Monday, September 18, 2006

Not as goo as Blitish beef

Hundreds of people lined up at a central Tokyo restaurant on Monday to savour a dish not tasted for more than two years -- "beef bowl" made with U.S. meat.

Some Japanese had even camped out overnight outside a popular branch of fast-food chain Yoshinoya, which resumed sales of its famed specialty following the July lifting of a government ban on imports of U.S. beef.

The ban was imposed in December 2003 after the discovery of the first U.S. case of mad cow disease, forcing Yoshinoya to drop its flagship dish of braised beef and onions marinated in soy sauce and laid on top of rice.

Hardcore fans had shunned the "beef bowl" when it was made with Australian beef because the meat was too lean.


yellowdog granny said...

ahhh what's a little mad cow among friends....

dom said...

I've been eating it all my life and it never affected me moooooooo