On the plus side, you do get a gargantuan glut of beef, 4.5 kilograms (9.9 pounds) of it, to be exact, so this is clearly designed for sharing. The gigantic 60-centimeter (23.6-inch) box is also made out of actual wood instead of plastic, so it might be reusable, provided you don’t mind the fact that plenty of beef juices have probably soaked into the wood (and I’m guessing you don’t, if you’re the kind of person willing to drop nearly ¥300,000 on a single shipment of beef).
The regional theme continues with the seasonings, which include a dipping sauce flavored with Tottori-grown pears and wasabi raised in the prefecture.
As for the exact cuts of beef, they roughly correspond to their respective locations on the cow silhouette made by the bento compartments. So in addition to prime rib, tenderloin, sirloin tip, brisket, and the chuck tender, you’ll also get a few cuts that probably seem pretty exotic to Western palates, such as the tongue and temple.
Still, at this price you’ll probably want to at least try a bite of everything. The Tottori Wagyu Complete Cow bento can be purchased online here from bento delivery service Gochikuru, with orders being accepted between now and March 31, 2018. Fulfilling orders takes two weeks, but that should give your beef-craving friends plenty of time to complete their Battle Royal competition to decide who gets to eat with you.
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