The all-time classic boneless pork loin steak. Compared to the pork ribeye steaks these are leaner and are best suitable for Japanese tonkatsu or pan-roasted juicy pork steaks. The fat renders beautifully and is the very source of umami. It also provides the cut with plenty of juiciness and tenderness while cooking. You get 1 pre-sliced pork loin steak which is cut to exactly 2cm (0.78") and weigh at least 200g (7oz.).
100% real free-range and naturally raised pork from Hokkaido, Japan, probably the only place in Japan that has space for free-roaming animals. Happy as a pig in mud. Bathing in the nearby river during summer and playing around on the snowfields in winter - that's the happy life of the free-range pigs on the family-owned El Paso Ranch in Hokkaido. And when we say free range we mean the real deal free-range. Spring, summer, autumn, and winter - 24 hours, all year free-range on 30 hectares (75 acres) of land. Read more about the farm below.
Free-range pork, in this case, pastured pork tastes different because it is different! The pigs are able to exercise freely and build natural muscles without the aid of growth promoters. They get to wander and forage and interact with the herd - the way nature intended. Taste the difference!
Shipping & Handling
||Shipping and delivery is frozen
||Keep frozen below -18°C (0°F)
||In the fridge: approx. 24h
In ice-water: approx. 1h
||Fry-Pan, Tonkatsu (breaded, deep-fried pork)
||Frozen: see packaging label (usually more than 3 months)
Chilled: Please consume unopened pack within 2 days.
|Also known as
||Pork Loin, Pork Chop,
|Country of Origin
||Individually vacuum packed
✔ No factory farming! Humanely raised and treated with respect. The farm is an active member of the AWFC (Animal Welfare Food Community) of Japan.
✔ No growth hormones, no subtherapeutic use of antibiotics - ever!
✔ All year free-range pasture-raised on 30 hectares (75 acres) of land.
✔ Pigs are raised slower and in a stress-free environment. Free-range pigs are raised 2 months longer than conventionally farmed pigs.
✔ One farm, one family, one processor - traceability from farm to fork.
✔ No gestation crates for sows. No teeth clipping or tail docking of piglets.
✔ Fed a large variety of grains, nuts, and protein sources. Due to the breeding style and the superior diet the oleic acid ratio - the source of umami - is 45% or more.
Happy as a pig in mud. Bathing in the nearby river during summer and playing around on the snowfields in winter - that's the happy life of the free-range pigs on the family-owned El Paso Ranch in Hokkaido in the Tokachi area. And when we say free range we mean the real deal free-range. Spring, summer, autumn, and winter - 24 hours, all year free-roaming on 30 hectares (75 acres) of land. The pigs grow slow and are fed a large variety of mixes that contain all kinds of grains, corn, soybeans, and other vegetables and farm produce. The newborns stay in a shelter together with their mother until they are ready for the pasture. No tail clipping of piglets, no gestation crates for sows. No factory farming. They receive all the respect, love, and care. See for yourself, all images and videos are actual images from the farm.
At A Glance
||El Paso Rancho
||Tokaichi, Hokkaido, Japan
||All year 100% free-range pasture-raised
||A large variety of grains and protein sources (wheat, whey, corn, soybeans, vegetables).
||Hirabayashi family and staff
||100% fully traceable from farm to fork
|Subtherapeutic Antibiotics Use