Kitayama Meatshop is our favorite butcher and source for quality local wagyu. We seem to visit the place almost every other week to keep our freezers well stocked. This is the retail store of Kitayama Wagyu, local wagyu cattle raised at Mt. Kitanglad in Bukidnon. I’ve encountered Kitayama wagyu in many different places but the very first time was at a Pinoy Eats World dinner. They been supplying many different food outlets, some indicate it on the menu like Nomama and some others don’t. Kitayama guarantees that their wagyu beef is hormone and enhancer free, raised for 600 days with absolutely no shortcuts.
It’s very easy to spot the shop, since its located beside a big Motolite and conveniently across Makati Cinema Square (MCS). There are a number of parking spaces in front so its easy to just park, buy and go.
Once you enter through wooden sliding doors and pass through a strong air curtain, you’ll feel the cool air and be tantalized by numerous cuts of wagyu beef.
There’s a refrigerated display that houses the better cuts of meat as well as a large elevated table in the center. They have future plans to do food and wine tasting right on the premises.
They’ve also got prepacked stuff like tapa and sausages in these two upright freezers. Their Kitayama Wagyu burgers (P620/kilo) are also placed in these freezers.
Look at the wonderful marbling from their beef. The cuts we normally buy are the Tri-tip and Short ribs.
They do their cutting right on the premises, so if you want a certain thickness, you can just have them do it.
Maybe you want to give some premium meat as gifts, they got you covered with their insulated bags. You can even add some sake and beer to your purchase.
Irene panfried this 1/2 inch Kitayama Wagyu Grade 4 tri-tip (P620/kilo) with just salt and pepper and pairs it with mashed potatoes for a lovely dinner combo.
Kitayama Meatshop sells super reasonable local wagyu beef in multiple cuts that will fit any recipe you can think of. The usual ribeye, tenderloin and striploin are present but sometimes its nice to try new cuts like the Grade 7 chuck roll I bought a couple of weeks ago. The best thing is I am buying local, something we should strive to do especially with high quality products. I can’t wait for them to open in the Ortigas area, they are already looking for a location, so it will be so much closer.