Wednesday, 15 June 2011
Eating Raw Beef
I was in a pinch and though "f*ck it, let's try eating some raw stuff". Japanese supermarkets package everything so nice and have lots of high grade beef already cut very thinly ready to sukiyaki. I wasn't about to chew into a raw steak like. So I got some good quality meat and a baked sweet potato in for lunch. The woman at the checkout gave me a funny look when I asked for chopsticks with my raw meat, but apart from that it was a tasty experience. The meat was a bit marbley so the cold fat was a bit weird, with a bit of salt though I liked it. There was one moment where I remembered the woman in the film "Food Inc." who's son had died from E-Coli from eating a beefburger and she had since spent the rest of her life fighting for higher standards of meat in the U.S. Japanese meat is a higher standard than the U.S. though, and apart from those people dying last month from eating harami served up wrongly as yukke in a korean restaurant in Toyama last month, nobody in Japan dies from eating raw stuff.
It's 3 hours since I had lunch and I feel fine so I think when the deli counter is out of roast beef again I'll be switching to raw.