Gifts Dad really wants: A Wagyu Culinary Adventure | FAMU Japanese Butcher Toronto Ontario

Father's Day is a special occasion to honor and celebrate the incredible fathers in our lives. What better way to show appreciation than by preparing a meal featuring the world's finest beef: Wagyu. Originating from Japan, Wagyu beef is renowned for its exceptional marbling, tenderness, and rich umami flavor. This Father's Day, FAMU want to take a global culinary tour to explore how different technique to prepare Wagyu beef, creating a unique and memorable feast for dads everywhere.


Traditional Sukiyaki

In Japan, Wagyu is often enjoyed in a traditional dish called Sukiyaki. This hot pot dish features thin slices of Wagyu beef cooked with vegetables, tofu, and noodles in a savory-sweet broth, called warishita, made from soy sauce, sugar, and mirin. The key to perfect Sukiyaki is to cook the beef briefly, ensuring it remains tender and juicy. To celebrate Father's Day with a touch of Japanese tradition, gather around the table with family and cook Sukiyaki together, dipping each slice of Wagyu in beaten raw egg for an extra layer of richness. Try FAMU’s Golden Sukiyaki set with special A5 Japanese wagyu slices, and also Free Range egg.


Pan Cooked Wagyu Steak

Pan-cooking steak is deeply ingrained in French culinary tradition due to its ability to deliver precise, flavorful, and consistently excellent results. Using a cast-iron pan, which distributes heat longer and more evenly, is the safest way to cook expensive Wagyu beef. As the fat melts into the meat, it creates a succulent and flavorful steak. FAMU shares some useful tricks to ensure well-cooked Wagyu. Firstly, let the Wagyu thaw overnight, and then let it rest at room temperature for 30 minutes. Dry excess water with a kitchen towel and grill over medium-high heat for a few minutes on each side, aiming for a medium-rare finish to preserve the tenderness. Season the steak simply with salt and pepper at the end to let the natural flavors shine. Serve with a side of grilled vegetables and a bold red wine for a classic French-style Father's Day feast. An additional smear of foie gras will elevate your steak to the next level. Grab FAMU’s steak set with Prime Ribeyes, US Wagyu Striploin, and FAMU’s Selection A5 Wagyu steak for this special day.


Outside BBQ Grill

America’s favorite way to enjoy summer is to keep the BBQ grill on. However, grilling Wagyu can be somewhat tricky since you do not want all the fat dripping and causing flare-ups. For this reason, A4 Wagyu is the perfect choice with a lesser amount of fat and a beefier structure to withstand grilling. Another great idea is a Wagyu burger. Just be sure to start grilling it while it's still frozen; otherwise, thawed pure Wagyu burgers can be very easy to break. Season the burger with salt and pepper, then cook on a hot grill or skillet until the outside is caramelized and the inside is juicy. Top with cheese, caramelized onions, lettuce, and your favorite condiments. Pair the burger and the steak with crispy fries and a cold beer for a laid-back, American-style Father's Day celebration. FAMU’s offer Wagyu steak and burger set to accompany your outdoor BBQ dream.


Family Table BBQ grill

In South Korea, Wagyu beef can be used to make Bulgogi, a beloved Korean BBQ dish. Thinly slice the Wagyu and marinate it in a mixture of soy sauce, sugar, sesame oil, garlic, and ginger. The marinade infuses the beef with a savory-sweet flavor that is quintessentially Korean. Cook the marinated Wagyu on a hot grill or in a skillet until it is just cooked through, then serve with steamed rice, kimchi, and a variety of banchan (side dishes). This flavorful and interactive meal is perfect for a festive Father's Day dinner. Get FAMU’s family table BBQ set with various cuts such as Japanese wagyu slice, Australian wagyu slice, Japanese wagyu cubes, pork belly slice, and prime shoulder slice, also easily marinates them with FAMU’s Teriyaki sauce.


No matter what style you choose, cooking Wagyu beef is a fantastic way to celebrate Father's Day. From Japanese Sukiyaki to French pan steaks, American burgers, and Korean Bulgogi, there are countless ways to prepare this luxurious beef. By exploring these diverse culinary traditions, you can create a unique and unforgettable meal that honors the special dads in your life. This Father's Day, embark on a global culinary adventure with Wagyu beef and make it a celebration to remem