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Another great buy from Yummy Market - Black Angus Striploin at unbelievable price!

Charles Yu Oct 11, 2013 01:59 PM

Whilst Alberta Prime and USDA Prime NY Striploins are being sold at Bruno's and Puseteri's for $28+ per pound. I found this unbelievably marbled Black Angus striploin at Yummy Market for a mere $12.99 per pound!! IMO, Its more than prime, its more like Japanese Wagyu A4 quality!! This 10oz beauty is only $8.00!!! Not too bad!??!!

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  1. grandgourmand RE: Charles Yu Oct 11, 2013 02:48 PM

    holy cow (pun intended).

    do you know if that's a unique situation or could they have that regularly?

    probably not aged, but I'd give it a go.

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    1. re: grandgourmand
      caitlink RE: grandgourmand Oct 15, 2013 06:58 PM

      Another thank you from my kids. We were in the neighborhood and picked up 4 steaks on Saturday for $40+ dollars. Ours were not as marbled as yours but still very good quality.
      We had them for dinner last night and they were really good. We say definitely better than the Keg. Had a real beefy taste.
      I always bring back 'beef' from my Alberta business trips (yes, we love our meat). This was just as good.
      I also picked up some smoked bacon and cooked pork hock (from the cooked food section) on Saturday. Bacon slab is similar to what I get at St Lawrence Market. Pork hock was meaty but lacking the crispy skin as the one I had at San Francisco Ferry building but still a good deal for $4.
      Once again, thanks for the recommendation.

      1. re: caitlink
        Charles Yu RE: caitlink Oct 15, 2013 07:25 PM

        You are most welcome!!
        Didn't pick up any Chicken Liver Pate??!!
        The pre-packed Smoked Salmon Belly at around $5 for 4 pieces is another steal!!

        1. re: Charles Yu
          Vinnie Vidimangi RE: Charles Yu Oct 15, 2013 07:31 PM

          Charles, do you like SALT?

          1. re: Vinnie Vidimangi
            Charles Yu RE: Vinnie Vidimangi Oct 15, 2013 07:34 PM

            Are you referring to 'Sodium Chloride'?! If so, kind of 'yes' since I do like salty and savory food. Why??!!

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              Vinnie Vidimangi RE: Charles Yu Oct 16, 2013 07:58 AM

              Yes, salt.
              Yummy Market has so some much in its food that the items are unpalatable to me. That is unless the items are sweet, then there is too much sugar. And I'm Polish and I like drinking the fluid from the jar of dill pickles.

              1. re: Vinnie Vidimangi
                Charles Yu RE: Vinnie Vidimangi Oct 16, 2013 09:40 AM

                Agree!! Great observation VV.
                Fine examples are the House cured Gravlax ( too salty ), the Chicken liver pate ( a bit too sweet but acceptable ) and all those frozen cheese desserts ( way too sweet ). However, their tendency of going overboard with sugar or salt actually helped to make the Marinated Herrings super delicious since they render them less tart than normal.

            2. re: Vinnie Vidimangi
              Sadistick RE: Vinnie Vidimangi Oct 16, 2013 03:42 PM

              Funny enough.....

              I had purchased a few cabbage rolls when there to try out (amongst some other fantastic smoked sausages).

              After reading this post this afternoon and planning on having them this evening, I was a bit dubious as to which way the seasoning scale would weigh.....does NOTHING count???

              Seriously, these things were devoid of any form of seasoning whatsoever, perhaps all their S&P fell in whatever prepared foods you bought VV?

              Great store, some very interesting products, but besides the tried and true salads (some of which are fantastic, and properly executed) I can't say I will return for any prepared foods.

              1. re: Sadistick
                Vinnie Vidimangi RE: Sadistick Oct 16, 2013 04:07 PM

                Kazhdomu po yego vkusu.

