Kumamoto (Washington)

Kumamoto (Washington)

Chapman Cove, Puget Sound   View on Ocean Map

Beach-grown at the very bottom of Puget Sound, these Kumamotos have sturdy, deep-cupped shells, distinctive raised ridges, and often a tell-tale green tinge. Kumos are happy only in Chapman Cove, a remarkably productive lobe of Oakland Bay with firm ground and three freshwater creeks feeding mineralized water into the estuary.

Kumamoto (Washington) (4 Ratings)

  1. Rating 5

    Always #1 on my list

  2. Rating 5

    I just ordered some on-line from Taylor Shellfish and had them sent to my home in Virginia. Love these tasty, sweet oysters with a cold saison!!!

    I have to admit, being new to on-line ordering, I was skeptical of the survival rate. What a great experience to be able to get Kumamoto here in Virginia!!!

  3. Rating 5

    Tiny, tasty, and thoroughly enjoyable. Creamy, buttery with a mild briny taste and slightly sweet aftertaste. One of my top 5 favorites. I’ll but them any time I find them. These are a different genus than the common Crassostrea gigas, or “Pacific” oyster raised along the west coast. I prefer them plain, with no lemon or sauce.

  4. Rating 5

    They can get tiny compared to your larger oyster varieties, but the taste is phenomenal. Very sweet.

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