Kusshi Oysters (Kushi oysters) are a Pacific Northwest oyster from one of the British Columbia oyster appellations by Vancouver Island, BC. From the Japanese word for “ultimate’, Kusshi oysters are grown in the rich waters of Deep Bay, BC.
The flavor profile of kusshi oysters tends to be very clean with a delicate flavor. They are similar in taste to Kumamoto oysters, although they tend to be a bit more briny than Kumos.
Grown by Keith Reid, a highly innovative grower in Deep Bay, Kusshis are grown in floating trays and tumbled very aggressively. This breaks off the thin growing edge and forces them to deepen and thicken their shells.