I tried raw oysters last year during a Christmas party while I was deployed. Somebody received them in a care package and shared them with the rest of us. It has that crablike aftertaste, but it’s very squishy. You have to eat them with crackers! This may be the last time I eat oysters for a while! LOL5 years ago
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I had a raw oyster for the first time 2 weeks ago. Our friends own a bar and let me try on. I loved it! The next week I had 6 for dinner. I eat them different every time, one on a cracker, on with horseradish, ect. Everybody loves beer with them but a good Bloody Mary with olives is great too! 6 years ago
I did it with my best friend at a really great seafood restaurant. She showed me how to slurp the oyster out of the shell. I can’t explain why, because it looks disgusting, it’s slimy and cold, and my sister who works in a biology lab is always talking about their gonads… but it was GOOD! I only ordered one because it was quite expensive and I already had an appetizer and entree. I want to eat an entire dozen, but I’ve since moved away from my seaside city, and I’m terrified of the seafood in any landlocked area.
I took my boyfriend out for Japanese food here in Alberta… I was a bit terrified (especially since this would be the first time he’d ever had sushi) but it turned out to be fine! And there were raw oysters on the menu… drool! I ordered 6 and even my boyfriend tried them. He loved them too! OMG, I can almost still taste them. I want more. They were delicious. I could go on and on about them!!! I’m definitely addicted, I think. :D 6 years ago
They are really good, but they have to be fresh. For you inlanders, you can never have it as good as those by the sea. I live in the san francisco bay area 5 minutes away from the ocean in California. I have only had oysters on the same day they were caught. If they aren’t fresh they are disgusting and smell unpleasant. (I had a bad Red Lobster experience once.)
Overall they are a tad slimy for most people, but it is part of the experience.Make sure you use your assets: tabasco sauce, lemon, cocktail sauce horseradish,etc…
Goes great with a nice cold beer. Eat up! 6 years ago
my wife and I ate oysters right from boat at an oyster farm in tazmania during our honeymoon. the water was so pristine that they didn’t even need to be cleaned first. really cool. 7 years ago
I’ve actually done this several times, mostly in restaurants, but I think the best oysters I ever had were from Dabob Bay on Hood Canal, we were out walking on the beach and we just picked us some smaller ones off the beach, shucked them, and ate them right there, they were so fresh, so cool, and the taste of the oyster and the saltwater was great. My friends two year old daughter even ate a raw oyster, which I thought was pretty amazing for a two year old, considering how picky eaters most kids are, and how gross raw oysters look! 7 years ago
I just wanted to find something I thought was not worth it. Actually, honestly, I’m glad I tried them. I did this a long time ago. I just think that overall, although I like sushi, oysters would take a lot of training to develop a taste for. So why put a lot of effort into learning to like something so expensive and iffy? 7 years ago