4 (Sat) April 2015
Standard v Speckled Ribeye
with the family and the folks
The Prodigal Son Returns to Celebrate Holy Week, Day 3 (see previously 6.087 King Crab).
In the Philippines–arguably the most passionately Catholic country in the world–Maundy Thursday and Good Friday are national holidays.
I’ll be spending the extended weekend in Seoul, arriving early Thursday morning, flying back to Manila tomorrow evening.
Regardless of cost, the meat was excellent. Gorgeous color. Clean flavor. Tender yet chewy. Who cares whether it was in fact authentic Korean beef.
In any case, the fair prices* allowed for a bit of experimentation.
While the results are indicative only of the cuts here, they align with my long-standing views about beef, which I prefer to taste like beef, not fat, and chewy like flesh, not fat.
*Even the excess fat–which is why I’ve sworn off ribeye in restaurants as a general principle (see for example 5.357 Chicago Cowboy Steak)–had been trimmed away for better value.