Baynes Sound, Vancouver Island, Canada
They may be small, but these gems of the sea are overflowing with flavor. Because Kusshis are aggressively tumbled, they become ball-like in shape and their briny, yet cucumber-infused white meat practically spills out post shucking. Fun. Accessible. Delightful.
compact | cucumber | showoff
2" | Petite
Pairs Perfectly with:
- Cocktail Hour
- Falling in Love
- Hula Hooping
- Wine Spritzers
Keith Reid's Stellar Bay Shellfish, Home of The Kusshi
Growing their bite-sized delicacies in Baynes Sound in the Strait of Georgia, Stellar Bay Shellfish prides itself in producing the most pristine oyster in the Pacific. In Japanese, the word Kusshi means ultimate and Keith Reid and his crew have mastered just that. The crisp, clean waters of Baynes Sound and their state-of-the-art grading technology combine to produce one of the most beautiful and tastiest oysters in the world.
The Gritty Details:
Tray-raised and beach-hardened.Tumbled repeatedly to form a golf-ball-shaped oyster.
Flavor Influenced by:
- Salinity: 3.3% varies by tide < 3.5% full oceanic salinity
- Tides: Medium height tides and swift currents
- Bottom Makeup: Sand and rocks