Australia’s finest halal beef and lamb are the result of lush green pastures, fresh air, sunshine and clean water. Aussie beef is always the superior choice, with its range of textures, tenderness, flavour profiles and eating quality. Its huge range includes high-quality grassfed, grainfed, organic and breed-specific beef products such as Wagyu, Hereford and Angus. Aussie lamb is top-grade, delicious and a healthy protein source too.
Halal Aussie beef and lamb are so fresh, flavourful and versatile that they fit right into Japanese sushi making. After all good sushi does not always have to be with seafood. Sushi made with Aussie Wagyu, Hereford and Angus beef, for instance, would push it up several notches in taste and texture. Little wonder that sushi with these breed-specific beef is becoming a trend.
Lamb in Sushi is really unheard of and actually lends another exciting flavour dimension to sushi and onigiri. Aussie lamb is a healthy protein choice.
Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) in collaboration with Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur held a Masterclass on Sushi Making with Aussie Beef and Lamb on Thursday 24 August.
The event is also in conjunction with the hotel’s #DinewithChef Series featuring Chef Cash Fong -- A Japanese and Australian Epicurean Affair -- from 24 August to 3 September.
Chef Cash Fong who is the Executive Japanese Chef from the Tung Lok group of restaurants in Singapore, conducted this exclusive masterclass at THIRTY8 Restaurant, Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur. Chef Fong showed delicious ways of making sushi and onigiri using Aussie beef and lamb.
The media was also invited to a tasting of Japanese dishes in the #DinewithChef Series. Among which were Australian Wagyu Tasting Platter, Australian Wagyu Tataki, Kohitsuji Miso Steak (Australian lamb) and Australian Wasabi Steak.
Aussie Grassfed beef is said to have a robust, earthy flavour and excellent texture. As a natural wholesome food, grassfed beef is seen as a vital component to a healthy diet, being naturally low in fat and cholesterol. It contains 12 essential nutrients required for good health, including Iron, Zinc, Omega-3 and B vitamins.
Grainfed Aussie beef including Aussie Wagyu beef comes from cattle that have been fed a nutritionally balanced, high energy finished rations for a specific period. This results in enhanced marbling, with improved tenderness, juiciness and flavour.
Aussie lamb, raised predominantly on pastures, produces nutritious lean meat which contains the same 12 essential nutrients as Aussie beef.
Chef Cash is the executive Japanese chef in the Tung Lok Group of Restaurants, Singapore. He takes charge of Tung Lok’s Ushio Sumiyaki Restaurant, a modern Japanese Charcoal Grill Bar and Douraku Sushi @ Park Regis.
He is an award-winning chef, specialising not only in Japanese cuisine but also Chinese and western cuisines too. Chef Cash holds a Singapore ITE Sushi Certification.
The awards he has won include Taste of Japan Bronze Medal in 2017 and Singapore Masterchef Award 2019.
He is also an event chef, but he shows his exclusivity and creativity in private dining too. He has been involved in coaching and training for F&B outlets, conducting cooking demos and culinary courses and providing mentoring and coaching for international culinary competitions.
About Meat & Livestock Australia
A producer-owned company, Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) delivers world-class marketing, research and development services for Australian beef, lamb and goat producers, while supporting exporters to get their product into the market.
Australia currently exports red meat and livestock to more than 100 countries, exports representing over 70% of the industry’s production. Representing Australia’s high quality and sustainably produced red meat, MLA also designs and delivers marketing programs tailored to each market with the overall objectives of increasing market access, market share and sales of beef, lamb and goat meat.