JAPANESE WAGYU A5 WHOLE RIB CAP

£162

Japanese Wagyu A5 - BMS 8-12 (Exceptional)

Japanese Wagyu A5 Wagyu beef comes from the Kuroge Washu breed and is rated the 'best in the world'.  Raised by hand in a respectful and devoted manner, it is then graded by the Japan Meat Grading association who grade the quality from the cross-section of the sixth and seventh rib. The criteria of quality include brightness, firmness and dryness of the meat, the visual quality of the marbling, and the shape of the whole carcass.

Wagyu cattle are provided with a comfortable and enjoyable life in the pristine natural environments of Japan, which includes over 70% naturally mountainous and forest-rich land. They are fed Japanese rice straw from Japanese rice paddies, which is indispensable in building the pure white colour of Wagyu’s marbled fat. Japan’s abundant sources of natural spring water further contribute to breeding healthy and strong wagyu.

Wagyu rib cap is one of the most highly prized and incredibly flavourful cuts and is taken from the top of a rib loin and is a finely textured, high-quality Wagyu cut that features impeccably uniform sashi marbling. It's also an easy cut to cook which adds to its charm. When served, Wagyu beef rib cap steak, the sweet unami-rich aroma wafts through the air, assaulting your senses and stimulating your appetite. Having cut through the velvety red meat like a hot knife through butter, putting a piece of Wagyu in your mouth imparts rich, sweet juiciness that saturates your senses. 

Our Japanese Wagyu A5 Rib Cap steaks are lovingly prepared here in the UK. We sculpture the whole muscles to remove excess fat around the outside to create the maximum meat to fat ratio in order to offer the very best in the quality end product. 

The structure of a whole rib cap piece is such that it offers two steaks within it, one usually always at least double the size of the other. Both start with a thicker end and taper down to a thin end at the bottom. This cut lends itself to a variety of different preparations. The thicker side which is usually 400g+ can but sliced into thin steaks and cooked over an open flame or in a pan, or it can be cooked whole, rested then sliced thinly for nigiri or straight off a carving board to serve with rice and vegetables. The smaller piece again can be sliced further but is better to be cooked as one whole piece as you would a fillet or ribeye steak.

A note on our product photo:

This is a whole untrimmed rib cap with a small piece of fat removed to demonstrate the meat within. All of our whole rib caps are supplied untrimmed.

Cooking tip: We recommend Japanese Wagyu to be cooked a little longer than normal - medium-rare or even medium. This allows the intramuscular fat to caramelize and become crisp which once rested still allows the steak to be perfectly tender while realising the true flavour of the wagyu.

This rib cap can be trimmed and sliced for steaks or roasted whole if so we recommend placing it on a wire rack over a deep roasting pan to render the outer fat which can then be strained, chilled and used as per normal beef dripping. 

Steaks are not the only way to enjoy Wagyu. Traditional preparation methods include sukiyaki and shabu-shabu.

Sukiyaki simmers thinly sliced beef in a pot with vegetables, usually bathed in a sauce made with soy sauce, sugar and sake. A raw egg is served with the dish, used for dipping the beef after it's extracted from the broth.

Shabu-shabu is a light and healthy meal made with strips of meat even thinner than those used for sukiyaki. The beef strips are briefly cooked in a simmering kombu kelp broth.

Origin: Kagoshima, Japan 

Authenticity: In 2007 Japan the Livestock Industry Association along with Wagyu breeders created a Universal Wagyu mark. This mark is proof of authenticity, signifying genuine, purebred Wagyu beef raised in Japan. The Universal Wagyu mark is used on blocks of beef and sliced meat in packs. 

You will find your ID number on the front of the pack and can check the authenticity of your purchase here

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COURIER DELIVERY (Tuesday-Saturday)

SHIPPING RATES (UK MAINLAND ONLY)

Please ensure you select the correct shipping option at the checkout. 

EXPRESS BY END OF DAY (Tues-Sat)
£8.50
EXPRESS BY 10.30AM  (Tues-Fri) £18.50
EXPRESS BY 12PM (Tues-Fri)
£12.50
SATURDAY BY 12 NOON
£24.50

 

DELIVERY DATE SELECTION

All orders received before 2pm can be dispatched the same day (Mon-Fri), unless a specific future date is selected using the drop down calendar on the basket page of our website. 

For future date deliveries select the Express delivery option that best suits your needs, End of Day. Pre-12pm or Pre-10.30am. We deliver Tuesday through until Saturday, we do not deliver on Sunday.

EXPRESS DELIVERY

All of our parcels are shipped on an express next working day service as standard, on the day before you have selected to receive it, usually with DPD or DHL. In accordance with all UK courier terms and conditions it is not guaranteed that your parcel will arrive the next day. Please consider this when planning for an event or party whereby goods absolutely have to be delivered on time. 

If your parcel is time sensitive then please use the EXPRESS BY 10.30 AM or EXPRESS BY 12 PM option.

CHANGES TO YOUR DELIVERY 

Any attempt to change your delivery address or divert your parcel once it has been despatched is done so at your own risk.  Please make sure all delivery information is correct when placing your order.  We cannot be liable for loss or delay of parcels whereby the customer has requested to change the delivery address whilst their order is in transit.  There is a minimum of a 24 hour delay when choosing to divert your parcel to a DPD pick-up shop so choosing this option or 'leave in a safe place' is done at your own risk.  We cannot be liable for theft or spoilage of goods whereby you were not available to personally receive them.

SATURDAY DELIVERY

If you have selected Saturday as a delivery date please be aware that over the weekends we have no access to courier phone or email support so it is essential that you provide any 'additional delivery information' in the "notes" section when placing your order so you parcel is successfully delivered.

 LOCAL PICK UP

You can collect your order from our warehouse between 8am - 5pm Monday - Friday. Simply select the PICK UP option after the basket page of our website at the checkout. Your order can be ready to collect within 30 minutes. Please feel free to call us to arrange if the date you selected on the basket page refers to courier delivery (Next Day). +44 (0) 1732 756 587

PACKAGING

For the shipping fresh and frozen goods we use high quality mixed recyclable insulated packaging to keep your products perfect through the courier network.

To keep frozen goods at the correct temperature we use a safe alternative to dry ice.  These gel packs freeze to a temperature of -45° and stay frozen for an extended period of time. Completely food safe and fully recyclable/reusable.

All ingredients that we sell are hand selected choosing from the best products available. Our fresh meat, fruit and vegetables are vacuum packed in fully recyclable bags to protect them during transit and also to keep them fresher for longer once you receive them. 

PACKAGING

For the shipping of fresh and frozen goods we use high quality mixed recyclable insulated packaging to keep your products perfect through the courier network.

To keep frozen goods at the correct temperature we use a safe alternative to dry ice.  These gel packs freeze to a temperature of -45° and stay frozen for an extended period of time. Completely food safe and fully recyclable/reusable.

FROZEN PRODUCTS

The vast majority of shipments arrive frozen but we cannot guarantee this.  In the event that your order has defrosted it should still be at a very low temperature when you receive it and therefore fine to put in your freezer.  Refreezing is only unsafe if the product has reached 8°c. It is worth mentioning that supermarkets routinely sell defrosted food as "fresh", with the advice that it may be frozen when you get home.

All frozen products arrive in extremely high quality, fully insulated packaging.

FRESH TRUFFLES

All fresh truffles are sent in a foil resealable pack with an absorbent paper.  This is suitable for storing in your fridge.  If storing truffles for more than a few days we recommend wrapping them in paper towel or using a Tuberpac.  Fresh truffles are always best consumed as soon as possible.

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