The coulotte steak is not a familiar cut to most Americans, but is worth discovering. Also known as a round sirloin tip steak or sirloin cap steak, it is cut from the top portion or “cap” of the sirloin. The most marbled part of the sirloin with a coarse structure, wagyu beef coulotte is surprisingly tender and flavorful. These steaks are great grilled or roasted.
Wagyu beef (aka Australian kobe beef, kobe-style beef) is from a breed of cattle specially raised to increase its percentage of fat marbling to consistently high levels. More marbling leads to more flavor, tenderness, and moisture as the fat melts during the cooking process. Thus, wagyu beef sirloin cap steaks are both more flavorful and more tender than those cut from conventional beef.