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. One pack contains 300g (10.5oz) of beef slices with a thickness of about 2mm (5/64″). 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.
Introducing another premium brand to our family. Ocean Beef from New Zealand. Surrounded by the Pacific Ocean, the islands of New Zealand are famed for their world-leading farmers. This is one of the finest New Zealand Angus beef quality available. Combine the freshest New Zealand grass, the best New Zealand grains, and the best New Zealand sea air - and you get Ocean Beef. There is more: At Horizon Farms, we aim for the best: Free-range grass-fed for 18 months on lush green and fresh pastures of New Zealand. Then for 200 days the cows are grain-fed the finest selection of New Zealand-grown (supplied by local farmers only) GMO-free grains and drink sustainable water made by the snow from the Southern Alps in a stress-free coastal environment. At no point are the cows given growth hormones or treated with subtherapeutic antibiotics. See more about the farms below.
||Around 300g (10.5oz)
||Serves 2-3, depending on the recipe
Shipping & Handling
||Shipping and delivery is frozen
||Keep frozen below -18°C (0°F)
||In the fridge: approx. 1 day
In ice-water: 1 hour
||Fry-pan, slow cooking
||Frozen: see packaging label (usually more than 3 months)
Chilled: Please consume unopened pack within 5 days.
|Also known as
||Beef belly, beef brisket, beef navel, beef slices
|Country of Origin
||Individually vacuum packed
About New Zealand Ocean Beef
✔ Humanely raised and treated with respect. All year free-range and open pasture-raised.
✔ No subtherapeutic use of antibiotics.
✔ No use of growth-promoting hormones.
✔ Free-range pasture-raised on green pasture then finished on vegetarian feed for improvement of taste, tenderness, and marbling 200 days prior to harvest.
✔ Non-GMO feed supplied from local New Zealand farmers only.
✔ Non-commodity quality. Top-quality grass-fed and grain-finished New Zealand beef reserved for high-end restaurant use.
✔ Compared to commodity 100% grass-fed: more flavorful, more tender, and free of a gamey odor and taste.
✔ Gold-Award winning at the World Steak Challenge 2019. (Reference ID WSC-0580 and WSC-0581)
✔ Provides monounsaturated fatty acids Omega 3s - yes, the good fats. Including a wide range of essential nutrients such as iron, zinc, protein, B vitamins, selenium, and vitamin D.
✔ New Zealand premium beef provides great value and comes with a lower price point compared to our high-end quality Morgan Ranch Beef and is of higher quality than our Australian beef.
Our New Zealand beef comes from the Canterbury area of the southern island of New Zealand. The cows are raised on local ranches (referred to as cattle stations in New Zealand) which are family-owned and run. The animals are grass-fed on open pastures their entire lives. Then, 200 days before harvesting, the cows are fed a mix of vegetarian feed consisting of all-locally sourced GMO-free natural grains, silage, hay, molasses, oilseed meals, and legumes for a consistent beef flavor and texture. At no point are the animals confined in tight spaces or are force-fed. The finishing feedlots are very spacious and animals are absolutely free to roam on over 6000 square meters. At no point are growth-hormones or antibiotics used.
At A Glance
||A selection of family-owned local farms located on the south island of New Zealand.
||All year free range on open pastures then finished on vegetarian feed 200 days prior to harvest.
||Pasture grass-fed their entire lives and then fed a balanced mix of energy, protein, fibers, minerals, and vitamins which are obtained from natural grains, silage, hay, molasses, oilseed meals, and legumes. All locally produced by local farmers on the South Island of New Zealand.
||100% fully traceable from ranch to fork.
|Subtherapeutic Use of Antibiotics
|Export and Processing
||Chilled export from New Zealand to Japan. Processed into retail sizes in Japan and then flash frozen.