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Being as how the only beef I can afford and that is available or served in restaurants and supermarkets in Japan is Australian, I'd have to go with Australian.

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In my personal experience, I love the Scottish Beef. I was sad it was not on the poll.

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Any meat but Japanese meat. I like brazilian meat. hahahahah, chunky !

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Why isn't Argentina on the list? Nothing beats a good Argentine steak?

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Argentina and Uruguay are the best, ask any chef

Japanese beef? Eh, like a beef that resembles an origami?

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who cares about the taste f the beef, it's the seasoning or flavoring you add to it. who likes the taste of beef without anything added to it?

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Hmm, I couldn't really tell myself. I've yet to have steaks from other countries and I don't count Mcdonalds burgers as a good sample of beef from other countries. I"ve had some beef dishes in Hong Kong, and some in Germany, all were good because the chefs were good.

Too bad there isn't a "Don't know" choice.

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I was also surprised Argentine beef wasn't on the poll.

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I eatead american, ausie, japanese, brazilian and argentine beef. Sadly, I dont tried canadian yet. If we talk about who produce the tastiest I think that is the argentine beef for export to luxury restaurants. But if we talk about what is going to eat the majority of the world, is the cheaper low quality meat from feedlots. No matter what some people say about fat, I dont like fat on my beef. In my opinion fat is for minced meat in the hamburgers.

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I hope I'm not a cow in my next life !

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Japanese beef yes. but I go for value. If I'm making chili I'm not going to pay an arm and a leg for it. Japanese beef is good if you only have it once in a while. but I7ve had great American beef and paid less than half the price.

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Japanese beef if good if you pay for it. Just try going to Imahan and you'll know what I mean. Haven't tried Argentinian. Is it affordable?

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With the exception of wago beef isn't it all pretty much the same? Why not get a bunch of foodies and have a taste test? I'll be they can't tell the difference between the same cuts of beef from different countries.

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Hate to read stats like these if I'm a cow.

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Umm according to the others who already posted comments, it seems that I'd better try Argentinian beef. Where in Japan is it available?

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How can this poll exclude Argentinian beef. I can only infer that the Japanese do not have access to the best beef in the world. (I was once a meat eater and am in the know)

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Irish beef or Scottish.

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Greek-style beef from Souvlaki is definitely the best!!!

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Seeing I live in Japan I will stick with what is generally available here:

In order (if I could afford it) "Matsusaka beef" followed by Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Japan and very far down USA.

I generally stick with Australia for price and taste, I can get an eight kilo chilled block vacuumed sealed for about 700 yen per kilo, cut and trim it myself gives me enough ground beef, steaks and stew meat for my family for one and a half to two months.

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"I generally stick with Australia for price and taste, I can get an eight kilo chilled block vacuumed sealed for about 700 yen per kilo, cut and trim it myself..."

OK, thats about $3.00 per pound yer paying there. I'm paying anywhere between $1.99 and $0.99 a pound here from my local market- and they do the cutting and packaging for me- and I often ask the butcher to thin slice 1/2 my butcher block for sukiyaki ! The rest is cut into steaks for the BBQ - Now thats livin' !

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Absolutely it has to be Australia for taste, quality and value. And get this - we have never had an issue of BSE - safety is NOT a problem! Can't afford Japanese beef - but generally people like it because it is very fatty (marbled) - so the locals who eat it are not so healthy. The Kiwis produce limited amounts of beef - but stick to whay they do best: Lamb. Aussie Beef: Safest and Tastiest in the world.

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Highly subjective, of course, but, when all is considered, I have to say American. Japanese is pretty good but I don't think it can match prices with American beef and is sometimes TOO soft. Yes, that IS possible. Unlike some Japanese I know (mostly women), I don't think every cut needs to be melt-in-your-mouth soft. I like a thick juicy cut that has a slight toughness to it but is easily chewed. Australian is also good but I generally stick to my favorite.

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"Highly subjective, of course, but, when all is considered, I have to say American."

I tend to agree ! Aussie beef is fine for a quick flip on the barby but the fact is the fat content is way too low- fat is where the flavor molocules are found people, if your beef is too lean, well it has little flavor. US beef has excellent marbeling providing for an excellent burger when ground. Try that with Aussie beef and you'll find that it falls apart on the grill- thats why a lot of Aussie beef is mixed with Canadian pork- to add fat to the mix ! Nothing wrong with Aussie beef- but no way does it compare with US beef- especially as a patty on a grill !

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tastiest, definitely japanese beef! but for my wallet's taste, i would go for an aussie beef!

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Branded; are you in Japan? I would like to meet your butcher! Your telling me you pay around 450 yen per kilo in Japan! Tell me more!

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"Branded; are you in Japan? I would like to meet your butcher! Your telling me you pay around 450 yen per kilo in Japan! Tell me more!"

Nope- it's common knowledge that I now reside stateside ! Explains my rather positive outlook on life ! Sorry limbo- the days for me paying such ridiculous prices for beef and other food products is long over. $1.99 a pound (450 yen a kilo) for meat products is the norm here- not the exception. We even did a Easter ham for .99 cents a pound- it was amazing ! But lets stay on topic shall we- US remains the safest, best tasting beef out there- provided your butcher nows what he's looking for. Enjoy !

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US beef tastes best. There is a little shop around here that serves it with rice. Great stuff...

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Japanese beef is by far the best of the best of the best! Hmmmmmm Kobe beef oishii!!

