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How to make the perfect A5 Japanese Wagyu Steak?

Japanese A5 Wagyu Beef can be costly, so you want to make sure that you make the most out of every bite. This guide will teach you how to create the perfect Japanese A5 Wagyu beef steak that will be tender, juicy, and full of flavor. Follow these steps to impress your family and friends with the ultimate steak experience. Mola recommends: keeping it simple and letting the ingredient shine for itself.

Step 1: Choosing the Right Cut of Meat

The key to a perfect steak is starting with the right cut of Japanese A5 Wagyu beef. A5 Wagyu ribeye is highly recommended as it has the perfect balance of marbling and tenderness. Make sure to purchase it from a reputable butcher or supplier to ensure the quality and authenticity of the beef.

Step 2: Preparing the Beef

Remove the beef from the refrigerator and let it sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes to an hour before cooking. This will allow the meat to cook more evenly. Gently pat the steak dry with paper towels to remove any excess moisture.

Step 3: Seasoning

Japanese A5 Wagyu beef has a delicate and rich flavor, so it is best to keep the seasoning simple. Sprinkle a light amount of sea salt over both sides of the steak. Avoid using pepper or other strong seasonings as they can overpower the natural flavors of the beef. "Not even pepper?!" You ask. Yes, you can sprinkle pepper when it's served if you really have to.

Step 4: Preparing the Grill or Pan

To achieve the perfect sear, you need to make sure your grill or pan is hot. Preheat your grill to high heat or heat a cast-iron pan on medium-high heat until it's smoking hot. For grilling, make sure to oil the grates to prevent the beef from sticking.

Step 5: Cooking the Steak

For a 1-inch thick steak, cook each side for 3-4 minutes for medium-rare, 4-5 minutes for medium, and 5-6 minutes for medium-well. Resist the urge to move or flip the steak too often. Use tongs to flip the steak instead of a fork so you don't pierce the meat and let the juices escape. For a thicker steak, adjust the cooking time accordingly. It is recommended to use a meat thermometer to ensure the steak is cooked to your desired level of doneness.

Step 6: Resting

Once the steak is cooked, remove it from the grill or pan and let it rest for 5-10 minutes. This allows the juices to redistribute, resulting in a more tender and juicy steak.

Step 7: Serving

Japanese A5 Wagyu beef is best served sliced thinly against the grain. Use a sharp knife to make clean cuts and arrange the slices on a plate. You can also serve it as a whole steak for a more dramatic presentation. Serve immediately with your favorite side dishes.


  1. When cooking the steak, avoid using a fork to puncture it or move it around too much. This can cause the juices to escape, resulting in a drier steak.

  2. It is not necessary to add any oil or butter to the steak while cooking as it is already highly marbled.

  3. For a more intense grilled flavor, you can use a charcoal grill instead of a gas grill.

  4. You can also sous vide the steak before searing it for a more precise and evenly cooked result.

  5. Leftover Japanese A5 Wagyu beef can be enjoyed as a delicious sandwich filler or added to salads for a luxurious twist.

Congratulations, you have now successfully cooked the perfect Japanese A5 Wagyu beef steak! Enjoy the melt-in-your-mouth tenderness and rich flavor of this premium beef with your loved ones. Remember to handle the beef with care and pay attention to the cooking time to achieve the best results. With these tips, you can now impress anyone with your Japanese A5 Wagyu steak cooking skills.

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