When it comes to burgers, there’s beef, and then there’s Wagyu. So, let us explain why we think Wagyu is the best beef on the planet.
In this blog, we will be discussing what separates Wagyu from the rest and our three reasons why you should try our Wagyu beef range today!
- What is Wagyu Beef?
- Marbled Texture in Wagyu
- High In Fat Within Wagyu
- It Literally Melts In Your Mouth
What is Wagyu beef?
Wagyu beef originates from Japan and is considered by many the best beef on the planet. With the name meaning “Japanese Cow” (wa = Japanese, gyu = cow), it can be found in four different types of Japanese cattle. Though it is known to be expensive and difficult to attain, the preparation and great care for a prominent Wagyu cut can be a delicious and worthwhile endeavour to embark on.
But what is it about Wagyu that makes it the most sought-after beef in the world? Keep reading to find out more.
Marbled Texture In Wagyu
Wagyu is different from other types of beef. After all, it is the most desired and highly-regarded meat across the world. Wagyu beef is distinctive because it is highly marbled.
Marbling refers to the visible layers of intramuscular fat. This is fat that is found in the muscle. Due to the unique genetics of the cows and the Wagyu cultivation process, the meat contains a higher percentage of fatty acids than ordinary beef, giving it a higher marbling score.
The higher the wagyu marbling score, the more flavoursome, tender and juicy the meat is – 100% full-blood Wagyu cattle have the highest marble levels of any beef in the world.
Now, if you wish to excite your taste buds and go beyond expectations by trying a wagyu beef burger. Then, try our incredible Wagyu Royale Burger, over at Ribs & Burgers today.
High In fat Within Wagyu
Yes, you read that right. Wagyu beef is high in fat, and it’s actually a good thing.
Although exercise videos from the 80s might have had us running scared from anything containing the word ‘fat’, modern nutrition proves that the right fats (in moderation) are both beneficial and essential to a healthy diet.
Wagyu beef contains a higher percentage of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids and more monounsaturated fats than other beef. This soft fat has a low melting point and not only creates a wonderful texture but also holds most of the flavour.
If you have been searching for that wonderful texture only a wagyu burger can give, then grab a bite of our Wagyu Cheese & Caramelised Onion, which only Ribs & Burgers can offer.
It literally melts in your mouth
Thanks to the marbled texture and high percentage of fat, Wagyu steak or beef is moist, tender, and mouth-wateringly flavoursome.
Nobody wants a sweat-inducing chew-fest when they’re chowing down on a great burger. You want to sail effortlessly through the experience to savour the rich and buttery taste of the meat with every mouthful. That’s why a Wagyu beef burger will always be superior to the regular old beef patty.
Has all this talk of Wagyu beef got you frothing at the mouth? Try our Wagyu Original, Wagyu Big Cheese or the Wagyu Bacon & Vintage Cheddar today!
Whether you are trying a wagyu burger for the first time or you are on the search for the best wagyu burger in the world, we can guarantee there is only one place for that perfect Wagyu burger. And that’s at your local Ribs & Burgers location – you can order one with a click of a button via the Ribs & Burgers website. However, if you would rather stay and eat in, then have a look at our Ribs & Burgers locations to find your nearest store and dine in.