During this time of year, West Coast oysters tend to be a little more consistent. We got a load of Gigamoto Oysters in, so I thought we would give them a shuck!
The Gigamotos we carry are a cocktail size -- the smallest grade available. It's typically the most popular size because they're considered a boutique oyster like a Kumamoto, so like it's cousin, they also come in around 2".
Shuckability was great on these beauties. Shells were consistent, shape was good, and shell wasn't too hard to open, especially since there was no shell breakage. What the shell revealed underneath was a beautiful, creamy, and plump meat. And the taste was amazing. Sweet and crunchy like a British Columbia oyster, but had a nice briny ocean finish that was really pleasant. All the flavors were really well balanced. The only thing I was upset about was that they weren't bigger or more for me to eat! Super yummy. Highly recommend as a West Coast pick.