Oysters, Kumamoto

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Species Name:
Crassostrea sikamea
Sustainability Rating:

GreenGreen – Best choice

What:

A unique oyster originally from Japan.

When:
Available year-round
Where/How:

Where – Humboldt Bay, CA and also Baja, CA

How – Farm-raised

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Characteristics

CharacteristicsThis small, deeply cupped oyster is named for its bay where they originated on the Japanese island of Kyushu, although ours are currently grown in here in the southern West Coast. Although they are quite small, their salty, sweet flavor makes up for what they lack in size. Their size and great flavor make them a favorite for beginning oyster eaters.

For Your Menu

MenuThese tiny, tasty oysters need little help to impress your customers – maybe just an inventive Asian themed mignonette or a refreshing ponzu sauce…

For Your Waitstaff

Wait StaffThese tiny and tasty oysters are perfect for the first time oyster-eater…


For Your Retail Display

Retail If you have customers that have never taken oysters home to shuck, Kumamotos are a small way to get started!  Don’t forget to recommend they also pick up some cocktail sauce or fresh lemons.