan sear it. Due to its exceptional fat marbling, this type of Wagyu beef cooks quite quickly. For the best results, it's important to allow the beef to come to room temperature before applying any heat. Then, make sure to season with salt in order to achieve the best crust on the outside. Finally, preheat your pan to help ensure that the beef cooks evenly throughout, with the goal of achieving rare to medium-rare.
Choose Your Wagyu Steak
At The Wagyu Shop™, our Takamori Drunken Wagyu steaks are available in a number of different styles, which have been hand cut to Japanese specifications. Choose from classic ribeye steaks, striploin steaks, filet mignon and steak cubes, or choose an assortment of cuts to indulge in more than one style.