I have to write a special post just for the best beef I ever had, the Wagu beef in Yakushima. We had incredible luck to try this famous delicacy at its birth place without paying a premium.
On the way back from Jymon Sugi trail since it was raining, we properly explored the Acoop Supermarket in Anbo. This time we started to notice an entire row of beef product read as’ No. 1 in Japan’. We curiously googled and found out Kagoshima prefecture(the prefecture Yakushima belongs to) is actually one of the premier Wagu beef producers. Having heard so much of their luxurious taste and scarcity, we were surprised to see these Wagu beef steak and fillet packages were reasonable priced in Acoop, only about 1/3 higher than normal beef instead of ten times in UK. So we loaded our dinner with a pack of Wagu beef steak paired with several plates of Sashimi cuts and some vegetables. This meal turned out to be one of the best dinners we had in our entire trip. The Wagu beef steak were so easy to cook, a quick fry on the pan with some salt and pepper, and it almost melted in my mouth. We had to stay in the kitchen to finish these steaks for the best taste!