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inahalfshellblog

@inahalfshellblog

Some tips about enjoying raw oysters around the world: 1. In France, get your cocktail fork or pocket oyster knife ready. You may need to sever the bottom adductor muscle on your own... they keep it intact for authenticity & "freshness." I've experienced this in Brussels as well. 2. In Australia, it's going to be pretty hard to find shuck-to-order oysters. Most oysters are sold pre-shucked in the AM. Best to order unopened oysters and shuck them yourself. Try the Sydney Rock oyster. 3. In China, make sure you only consume raw oysters from well-respected places. Do your due diligence. All premium oysters are imported from France, Ireland, US, which increases the cost. Expect to pay $6 USD minimum per piece. 4. In Brazil, citrus of choice is lime, not lemon. A squeeze on local oysters is actually quite good! Raw bar culture isn't a big thing here, but you may find some gems around the coastline. 5. In Japan, try A L L of the oyster preparations... grilled, roasted, smoked, hot pot, fried, and of course, raw. Of all my travels, I believe that the Japanese have truly embraced and mastered the ingredient. What other oyster travel tips do you have? Photo was taken in Bangkok at The Dock seafood stall in the Siam Paragon shopping plaza. I love their cute and descriptive #DocktoDish placemat. #bivalvecurious #oystersomm #oysterlove #oysters #bangkok #international #worldoystertour #oyster #rawbar #foodietips #traveltips #thailand
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sallajames

sallajames

I see i need to take you to more Aussie oyster bars! Cummon down!

sbsiegel2

sbsiegel2

Bluff Oysters, from New Zealand. Available for only 2 weeks in May, shucked on the boat, and helicoptered back to shore. Harvest limited to 2 dozen per population on NZ.

sustainablewinetours

sustainablewinetours

Wow! Looks amazing! ❤️

expatedna

expatedna

In France (or at least Paris) get oysters from the marché — they’re fresh, cheap, the lads will sever the muscle and then pour white wine in the shell for you to drink after! (This was my Sunday go to breakfast for years 🙈)

jesse.mosier

jesse.mosier

In Brazil, especially São Paulo, find any restaurant serving then oysters and scallops from @guaravermelhofrutosdomar - in many of the high end spots. Really good local variety oysters.

stone.stable

stone.stable

#crazyrichasians Sorry 🤣 costy Oysters thx to everything “Made in Asia”

thedannotkin

thedannotkin

Except! In japan they wash all their oyster meats before serving-

dianastrekalovskaya

dianastrekalovskaya

In Russia we used to have oysters imported from France as long as I can remember, but recently due to sanctions on imported products they have disappeared from restaurants around the city and now they sell local oysters grown in Russia (in Kamchatka and Black Sea) Haven’t been home for a while, but looking forward to trying it 💙

lvedenver

lvedenver

❤️love these tips!

emilytheoystergirl

emilytheoystergirl

Great tips! 🤓 Those placemats are just too cute!

thedockseafood

thedockseafood

Thanks for enjoying our oysters, our discovery platter of 12 kinds of oyster from around the world will be on a look out for your next visit ❤️ Happy Slurping !🙏

lady_oyster

lady_oyster

Tip I found from oyster touring the US Gulf Coast: always ask where the oysters are “grown,” and not where they are “from.” Since so many come through Apalachicola for shipping and processing, most restaurants will say they are “from” there. Oyster lovers have to pry more to get the right answer... annoying but we need to hold restaurants accountable for putting the right info on the menu.