                1. re: Vinnie Vidimangi
                  Sadistick RE: Vinnie Vidimangi Oct 16, 2013 04:43 PM

                  Each to their own taste? Not sure the relevance of that (nor my accuracy of the interpretation), but pearls from VV, none the less :)

                2. re: Sadistick
                  Charles Yu RE: Sadistick Oct 16, 2013 08:02 PM

                  BTW, talking about their prepared food, I happened to like their 'Herrings and Beet Salad ' as well. It's very good and always fresh. The diced Herrings tend to be a bit 'SALTY'!! Ha!!!!!

                  1. re: Charles Yu
                    Sadistick RE: Charles Yu Oct 17, 2013 05:09 AM

                    So perhaps THAT is where all of their salt went?!

                    Their full sour pickles are pretty good.

                    All of the smoked sausages I bought (Kabanosa's etc) are excellent.

                    I would also suggest trying the Iranian Eggplant Salad, addictive stuff!

            3. re: caitlink
              Crispier Crouton RE: caitlink Oct 17, 2013 08:29 AM

              Same here. Picked up a couple strips the day after Charles's post. They weren't nearly that marbled-- they looked like regular marbling you'd expect from a decent supermarket steak. But they were cut very nicely, and tasted very good after a cast iron searing. Very juicy cuts, too.

              Thanks Charles.

          2. Crispier Crouton RE: Charles Yu Oct 11, 2013 03:13 PM

            Hi Charles,

            Which Yummy Market was this?

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            1. re: Crispier Crouton
              Charles Yu RE: Crispier Crouton Oct 11, 2013 03:24 PM

              The one on Major Mac and Dufferin.
              Its on special whilst I was there. Don't know if its a regular item.
              BTW, just chrbroiled it over coal using a hibachi. Very tender and 'buttery' - Exceptional! One can savour the 'fat'!! Taste and texture very 'Japanese' like.

            2. jayt90 RE: Charles Yu Oct 13, 2013 11:13 AM

              I have to wonder how Yummy got this deal.
              A steer not graded correctly before it was cut up?
              A meat distributor in distress?
              A poker game?
              These Russian proprietors are making a name for themselves. Too bad there are only two locations. http://yummymarket.com/about/

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              1. re: jayt90
                Vinnie Vidimangi RE: jayt90 Oct 13, 2013 03:13 PM

                If only they had some one who knew how to cook. They prepare to a particular taste, and its not mine, even I am Polish.

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                Sadistick RE: Charles Yu Oct 13, 2013 12:07 PM

                Sadly we cannot expect this to be a regular occurrence.

                I picked up what appeared to be the last piece from this shipment and upon further investigation found out this was indeed a rarity to get 'Black Angus' as marbled as this. I picked up a 'regular' piece of their BA which is nicely (though not on that level) marbled as well, to compare.

                Sadly, they were all out of Chicken liver pate, I will however recommend you try the Iranian Eggplant 'salad' - addictive stuff!

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                  Vinnie Vidimangi RE: Charles Yu Oct 13, 2013 03:11 PM

                  Charles, were they all like that or did you "cherry pick".

                  A1 Premium at Eglinton and Warden has Black Angus striploin at $4lb. regularly, even now when beef prices are higher.
                  Ruth Chris I am sure serves something better, but what I get is good. I do pick a bit, but I always get nice meat.

                  Why don't you try it and report back? Don't hold it to long at home. May have been previously frozen.

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                  1. re: Vinnie Vidimangi
                    Charles Yu RE: Vinnie Vidimangi Oct 14, 2013 09:33 AM

                    Hello VV!
                    At least 90% of those on display were like that. I only picked the ones with the least amount of fatty cap.
                    BTW, I fired up a charcoal Hibachi and broiled it the same day. Posted reaction above.
                    As for a $4.00 per lb Black Angus Striploin. Sounded too good to be true?!

                    1. re: Charles Yu
                      ace123 RE: Charles Yu Oct 15, 2013 06:36 AM

                      I bought some on Saturday and they were very good.

                      Thanks for the tip!

                      1. re: ace123
                        Sadistick RE: ace123 Oct 15, 2013 08:38 AM

                        If anyone sees similar quality again do let us all know.

                        The steaks were very good, the 'marbled' one clearly far above and beyond the 'regular' Black Angus cut.

                        Though taste wise, they had similar flavor profiles, which was interesting.

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