Cattle and breeders take part in the 2017 Wagyu Olympics in the Japanese city of Sendai. Wagyu is regarded as the best beef in the world, but what makes it so special? Photo: Reuters
Cattle and breeders take part in the 2017 Wagyu Olympics in the Japanese city of Sendai. Wagyu is regarded as the best beef in the world, but what makes it so special? Photo: Reuters

Japan’s ‘Wagyu Olympics’ and how the best beef is selected by restaurants and retailers in Hong Kong

  • Japan’s largest wagyu fair, held every five years in October, crowns the top Japanese beef, with wagyu from Miyazaki prefecture dominating in recent iterations
  • Sellers in Hong Kong talk about how the select they highest-quality beef from renowned areas of Japan, based on breed, sex, age and diet

Cattle and breeders take part in the 2017 Wagyu Olympics in the Japanese city of Sendai. Wagyu is regarded as the best beef in the world, but what makes it so special? Photo: Reuters
Cattle and breeders take part in the 2017 Wagyu Olympics in the Japanese city of Sendai. Wagyu is regarded as the best beef in the world, but what makes it so special? Photo: Reuters
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