The Kobe Beef Burger

#1 Posted by MB (12408 posts) -

I had this overly indulgent masterpiece at a restaurant in Napa last night. So good. It was made with Snake River Farms American-raised Kobe beef, California swiss cheese, and onions marinated in wine. It came with a few hard-fried onion rings and was $17.00. I've had Kobe beef several times before, and it always leaves me wishing that all beef was that tender and tasted that good. That's the problem with Kobe...it sort of ruins regular beef for you. This particular Kobe is hand-ground in the restaurant from sirloin.
 
If you've never had Kobe, you should try it sometime. The beef is more flavorful and tender than any you've ever had before, even compared to beef from places like Harris Ranch. Yum.
 
(This picture doesn't really do the burger justice...it was 1/2 pound of beef and over 7" in diameter)
 

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#2 Posted by JJOR64 (18992 posts) -

That looks fucking good, but for $17?  That's a little pricey for me.

#3 Posted by Tactical_Kill (1695 posts) -

Looks good.

#4 Posted by Warfare (1634 posts) -

They knockoff Kobe beef now.

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#5 Posted by MB (12408 posts) -
@Warfare said:
" They knockoff Kobe beef now. "
It's not a "knockoff", it's simply not truly Kobe if it's not raised in Japan and then shipped over. It's the same breed of cattle and they are fed and raised the exact same way as traditional Kobe.
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#6 Edited by Gamer_152 (14078 posts) -

This really makes me wish I had a kobe beef burger right now. Looks good.

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#7 Edited by Warfare (1634 posts) -
@MB said:

" @Warfare said:

" They knockoff Kobe beef now. "

it's simply not truly Kobe if it's not raised in Japan . "

Then it's a knockoff. lol
 
BTW still looks fucking good.
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#8 Posted by Seedofpower (3929 posts) -

Thanks, now I'm hungry and i want a burger but I don't have any money........

#9 Posted by Tuggah (1072 posts) -

I was hoping it would be Kobe Bryant's offical burger.

#10 Posted by MB (12408 posts) -
@JJOR64 said:
" That looks fucking good, but for $17?  That's a little pricey for me. "
It's a little expensive, but it shouldn't really be compared to the price of other typical restaurant burgers. It's a once in awhile thing, and this wasn't a cheap restaurant anyway.
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#11 Posted by spankingaddict (2672 posts) -
@Tuggah said:
" I was hoping it would be Kobe Bryant's offical burger. "
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#12 Posted by President_Barackbar (3462 posts) -

Kobe beef makes fantastic burgers. That particular combination of ingredients you mentioned seems like it would create an excellent burger.

#13 Posted by JohnRehill (220 posts) -

Yum. 
 
I am now uncomfortably hungry.

#14 Posted by TheGreatGuero (9130 posts) -

It doesn't look as good as I expected, but it's still making me hungry, and I bet it tastes amazing.

#15 Posted by Hot_Karl (3309 posts) -
@MB said:
" @JJOR64 said:
" That looks fucking good, but for $17?  That's a little pricey for me. "
It's a little expensive, but it shouldn't really be compared to the price of other typical restaurant burgers. It's a once in awhile thing, and this wasn't a cheap restaurant anyway. "
I second that. My best friend lives in St. Helena (Napa Valley) and sheesh, you can't get a decent lunch there for under $15 minimum.  
 
I've always been interested in trying Kobe Beef, but I never stumble upon it at the restaurants that I go to (for some reason Hooters and McDonald's don't have Kobe Beef Burgers. Go figure.) Maybe when I head back to San Fran for spring break, I'll treat myself to a such a delicacy.

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