Did you know that there are reportedly 2,500 oyster farms in Northern America alone, with this number expected to likely increase in coming years? It’s no secret that oysters are a much-loved seafood across the globe, but many people often shy away from this delicious delicacy.
Suppose you have never eaten raw oysters before; you might want to try eating them before you decide if they are a meal you won’t enjoy. Raw oysters have a unique taste and texture that might be off-putting at first, but after your first few, you will likely find you enjoy the flavor. Since there is no pre-determined “right way” to eat this gourmet seafood, it can be incredibly difficult to take the leap and try it.
Fortunately, you needn’t be too worried as after reading our article, you’re going to know how to try raw oysters the next time you visit an exclusive oyster bar like Salt & Barrel. Trust us; once you have tried raw oysters, you’re likely to wish you had tried them sooner.
When ordering raw oysters for the first time, you need to familiarize yourself with a few oyster terms about the types of oysters available. Often most restaurants that serve raw oysters will stipulate on their menu or via their waiters what types of oysters they have so that you know what you’re eating.
Contrary to what you and many others might believe, there are actually many different types of oysters sourced from many different regions in the US and countries. That’s why restaurants stipulate the types they have on hand. Some oyster types are firm while others are soft, then there are saltier oysters and some that are bigger than others.
Often for first-time raw oyster eaters, a milder oyster is recommended, so be sure to ask your waiter. Have a look below to learn the raw oyster terms that describe the type of oysters the restaurant offers diners. Additionally, when you are served your raw oysters, they will likely come in a half dozen or full dozen.
Now that you know the various raw oyster terms, it’s time to learn how to try raw oysters for the first time.
Now you know how to eat raw oysters for the first time. After your first taste test, you can determine if this meal is something you enjoy or if you never want to see, smell, or taste this controversial dish again.
If you’re ready to try your first raw oysters, you can visit us at Salt & Barrel for a unique experience. We have tasty raw oysters you’re sure to find delightful. You can visit us at 61 West Main Street Bay Shore New York or call us at (631) 647-8818 to make a booking. We’re eagerly awaiting your visit.