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Oct 11, 2013 01:59 PM

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

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. 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

      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

        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: Vinnie Vidimangi

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

            1. re: Charles Yu

              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

                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

              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: Vinnie Vidimangi

                  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

                  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

                    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

              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. Hi Charles,

            Which Yummy Market was this?

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            1. re: Crispier Crouton

              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. 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.

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              1. re: jayt90

                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.

              2. 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!

                1. 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

                    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

                      I bought some on Saturday and they were very good.

                      Thanks for the tip!

                      1. re: ace123

                        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.