Geoduck: A Huge Clam?
In the Asian seafood market, there is a great delicacy called geoduck. A single specimen of this oversized clam might run you the equal of forty American dollars overseas. However, as a sushi restaurant in Seattle, I Love Sushi is lucky in this regard. After all, this exotic mollusk is fished primarily out of the Puget Sound, since geoduck is native to the west coast in the United States.
The geoduck is notable as being the very largest known variety of marine bivalve. It has a very unusual appearance, with the living tissues of the clam extending far out of the shell itself. It is much of this protruding portion of the creature, the “neck” of the geoduck, that is used as food; the rest of the creature is useless. The best way to eat it, raw. Some restaurants use it cook, but if it’s fresh, they’ll usually also have the raw option.
If you’ve never tried geoduck before, keep an eye on our weekly specials menu. Our chef periodically makes use of this high-demand delicacy in ways that will make a fan out of any avid seafood connoisseur.