Oysters are often seen as something you can only get in coastal towns…at least in America. However, oysters are actually consumed around the world in dozens of creative and delicious platings. With our ability to ship fresh oysters anywhere in the continental US in two days or less, you’re able to try these delicious dishes from any geography you choose. Take a look below at how some of the rest of the world prepares their oysters.
This dish is a thai style omelet often prepared with oysters or mussels. Hoy Tod is very common in Thailand, often sold at street food stands. It’s made up of a crispy fried omelet stuffed with oysters and mussels that have been fried in a savory egg batter. It’s then topped with spring onions, bean sprouts and different sauces like green chili, fish sauce or tomato sauce.
Stout & Oysters
Hailing from Galway in Ireland, this pairing is said to have been created during the 19th century. It was often considered a poor man’s lunch. Today, while it may raise some eyebrows- the combination of a salty oyster and deep stout is still a flavor worth exploring. Typically, you would be served a dozen shucked raw oysters with lemon wedges and an ice cold stout. It’s simple, effective and delicious.
This South Korean dish is easy to prepare and considered a traditional dish for dinners or other meals. A jeon is battered food that’s been pan-fried. In this case, the oysters are battered and fried in a mixture of rice wine, eggs, flour, pepper and scallions.
Guljeon is typically served steaming hot with a variety of dipping sauces on the side.
Oyster Omelet, Orh Jian
Having originated in Chaozhou China, this oyster omelet is a traditional dish of the Hokkien people. It’s made with small oysters that are fried in a mixture of potato starch and egg batter.
This dish is very interesting because it can differ wildly depending on the region in which it is prepared. Some cooks will add hot oils, a chili sauce, a spicy lime sauce or other variations based on their region’s particular style.
Oysters are incredible in their ability to adapt and contribute to such a wide range of preferences, flavor profiles and types of dishes. We highly recommend all of these delicious international preparations, or experimenting and creating your own recipe.