Succulently marinated pork grilled with an expert touch

Located in the city of Agano, Niigata Prefecture , Sato Shokuniku Co Ldt. prides itself on the preparation of an expertly marinated and grilled pork product known as “Butabara Turusi Yakibuta.” The making of this marvel involves vertically hanging the pork pieces as part of a unique preparation process requiring direct exposure to a flame.

It all begins with carefully selecting of the right cut of meat from the best of producers. The meat is then marinated in a “tare” sauce that consists of soy, ginger, garlic, and other spices. During cooking, the surface of the meat is brushed with that same sumptuous marinade. The end result is an utterly exceptional gustatory experience characterised by the tenderness of the grilled pork and enriched by its depth of flavour. The excess fat dissolves during the cooking process, leaving behind a nearly exquisite balance of textures coupled with a smooth, gourmet mouthfeel enhanced by delicate seasoning. Carefully vacuum-packed and wrapped in a very elegant package, this appetizing grilled pork preparation is convenient and easy-to-use in steamed dishes. The product may even be left in its original packaging sleeve when heated through direct immersion in boiling water or in a microwave.

Notwithstanding the above-listed culinary uses, the Butabara Turusi Yakibuta also makes an excellent addition to delicious grilled dishes. Ideally served as a side to a rice bowl containing pork spiced with sansho pepper, the Butabara Turusi Yakibuta can also be incorporated in a variety of other appetizing preparations. It exudes a characteristic sensation of freshness which essentially results from its remarkably precise manufacturing process. The Monde Selection jury was fully justified in conferring a Grand Gold medal and a choice award to this exquisitely appetising product for the fourth year in a row.

"Each year, one product per category is awarded the Prize of the Jury as a token of excellence in know-how and quality. In order to qualify, the product must be unanimously selected as a “coup de cœur” by the jury members. The winner of the Prize of the Jury is then selected from a group of just 5 nominees, which makes this award an even greater honour for the recipient."

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