Kobe has been hailed the king of meats. That marbling and melt-in-your-mouth factor, it truly doesn’t get any better than that for Japanese meat
Having not tasted it prior to this, we put the creation to the test. Beefbar nestled at Al Fattan Currency House in DIFC is a sight to behold. Across the reception, your eyes will fall upon the most glamorous butchershop you are likely to come across in life. This meat and charcuterie is displayed in floor-to-ceiling glass cases, and are available for purchase. Not sure what to pick? Ask the in-house butcher and feast on fillet, prime rib, rib eye and sirloin.The décor showcases hues of brown, gold, leather, plenty of wood, and marble tops that sort of mimic the marbling on meat in a way. We headed down for the Taste of Kobe menu that’s bang for your buck. A selection of street food dishes are brought to the table, starting with pure Japanese kobe beef sliders with habanero, truffle, and jalapeno sauce. The buns were soft and pillow-like with tender meat that immediately melted on our tongues. The tartare on the other hand showcased the kobe, alongside black angus and veal, with a selection of seasonings that impressed. The signature kale salad with avocado, parmesan and lemon zest paired well with the meat, while giving our meal a much-needed dose of fibre and nutrition. For mains, my dining partner was served a 300g fillet of Australian Black angus beef done medium-rare, while I tucked into a tender 300g Dutch milk-fed veal. Both were succulent, bursting with juices, and incredibly filling. After a heavy meal, dessert is highly recommended. For a bit of entertainment by the table, pick the soufflé. We chose the stracciatella with salted caramel that tasted like silky, foamy clouds, paired with a banana and passion fruit sorbet for a slight hint of tartness.
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