Kobe Beef? No, no, it's Murakami Beef in Niigata Prefecture.

by Fujiko - Japan Licensed Guide
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Again, it's Murakami Beef in Niigata Prefecture.

Unlike Kobe Beef known worldwide today, even some locals in Niigata Prefecture barely recognize Murakami Beef.

 But, actually Murakami Beef is quite high quality. A-4 or B-4 and higher ranked beef is registered as Murakami Beef.

* A-5 is the highest and lowest is C-1

Kobe Beef?  No, no, it's Murakami Beef in Niigata Prefecture.

 Inside the showcase are line-ups of Murakami Beef, beautifully marbled!

 

This is "Yamashin" restaurant in Murakami city.

 

Kobe Beef?  No, no, it's Murakami Beef in Niigata Prefecture.

 Outside the restaurant, they sell piping hot, deep-fried croquets with Murakami Beef. 

People buy some and eat them while strolling the city.

Kobe Beef?  No, no, it's Murakami Beef in Niigata Prefecture.

 Here is the menu with pictures.

Kobe Beef?  No, no, it's Murakami Beef in Niigata Prefecture.

What I ordered was...

Of course I wanted to have sirloin steak, but I'm always on a budget...

 I had "カルビ" thin steak set lunch instead.  It was so delicious and rich flavored!!

Kobe Beef?  No, no, it's Murakami Beef in Niigata Prefecture.

 Inside the restaurant...some people are waiting to be served.

Kobe Beef?  No, no, it's Murakami Beef in Niigata Prefecture.

 FYI, here is the description of "Murakami Beef".

To tell the truth, certain percentage of calves have been produced and sold from Sado Island.

We also have Sado Beef, but production amount is much less compared to Murakami Beef.

Kobe Beef?  No, no, it's Murakami Beef in Niigata Prefecture.

I hope you choose Niigata Prefecture as one of your destinations in Japan. Please add Murakami city and Sado city in your itinerary.

Both cities have a lot to offer, local delicacies like beef, sake, fresh fish, old Japanese style houses, beautiful landscapes, hot springs and more!  You won't be sorry!

 

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21 Mar 2016

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