Whale beef

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  1. TeddyDiver
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    Bought some beef yesterday.. young whale.. they say it's the best. Now it's in the fridge and wondering good recipies for it. I know how to steak it but any good ideas for the sauce and side dish.. what wine?
     
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    I'll start with that as an aperitif... Music choice wasn't bad either...
     
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    Here, they serve it thinnly sliced...and with a small side dish of light soya sauce and wasabi, to be washed down with sake (cold sake of course).
     
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    How do prices compare with cattle beef?
     
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    More expensive.....but so is normal cattle beef here. This retails nominally around US$150 per kg.
     
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    What, cattle beef? :eek:

    Hey Ad Hoc, who cares about boats and ships, we should start a business of meat export towards Japan...
     
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    Sadly yes :(

    If you try and import and sell cheaper, they'll just slap on a huge tax. An "import" tax. This helps to keep the locals competitive...true competition is frowned upon here in Japan. Because this means one person/company shall get more business and be more successful. This is not harmonious...thus not 'allowed'. Everything must be in harmony here, what ever it costs...literally!:eek:

    Every shop sells roughly the same products at roughly the same price...it's a joke!
     
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    That sounds really incredible. Something like a capitalist version of communism... :p

    But still, looks like it works. I mean, Japan is still there and kicking hard, so the system does work, right?
     
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    Got it in one :(
     
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    Take a look at the right hand column in this thing. It doesn't look too good for Japan.
    http://www.usdebtclock.org/
     
  13. TeddyDiver
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    Much cheaper here (in Norway), whale 120NOK(15€)/kg, cattle maybe twice that.
    There's some export to Japan from here, mostly King Crab not whale AFAIK. Some decades ago I was working in meat industry in Finland and we sold a lot of pork to Japan.
    Thanks Hoyt of the link!
     
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    Stagnation mostly IMO, it works but not any progress to talk about..
     

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    I've been to Japan several times and love it but it also drives me crazy.

    Imagine the reaction I get....at 6'4
     
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