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best oysters in the world

Updated: Jun 11, 2023

There are many different types of oysters that are considered to be the best in the world, depending on personal preference and where they are grown. Some of the most highly-regarded oysters include:

  • Pacific oysters (Crassostrea gigas): These oysters are known for their large size and mild, sweet flavor. They are often considered to be the best oysters for beginners, as they have a less intense taste than some other types of oysters.

  • European flat oysters (Ostrea edulis): These oysters have a distinctive, briny flavor that many oyster connoisseurs consider to be the epitome of what an oyster should taste like. They are a smaller size than Pacific oysters and have a flatter shape.

  • Kumamoto oysters (Crassostrea sikamea): These oysters are considered by many to be the best oysters for raw consumption because of their deep cups, firm texture and complex buttery and nutty taste. They are small and have a unique, deep cup shape.

  • Belon oysters (Ostrea edulis) also called European oyster, are considered to be one of the best and most distinctive-tasting oysters in the world. They are slightly more briny than a European flat oyster, but have a nutty, almost metallic flavor that sets them apart.

  • Blue Point oysters (Crassostrea virginica): These oysters are grown in the Long Island Sound, New York and are known for their plump, firm texture and slightly sweet, briny flavor.

Ultimately, the best oyster is the one that you personally enjoy the most. we prefer the Big Bellyman

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