I’d think you’d have to witness them pulling it out of the freezer or whatever and witness the chopping yourself. Hard to tell by looking at it. Or smell it first.
In Korea, the pubs serve turkey leg and it’s the same color as ham and tastes like it, too. They even serve it with mustard to dip. Same goddamn thing as ham, as far as I’m concerned. It’s pretty tasty. My boss gave me a hard time when I first got here telling me it was dog. My only “beef” is that they cut it up too small. Christ, you could bring in a loaf of bread and make yourself a sandwich. That goes for a lot of Korean food though.
How are you stacked up for steak in Taiwan? I never bought it there at the supermaket. Only chopped beef for stir fries. I get them to cut me a thick rib eye steak here. Korean beef is pretty good and a bit on the expensive side.
Eating steak in a restaurant is a no-go for me. Better at home. The steaks they have on display are ridiculously thin. A couple of the butchers there (except one that keeps bugging me to be his friend) always point to the display ones. Pisses me off. “Hello? New concept? A thick steak I can cut into and enjoy. Knock, knock. Anyone home?” Trying to tell me that one thing is more delicious than the other.
They cost me about 1000 NT. About 2 inches thick and hovering around or damn close to the 2 pound mark.