Kobe beef


Ko·​be beef ˈkō-bē- How to pronounce Kobe beef (audio)
variants or less commonly Kobe
: highly marbled premium beef from Japanese Wagyu cattle of the Kobe region of southern Honshu that is noted for exceptional tenderness and flavor

Examples of Kobe beef in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Since then, Kobe beef fans have been clamoring for the croquettes. Tori Latham, Robb Report, 23 Jan. 2024 Prosecutors have said that Mr. Francis’s gifts to Navy officials also included more than $500,000 in cash, Cuban cigars, Kobe beef and Spanish suckling pigs. Lara Jakes, New York Times, 20 Dec. 2023 The omakase offering changes according to the seasons and is dictated by the premium ingredients available, including Kobe beef and the highest grade uni shipped in directly from Japan. Claudia De Brito, Condé Nast Traveler, 23 Nov. 2023 The same goes for the restaurant’s Texas Kobe beef skewers and locally famous miso lobster macaroni and cheese. Caroline Hatchett, Robb Report, 6 Nov. 2023 Sandwiches include a hot chicken sandwich with a garlic aioli and a Kobe beef hamburger with pickled shiitake mushrooms. Mary Colurso | McOlurso@al.com, al, 8 July 2023 Menu highlights: Lobster cocktail, king crab legs and caviar, 22-ounce rack of lamb, wagyu Tomahawk chops, Japanese A5 wagyu and A5 Kobe beef, warm butter cake and ice cream. Bahar Anooshahr, The Arizona Republic, 12 June 2023 Palm Beach Meats is one of 73 restaurants in the United States certified to put genuine Japanese Kobe beef on the menu, a list that includes just six in Florida, all in South Florida. Ben Crandell, Sun Sentinel, 29 Mar. 2023 These days, studio executives are big on Cobb salads and Kobe beef burgers. Pat Saperstein, Variety, 6 Apr. 2023

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Word History


Kobe, Japan

First Known Use

1889, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Kobe beef was in 1889

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“Kobe beef.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Kobe%20beef. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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