no kobe beef from Japan? [moved from Los Angeles board]
I believe stores don't sell it here anymore. Why? There is Kobe beef raised in America, but it&Wagyu is not the same marbelization, is it? What's the top replacent beef for Japanese cuisine these days,&where can I get it?
Also as of Sept 2012, the export ban for Miyazaki Wagyu has been lifted
I recently came back from Hong Kong, and all the restaurants are serving real wagyu by way of Kagoshima. Ridculous to the point where run of the mill ramen and simple applications are using A4 slices (even shabu shabu). A5 is reserved for the fancier washoku or nigiri restaurants (Urasawa-esque/Mori-esque or high end kaieki restaurants in HK).
Have not seen real Kobe in HK in a retaurant or supermarket otherwise despite my post above.