Ground Beef

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    Ground Beef

    is there anywhere to get normal priced ground beef?

    i dont like park and shop beef, as many times it tastes funny..or has hard wierd pieces in it.

    i tried city super...but the cheapest ground beef i could find was like HKD 500 for 2 pounds of beef. are you kidding me???? i used to pay 3 bucks a pound back in the states...it cant be that much more expensive here...can it???


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    My local Wellcome (Robinson Road) has Australian ground beef which I have always found to be fine. I can't remember the price off the top of my head. It was certainly a lot more than HK$25/lb though, perhaps around HK$100/lb. Any meat imported from anywhere other than Guangdong is going to be expensive given the costs of air freight.


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    Agree with PDLM's remark about the expense of imported beef, which will increase with the ever-rising cost of cattle feed and aviation fuel.

    The alternative is to buy cheaper cuts of beef and mince it yourself; then, at least, you can be sure of what's in it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BenderLives:
    is there anywhere to get normal priced ground beef?

    i dont like park and shop beef, as many times it tastes funny..or has hard wierd pieces in it.

    i tried city super...but the cheapest ground beef i could find was like HKD 500 for 2 pounds of beef. are you kidding me???? i used to pay 3 bucks a pound back in the states...it cant be that much more expensive here...can it???
    Have you seen any beef cows anywhere in Asia?
    And, given the corn/ethanol fiascoin the US, I bet ground beef prices are up there, too.
    Our International PnS now has Aussie ground beef and it has always carried Brazilian beef.

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    i see lots of yak...and yak meat is pretty much the same thing...ill take that if you can recommend a good place for that

    i ended up mincing my own beef by hand...


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    I think you mean water buffaloes, not yaks. You can certainly get carabao (a breed of buffalo) meat in The Philippines, but I've never really looked for it in HK...


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    well...they told me it was a yak when i was in china...and it looked hairy like a yak :P

    i guess ill stick to mincing my own beef...anyone know of how expensive an auto-meat grinder would be and where to get it?