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  • Eli
    Eli
    Participant

    Nice work Brendan! You win!

    Isn’t it a great feeling? Whenever I go to that market I feel like I am beating the system.

    Looks like you got an even better deal buying in bulk. I think we might need to organize a meat club.

    #21064
    Brendan
    Brendan
    Moderator

    ‘Meat Club’… I’m in!

    Eli I think I lucked out at the first seller I went to, he was asking just 58 RMB per 500g. Thanks for the tip, I’ll be making that place a regular part of my food shop.

    Jerry this will last around 10-14 days.

    #20914
    Eli
    Eli
    Participant

    So Brendan is estimating, on the conservative side, that he plans to eat about a pound of meat per day… that is an ambitious consumption plan. Let us know how the cooking goes.

    Maybe next time we can buy in bulk and split it up. Charlie has expressed interest in partaking as well. Some of the shops there have quite a variety of cuts in the freezer, so Im interested in trying some different kinds.

    #21066
    Rick in China
    Rick in China
    Participant

    “Meat Club” – I’m down. I’m not just interested in steak, though. Those cuts look great, and I’d be 100% down with making some freezer room to stock up.

    #21067
    Charlie
    Charlie
    Keymaster

    After seeing Brendan and Eli’s photos I had to return to this place! I went to my usual spot, which is called ????. Really nice folks and I was in and out of there within a few minutes with Justin. We dropped about 200yuan and got enough steak to last for at least a week or two.

    Here are some photos I got:

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    #21093
    Eli
    Eli
    Participant

    This thread is turning into beef porn… I love it.

    #21162

    Yan
    Member

    My!You really got good stuff!! I thought no beef steak in Chengdu!!

    #21338
    Vincent
    Vincent
    Participant
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    All this was only 200kuai? If not, how many pieces/gr did u get for that money?

    How would that taste in a crockpot? I’m looking to buy one asap

    #23689
    Zharahk
    Zharahk
    Participant

    I’m going to have to check that place… after I buy one of those little refrigerators for the extra space I’ll need.

    #23709

    Ian
    Participant

    Is 四星食品 still open?

    #27348

    7
    Participant

    Since this thread was bumped I will update to say I have expanded my definition of “steak” & have a new favorite steak in Chengdu. The beef “Ambassador Tacos al Carbon” @ Peter’s are really good. The beef is like little chunks of steak that have been strongly marinated in lime so that it’s really tender and has a nice citrus flavor. At 79RMB it’s cheaper than most steaks in restaurants here and tastes much better IMO.

    #27350
    Chris Ziich
    Chris Ziich
    Moderator

    GROUND BEEF

    where do I find it?

    #42172
    Rick in China
    Rick in China
    Participant

    @chris

    I order my ground beef from waifood.com — I also get the chicken breasts and pork tenderloin. All 3 of these are great from there 😀

    #42176
    WoodWERD
    WoodWERD
    Participant

    Thanks for that Rick!

    #42184
    Rick in China
    Rick in China
    Participant

    Oh, I should mention:

    Buy some ziplock bags or some other method of freezer-friendly packaging. When my meat arrives I immediately separate it out into individual baggies, and for the ground beef I find the pack they sell splits nicely into 4 reasonable sized mini packs.

    #42192

    calgary7596
    Participant

    Our tour has been in China for a week now so our guide thought that we might want something different from Chinese food for a change.  After seeing the Dujiangyan Irrigation System and Park, she took us to Caffoka Steak in Dujiangyan.

    Steak was very tender, a bit spicy, the servers were friendly and attentive, and the place is in a nice trendy shopping mall

    http://www.caffoka.com

    #46810
    Frankie
    Frankie
    Participant

    Hey there i went to this meat market today and the color has changed to red, the shop name and so forth, what i wanted to know was, how much was it per Kg since anyone last bought steaks?

    He charged me 170 per kg. Is this way over??

    Only managed to buy four pieces at 357

    It was 2.1 Kgs. Got the receipt to prove it.

     

    #46987
    Rick in China
    Rick in China
    Participant

    @frankie

    If it’s import beef that’s about right. If it’s local beef that’s high. There are also some brands/country of import which are more expensive, and you need to check the variety (I assume this place also has a variety) before picking the one you want.

    #46988
    Frankie
    Frankie
    Participant

    Hey Rick tx for your reply.

    #47010

    Olsen
    Participant

    If it’s 170/kg then you’d be better off buying it fresh in Metro, and slice yourself, I always found the Chinese steaks too thinly cut… Carrefour has freshly ground, lean beef, at least the one near Jiuyanqiao (Shuangqiaozi). You can also buy it in Metro, the frozen ground beef is cheap, but quite high fat.

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