Beef from the navel brisket, the belly part of beef is one of the most used cuts in Japan. Japanese beef bowl (Gyudon) restaurants use the navel brisket as their main ingredient. The navel brisket is the equivalent of pork belly - a cut with a very high-fat ratio and great to use for stir-fried dishes that require juicy meat that cooks fast and easy. You get 3 packs, each contains 300g (0.6lbs) of beef slices with a thickness of about 1mm (3/64″). The longer you slow-cook this cut of beef the more tender it becomes. Tip: beef bowl restaurants use a pressure cooker to cook the meat tender.
The beef that we use comes from either New Zealand or Australia. We only source meat from farms that never treat their cattle with growth hormones or antibiotics. No GMOs or chemicals are used on the pastures where the cows graze. If you are looking for clean grass-fed and grass-finished beef with a high red meat to fat ratio this is your best choice. See more information and actual images of the farms below.
|Weight||Each pack weighs 300g (0.6lbs) = Total of 900g (2lbs)|
|Serves||Serves 6-9, depending on the recipe|
Shipping & Handling
|Shipping||Shipping and delivery is frozen|
|Handling||Keep frozen below -18°C (0°F)|
|Defrosting Time||In the fridge: approx. 1 day
In ice-water: 1 hour
|Cooking Method||Fry-pan, slow cooking|
|Expiration||Frozen: see packaging label (usually more than 3 months)
Chilled: Please consume unopened pack within 5 days.
|Also known as||Beef belly, beef navel, beef slices|
|Country of Origin||Australia or New Zealand|
|Packaging||Individually vacuum packed|
✔ Free-range and open pasture-raised.
✔ Humanely raised and treated with respect by family-owned farms.
✔ No antibiotics or growth hormones - ever!
✔ High quality! No trimmings, no added fats, or low-quality cuts are used.
At A Glance
|Cattle Breed||English Hereford and Black Angus Breed|
Silver Fern Farms (New Zealand)
Murray Pure (Australia)
Great Southern Beef (Australia)
Bass Strait Beef (Australia)
Southern Ranges (Australia)
||Contracted family farms|
|Breeding||100% free-range on open pastures for life.|
|Feeding||Grass-fed for life on open pasture.|
|Traceability||100% fully traceable from farm to fork.|
|Chemical Pesticides on Pasture Land||Never|
|Importer||Horizon Farms, Inc.|
This was my first time to try the 100% Grass-Fed Beef Navel Brisket Slices, and I must say they were excellent.
Being a carnivore I enjoy the safety of the product and the nice fat content. It's delicious and high quality.
It’s so easy to cook and really tasty. I grilled it with brussel sprout and asparagus with loads of grass fed butter, olive oil, and herbs. Yum!
Translated from Japanese: Although there’s a lot of fat in belly meat, the burden on the internal organs is light.
This can be used to make beef bowl.
However, I think you can appreciate the quality of the meat better if it’s lean meat.
Translated from Japanese: I've been quite fond of it and have ordered it many times, but the 9 pack I bought this time is so stiff that my husband complained that he can't chew it.
It's okay as niku-maki, but I think it’s difficult to cook normally.
Translated from Japanese: Considering the safety and price, it’s delicious enough for dishes such as green pepper steak and meat potatoes that have a strong taste.