Foodies get the opportunity of sampling the “caviar of meat” in Edinburgh

Beef Wagyu

Foodies get the opportunity of eating wagyu beef, a Japanese meat nicknamed “caviar of meat” at Maki & Ramen in South Bridge this evening.

A tasting organised from 6pm to 9pm will feature wagyu beef, popular around the world because of its superior eating quality compared with other breeds of cattle.

It is also known as one of the most expensive meats in the world, hence Maki and Ramen’s ticket price of £43.71 for the tasting.

The tasting is an opportunity to discover traditional Japanese food and its best pieces.

Chef Kevin Wise, working in Scotland and experimented in Japanese food, said: “It is certainly considered to be one of the best in the world, and naturally one of the most expensive. The beef is difficult to cook, especially when you are dealing with meat that is so tender and specific.

“The way they achieve this is by feeding the animal with pure grass and additional vitamins, as well as providing daily massages to the animals. The goal of this is that once the meat is cooked it doesn’t dry out.”

An example of gyudon by 乾隆帝
Some mochis by Vcarceler

The tasting consists of a  five-course meal with the salmon and hamachi sashimi, the wagyu beef nigiri with black truffle, gyudon with pickles and mochi ice cream.

Sake with Kanji text


The meal can be enjoyed with typical Japanese drinks such as Kyu gin, Tokyo Z1 sake and Kome Biru.



The tasting will takes place at Maki & Ramen, 29-30 South Bridge in Edinburgh EH1 1LL.

You can buy your ticket and find more information here.