The highest grade - USDA Prime
The Prime Grade is the highest grade of American beef, only about 2-3% of the beef cattle can be classified as the prime grade.
The word "PRIME" is a quality grade assigned by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to describe the highest quality beef, in terms of tenderness, juiciness, and flavor.
US Beef Prime Top Blade Hot Pot Sliced ~200g
Top blade (or simply blade) steak is a small shoulder cut, means from a muscle in the beef chuck primal cut, specifically the top blade (or infraspinatus) muscle.
While it is pretty tender and richly beefy flavored, is an all-purpose steak.
Since it has a line of connective tissue down the middle, creating a tough steak best suited to a slow cooking or braising method to yield a tender result.
The USDA beef grade
"Prime" beef is produced from young, well-fed beef cattle. It has abundant marbling (the amount of fat interspersed with lean meat), and is generally sold in restaurants and hotels.
"Choice" beef is high quality, but has less marbling than "Prime". "Select" beef is very uniform in quality and normally leaner than the higher grades.
*Origin: United States
*This is a frozen food item. Image for reference only.