I just cooked us up some American-Style Kobe Beef Burgers.  I was prepared to say “eh” but they were actually pretty good – and actually worth the $5.99 for two 8 oz burgers.

American Kobe is raised differently than its Japanese cousins.  First off, it’s not getting the massages and piped-in music.  The American ranchers are going for genetics and feed more than anything else – and in the case of the burgers, they succeeded.

It’s supposed to be high in fat – in Japan they actually call it white steak – but the fat itself is supposed to be better.  It has a higher percentage of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids and a better ratio of mono-saturated to saturated fat.

It’s still not exactly health food, but it’s an improvement.

In other news…  we’re off to San Francisco in the wee hours of the morning to see the family.  There’s definitely going to be some fun meals there!

Stay tuned!