Wagyu is coming to Trinidad!

We get a lot of request for a Wagyu Beef. We recently found a reliable supplier, so it’s on it’s way!

WAGYU is a Japanese beef cattle breed – derive from native Asian cattle. ‘WAGYU’ refers to all Japanese beef cattle, where ‘Wa’ means Japanese and ‘gyu’ means cow.


Wagyu were originally draft animals used in agriculture, and were selected for their physical endurance. This selection favored animals with more intra-muscular fat cells – ‘marbling’ – which provided a readily available energy source. Wagyu is a horned breed and the cattle are either black or red in color.

The Wagyu Beef we import into Trinidad is Akaushi. Akaushi (Japenese for “red cow”) is a Japenese Wagyu breed of cattle. The beef produced by Akaushi cattle is richly marbled with fat and produces a very tender, flavorful, and expensive variety of steak which is used in Kobe restaurants.


Beef originally carrying the title of Kobe were simply cattle from herds in the Kobe area of Japan, and could be any of four breeds of Wagyu cattle: the Akaushi (Japanese Red), the Kuroushi (Japanese Black), the Japanese Polled and the Japanese Shothorn.

Currently, the largest purebred group of Wagyū outside Japan is a herd of Akaushi cattle located in Texas. In the 1990s a shipment of cattle was brought to the US to establish the program. Previously, the only way to purchase Wagyu was from farmers in Japan. The first group was raised from a Japanese imported herd of 11 which was guarded by off-duty  Texas Rangers to protect from interbreeding for over 12 years until the herd grew to over 5,000 cattle. No unauthorized brushin’!

The meat contains high concentrations of oleic acid, a heart-healthy fatty acid. Akaushi beef has a high ratio of monounsaturated to saturated fats.

Blooms is hoping to expand our range of Wagyu products. If you have suggestions on cuts you would like to see, please email us at: sales@bloomsimports.com

Pre-Order Your Cast Iron Now

Select Your Lodge CastIron Skillet. Pre-order Now Open

​Blooms will be bringing back the Lodge line of cast-iron cookware for this holiday season. Lodge produces an amazing line of heavy-duty cast-iron products that last a lifetime.

Instead of bringing in these items and hoping we pick the ones you will want (we underestimated demand last year) we are offering customers a pre-order special. This allows you to select your product and guarantee we will have it for you when the shipment come in. Once they arrive, we will call you to let you know it’ ready.

These make great gifts for the holidays and they will be in Trinidad well before Christmas. They are also must haves if you don’t have one already. Castiron pans can get extremely hot and make incredible pan-seared steaks and burgers.

Click this link to view the pre-order sheet: Blooms – Lodge Pre-order Sheet – 2014