ORIGIN: Deep Bay, Vancouver Island BC
SIZE: Cocktail to Extra Small
FLAVOUR PROFILE: Clean, mildly sweet, delicate, meaty.
NOTES: The Kusshi, is Japanese for “precious,” and these oysters are just that with their small, gemlike shells. Their smooth shell is due to specialized and proprietary practices, passed down through the generations from father to son.
Grown in Deep Bay, BC, they are farmed by the tray suspension method coupled with a unique tumbling process. Suspended in mesh trays in deep water their entire lives, they are protected from predators, mud, sand and silt. This process fosters beautiful shells with deep cups, which can typically be an oyster shucker’s nightmare because their shells are brittle since they never had to fight for survival. The extra step of tumbling helps strengthen their shells, making Kusshi Oysters easier to shuck.
The Kusshi’s exquisite flavour starts salty, transitions to sweet, and finishes with a delightfully mild fruity taste.
Kusshi Oysters are farmed by Stellar Bay Shellfish. Read more about Kusshi Oysters at their website.