Kusshi oysters are raised in Deep Bay off the eastern coast of Vancouver Island. Deep Bay is in Baynes Sound, British Columbia, Canada. Kusshi oysters are raised in a unique manner which ensures that the oyster maximizes its energy for meat production instead of promoting shell growth. This is important because the Kusshi oyster is of smaller size yet yields a plump and tender meat.
The name Kusshi derives from the Japanese term for “Ultimate”. Kusshi oysters are grown in deep waters on suspended trays which reduce predation and the collection of sand and silt within the shell. Deep water oysters are generally known for their clean light flavor. The oysters are tumbled to strengthen the shell and deepen the cup.
The flavor of kusshi oysters is slightly briny and sweet with a mild fruity finish.