StudentFlyer From Australia, joined Sep 2004, 688 posts, RR: 3 Reply 2, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2059 times:
Hmm.. As far as I know from what I've tasted before (US Beef outside Australia - coz there are none here as Bill142 said).. There's a difference in the structure of the meat, the US being a little bit finer and softer.. personal preference though I would say!
Soyuzavia From Australia, joined Jun 2005, 594 posts, RR: 0 Reply 12, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1912 times:
Aussie beef is grass-fed. American beef is grain-fed (corn mainly)
Aussie beef is leaner. American beef is fattier.
There is a difference in taste, and many people prefer the fattier taste of American beef - even though it is less healthy, and potentially dangerous to ones health what with all the GM going on in the US agricultural industry.
South American beef (in particular Argentinian) may be as good as any other, however, standards in the industry in Argentina are not as high as they are in Aussie and NZ.
Zoomie From Monaco, joined Apr 2006, 13 posts, RR: 0 Reply 15, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1886 times:
I have had both Australian and North American (there is no distinction made at my market) beef. I like Australian beef in chili and meat loaf for it's gamier leaner taste. For steaks it's hands down North American beef every time.
I also had beef from Argentina once. Again with steaks (filet mignon) I found that it was more like the Aussie beef than NA beef.
Obviously everyone has their own preference.
Quoting Soyuzavia (Reply 12): even though it is less healthy, and potentially dangerous to ones health what with all the GM going on in the US agricultural industry.
Soylentgreen From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 243 posts, RR: 2 Reply 16, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1884 times:
American lamb is far less gamey than Australian, and lighter in color too. It used to be that Australian lamb was hard to find, now the reverse is true. American lamb is hardly sold in major supermarkets, nad when it is, it is very, very expensive. I asked my local supermarket, which carries Australian, and the manager said that Americans won't pay the cost of American lamb.