SakaMai is a Japanese Izakaya restaurant on the Lower East Side of Manhattan that serves up, amongst other things, a delicious wagyu katsu sando that costs $85. In this video from our friends at First We Feast, learn how it's made and why you should spend this much on a sandwich in the first place.
After turning heads in Tokyo and flooding Instagram feeds in the U.S., Japan's legendary wagyu katsu sando has finally landed in the states. Sold at SakaMai in NYC for a whopping $85 a pop, the ultra-luxe steak sandwich is a flashy dish that seeks to transcend the usual trappings of Internet-famous foodstuffs. Made with A5 Miyazaki wagyu—some of the finest beef produced in Japan—the dish takes a beautifully marbled piece of meat and cranks the decadence up to 11, deep frying the fillet in panko breadcrumbs before slathering it in a Worcestershire-like sauce. Merging steakhouse extravagance with deli-counter convenience, the sizzling beef is served between two delicate slices of Japanese milk bread. Whether you're a Japanese beef aficionado or just thumbing through your IG, the wagyu katsu sando is a bucket-list item for steak lovers everywhere.
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