It’s about time I finally gave a shout-out to everyone’s favorite American butcher living in Nagoya. I’m of course talking about The Meat Guy. Whether you’re looking to buy Australian steaks, mutton, real bacon, Polish sausages, American BBQ sauce, unique meats such as ostrich or crocodile, or even your very own American-style outdoor cooking grill, The Meat Guy is the place to go. He ships all over Japan, and it’s high quality meat that is welcome change to Japan’s delicious but nonetheless lacking in variety meat markets. The Curzon estate has been very happy with the bacon, sausages, steaks, chops, and spices bought at TMG.
You can meet the Meat Guy here. I’ve only heard his biography as rumor from fellow fans of his service, and from what I generally understand, his family farm in Nebraska produces Wagyu for American markets. He married a Japanese woman, moved to Japan, and set up this operation more than ten years ago. Now, thanks to the power of the Internet, he ships his goods all over Japan.
My favorite item currently on the shipping menu:
A little bit wild – crocodile tebasaki. This are shanks with the claw still attached (and skin-on just the claw part). Throwing these on your grill will make yours the coolest barbecue instantly, they are also great fun breaded and deep fried ala crocodile wings! You get two claws, one small size, one large (front and back if you really want to know) and the total weight is about 600 grams. Frozen
15 thoughts on “The Meat Guy”
Crocodile, but no chouriço or linguiça? That is a crying shame for a meat e-tailer.
I’ll stick with Furtado’s!
Jesus H. Christ on a stick living in Japan is ridiculously expensive. One thing I love about America is the ridiculously low cost of food, especially meat. The local farmer’s market in my neighborhood has hormone free, all natural, etc. boneless ribeye steaks for $5.99 per pound. Occasionally they sell big chunks of beef at 59 cents a pound. Granted, not the finest cut of meat you can buy, but for roasts, it’s perfect.
Jesus H. Christ on a stick living in Japan is ridiculously expensive. One thing I love about America is the ridiculously low cost of food, especially meat.
You do realize that Japan has to import just about everything it eats, right? If America had to do the same, things would be expensive there, too.
Little arable land + water everywhere = fish-based diet, naturally.
I think one of the major reasons that Americans get so FAT is because they eat lots of meat but very little fish (other than the frozen deep-fried variety). I love my steak as much as anyone else, but if you’re eating half a pound of it every day (as many ‘merkins do) your colon is not going to thank you in ten years’ time.
“I think one of the major reasons that Americans get so FAT is because they eat lots of meat”
It ain’t the meat but the sugar and fat: fried sugar is just about the worst food possible. A meat-heavy diet is way better than stuffing yourself full of pies and fries, Coke, shakes, cheese, ice cream, doughnuts, etc.
This is why Americans are so fat.
Jing, it’s just where your money goes. Yes, the food budget for a household in Japan is double that of the US household; the healthcare budget for a household in the US is double that of a Japanese household. (And the high intake of red meat and processed sugars has a lot to do with that as well.)
As for me, one thing I love about America is the people who make it great:
Nice site Curzon. Americans – gotta love ’em. From a suitable distance….
This is marvellous:
I saw a white guy wearing this as a t-shirt at Tokyo Disneyland this year. Still, gotta be impressed with anyone who has the balls to wear this….
No, this is why they’re fat.
We used the Meat Guy for our recent barbecue:
Excellent steaks and ribs — for 17 people! — shipped to our door. Gotta love it.
OK, enough bad talk about Americans !!! I’m American and get tired of hearing everyone’s theories about why we are this or that.
As far as I know all the writers here are American, and many if not most of the commentors. Did you come here just to say “stop the bad talk”?
We’re all American. Joe and I hold additional passports.
I wish I could qualify for an extra
I have three but they are all the same country….
I wonder if Lord Curzon has a British passport…or is it Indian?
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