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Published September 4th 2012
Precious gem of the ocean, casually tasted in S Melbourne
The taste of the ocean is how they describe the cold refreshing shooters of slimy sea creatures. Oyster lovers, you are a pavlov dog reading this line, and you won't have to wait for your gong for very long.
In Melbourne, possibly the most casual and freshest oysters are at South Melbourne Market. Find the modest sign, $1 Oyster Shots," at the seafood vendor in the middle section of the meat / seafood area.
To treat yourself to this treasure, you simply drop coins (or bills) into the jar placed at the glass counter where an oyster picker prepares your oysters accordingly, placing swiftly onto your tray.
Whether to gorge yourself with a dozen or just a couple for taste, all is depending on how you feel. The exciting part, the eating, is amplified with a variety of flavours available on spot -- fresh lemon juice, tabasco, tar-tar sauce, lemongrass and ginger, or even wasabi.
Delivered straight from nutrient-rich Australian shores, raw oysters are only good when freshness is assured. Flavours vary among breeds, but the same delicate taste of the ocean is a sweet proof that the world is connected as one.