Oh that rich mouthfeel, juicy, aromatic and flavorful beef that makes me drool every time I hear, smell or see it, YES, I am talking about STEAK — a big, beautiful slab of beef.
Cut into a perfect portion, seasoned, and seared on a pan is one of the most delicious things I have ever eaten, anywhere. Of all the meats that there is, the steak tenderness has a charm far beyond the average piece of meat, which makes it so hard not to love. I think everybody will agree – or at least, everybody who is a carnivore, that is.
Fair warning to those who were or currently are craving meat while reading this: it may look easy to cook one, but personally, mastering the art of the perfect type steak is really challenging. Whether it is well-done, medium-well, medium or even the famous medium-rare. It is true that you will need just a few ingredients, a pan and the right kind of steak. But perfecting it requires very careful and precise cooking method depending on its thickness. Any more than the recommended minutes and you’ll be left with a tough piece of meat. Geez, tough one right? Either that or I am just a terrible cook.
As mentioned there are many kinds of steak cuts: Porterhouse, tenderloin, rib eye, Filet Mignon, T-bone steak – each with different cooking method. Well, I should know, I think I have eaten a fair amount of steak in my life, fair enough to say that one country will always be a standout when it comes to serving the best steak and that for me is Australia.
Let me convince you why I think the world’s best steak comes from Australia. On my first travel to Australia, my best tour handler, Profil Holidays, not only took me out to see their dense wildlife, but also to have a taste of that wild life. Literally not figuratively, but don’t overreact, I am talking about the ‘Aussie Beef’, not meat of Kangaroo or Koala ! To be honest, I couldn’t even hurt those adorable creatures intentionally, much less eat them.
The pop of bloody, beefy steak juice always leaves me in extreme astonishment. And get this – no matter where I devour the delicious steak, it does not matter because the outcome of it will leave me wanting more. Another aspect that does not matter to me is the way it is cooked; whether it is pan-seared, oven-baked or grilled traditionally, the beef they serve remains standard.
I am not joking when I tell you that all the local restaurants I’ve dined in that served me steak has the same meat texture. It was smooth, meltingly soft, a little bit smoky and 100 percent pure steak taste. In fact, it is filled with delicious meat flavour and juice that despite an array of sauces placed over the meat would make it delicious – to be honest, I would highly recommend you to have it purely as a steak without any dressing. It is hard to forget every bite of deliciousness that filled my taste palette every time that I would take a bite.
If you are still not convinced, here are 3 more proven reasons why the quality of Australian meat is incomparable to any other country in the world:
1. Australian beef undergoes a standard quality
Australia produces some of the highest quality beef in the world. Big thanks to the Meat & Livestock Australia’s Meat Standards Australia (MSA) program that is designed to improve the supply of consistently high quality meat to the beef consumer.
They aim to make consumers feel confident that they can enjoy Australian red meat in a healthy and sustainable diet.
The MSA system grades each muscle (cut) on eating quality, with regards to tenderness, juiciness, flavour and overall liking. This rating system ensures excellent quality of beef is maintained from field to plate.
2. Australian beef is packed full of nutrition
Australia is known to have a lot of grazing pastures thus almost all their cattle are grass fed. Here’s something you probably didn’t know, Grass-fed Australian beef has a complex flavor due to a varied pastoral diet. That is why many critiques prefer the taste of grass-fed beef as it tends to be more flavoursome and has a classic “meaty” profile. Grass-fed beef is also more nutritious than grain-fed beef as it has higher levels of fatty acids.
3. Australian beef were treated with tender, loving care
For Australian farmers, animal welfare is their number one priority. Most of these farms are family owned and the animals are raised with tender, loving care. Animal welfare is a way of life in Australia and regulated by laws enforced by Government
And when it comes to the natural environment, very few countries in the world are as fortunate as Australia with animals having abundant access to clean water, food and fresh air. They also have designated industries that develops set of welfare standards to ensure Australian cattle are treated as ethically and humanely as possible as they’re raised for the beef market.
To conclude, the entire outcome made the most delicious beef you’ll find in the world. As a true meat lover, just take my word for it & hopefully when COVID is over, you can go to Australia to taste and see what I’m talking about.