Our Kumamoto oysters, or "Kumies," as they are lovingly called, are creamy and mild, with a deliciously sweet, almost melon flavor, and fresh fruity aroma. Taking 3-4 years to grow before they are harvested, Kumamoto oysters are worth the wait! Easily a favorite of beginner and oyster lovers alike, this is a must-have at your next dinner party. The beautiful, fluted shells of the Kumamoto make for an impressive display and will be the ultimate crowd pleaser.
- Kumamoto oysters are originally from Kumamoto Bay in Japan, which is how they got their name, and were introduced in the US in 1945.
- Our Kumamoto oysters are harvested from the cold fresh waters of the Puget Sound in Washington.
- These delicious Kumamoto oysters are delivered live, you can't get any fresher than that.
- These are a West Coast oyster. While it depends on the variety, West Coast oysters are typically a bit smaller, with a deeper cup compared to East Coast oysters. They have a slightly sweeter taste, with a subtle mineral flavor, as compared to a more briny, savory flavor of East Coast oysters. The best way to find your favorite is to try a few of each.
- The natural juice inside raw oysters is called liquor.
Source: US Food & Drug Administration
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