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Argentina. Scottish also good. Japanese beef is tasty but too fatty.

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Aussie beef stinks and tastes horrible. There are better things to eat... like pretty much anything.

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How many of you out there have had beef from all 5 of those countries. If not you can't really make any sort of comparison. I am just stating the facts here: MOST (not all, but most) of the people who take this poll live in the USA or Japan (and have never had beef from the other countries). so its going to be biased towards those two countries.

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I think they should put up a link to meatman dot com so we can buy meat from all over the world and compare.

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I've had US, Japanese, and Aussie beef. Maybe others but I wasn't aware at the time. Aussie beef isn't too bad, Japanese beef is good, but US beef has the most robust taste.

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Saga gyu, Oumi gyu, Yonezawa gyu, Morioka Tankaku gyu, Matsuzaka gyu, Ishigaki gyu... they all rule. Great shabu shabu's!!

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Japanese beef is good - if you don't mind having your cholestorol reading put through the roof - spending money like it's going out of style!

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I am American but can not with a clear head say that US beef tastes better than Japanese. Nothing like watching Sazae-san on a Sunday night eating some Kobe beef with a Kirin. Yummy!

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Would also like a "Don't Know" option, haha. I'm sure I've eaten several kinds, but I have no idea where they were from. I should keep a record of these sorts of things.

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Argentine. Preferably with a glass of Malbec.

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japanese beef is by far the best .. after that Italian Irish or British

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AMERICA!!

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I like Brazilian beef, next Australian and Japanese. Don't know about Canadian. It appears to me that US beef lacks taste, and they try to make up for it with heavy sauces which spoil the dish. Good beef only needs a bit of salt.

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after that Italian Irish or British

So aoto - you like a bit of "mad" with your beef, eh? LOL

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Any kind of beef is fine, as long as it doesn't get the benzedrine, anabolic steroid nor methandrostenolone treatment.

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well buraruminDes, if you dont test for it you wont find it!

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There are so many grades of beef within each country, this seems like an impossible task. Most of the beef imported to Japan is here because it's cheap, not because it's the best the country has to offer.

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Agree with you there Farmboy. I mean you have to consider where the cattle was raised, what it was fed, and lastly what cuts you get from it. In the US I know we have so many types of cattle and climates and habitats for them to be raised it affects them in many ways. Cutting it down to nationality is kind of over simplifying the situation.

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I believe Highland beef is the best. -ask for it. The best highland beef comes from the higher elevations like Argentina/Andes but Scotland is the original. Mongolian/North China beef is #2. Mongols know their beef (don't confuse this with the cheap "Mongolian style/beef" restaurants.) 3. Organic Hokkaido beef maybe #3 depending on the farmer.

For region I would say Mongolia/North China is #1 in beef -by far. -These people know their animals and have for a long/long time.

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Highland beef is #1 (Scotland/Andes). Mongolian/North China Beef is #2. Hokkaido organic #3.

For region I would say Mongolian by far. These people have a long history with cattle. (Don't confuse this with these cheap "mongolian style/beef" restaurants)

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Would Canadian and American beef be any different???

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Tastiest does not neccessarily means healthiest or best for you. Combination of "fat and sugar" (like ice cream) or fat and salt (on beef) always taste good but harm you , because you will easily eat too much of them.

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how to know a little of the subject, I know that Brazilian beef is, for one simple reason. The only Brazilian cow eats grass, while in other alternatives cows also eat feed made from the carcass of dead cows. Savable cows eats leaves!

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British Beef is ok

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I like all beef.

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Any beef other than Japanese beef suits me. I don't like that red pigmint that they put on Japanese meat to make it 'look' fresh at the supermarkets.

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Yeah, British beef for me.

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American beef is mostly factory farmed. Cows live in terrible conditions.

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Any beef other than Japanese beef suits me. I don't like that red pigmint that they put on Japanese meat to make it 'look' fresh at the supermarkets.

-Beef should be fresh that day. Those bubble packs have a gas in them (reason for the bubble). -All the more reason not to import beef or do the processing in Japan.

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28% of respondents from the US, 35% from Japan, 12% Aussies.....

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Are you kidding me?! American beef?! Laughable!

The way Americans treat their produce it comes at no surprise that the taste is bad, the marble quality is poor, and the inspiration to eat it is low low low. I prefer chimp meat to American beef.

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liammorimoto has a beef with US beef. Marbled meat isn't always the best. Well to each his own though, I prefer something with more meat than fat and something that tastes like beef instead of bacon. Steak is steak here. If you want marbled, corned beef is good as well as other meat produce here that shows it's marbled.

One thing I love about my beef in the US is that there are so many options its ridiculous. Plus its affordable and still tastes great depending on who cooks it, what cut it is, and where the cow was raised. Some are organically fed, others come from feed lots, etc. One has to keep in mind the US has large land mass, has to produce beef DAILY for millions of people not only in the US but abroad.

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"One thing I love about my beef in the US is that there are so many options its ridiculous"

You are spot on- which begs the question, why does Japan insist on importing some of the lesser quality options ? Give me a grass fed, hormone free black angus out of Montana any day of the week !

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Give me ANY beef any time. But not the arrogant American beef. Come on!!

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"Give me ANY beef any time. But not the arrogant American beef. Come on!!"

How exactly does "beef" become arrogant ? "Come on" !!

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