I went to my regular frozen foods supplier today to buy some steaks and lamb shanks. I normally make a trip there to buy things that I couldn’t find in hypermarkets. For example, I bought four lamb shanks for only RM20+ and per lamb shank is only about RM6. I need to pay more than twice the amount from Cold Storage and that too, are not very attractive looking cut of meats. So, I love to visit the frozen foods supplier for fresher supplies as they supply in bulk to restaurants.
Have you wondered where the local restaurants sourced their steaks from? All along, I thought those steaks are from Australia or USA. However, sometime back, imported steaks had some problems due to mad cow diseases and only Australian and New Zealand beef were allowed to be imported into Malaysia.
Well….I discovered that the beef from China costs only half the price of Australian beef. Apparently, most restaurants now serve steaks imported from China. Nowadays, only the bigger restaurants serve air flown steaks from USA. So, I also bought a slab of tenderloin. It is pre-packed and weighs about 2 kilogrammes. The cost of the whole tenderloin is only RM70+. We had it cut into four servings, each servings enough for my family.
Now that I know the beef is from China, I think I won’t dare to ask for medium rare steaks when eating out anymore. I don’t know. I am still doubtful. I will have it cook through because I am used to Australian and New Zealand quality control but not China.
My next problem now is to how to prepare steaks. My growing teens crave for cow, cow, cow and so I am going to make steaks at home. Maybe I will slice the tenderloin into smaller slices, season with teriyaki sauce and other sauces and have them grilled on the spot. I have a an electric grill and we can cook the meats like Korean bbq.