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Apr 17, 2008 10:38 AM

Pickled Oysters (cross-post)

Apologies if I'm not supposed to do this, but I posted this on the Craving board yesterday and didn't get any response, so I'm reposting here in hopes of getting some more eyeballs:

I'm not sure this is actually a craving, since I've never tasted them, but I was just reading some NYC culinary history and all the talk about pickled oysters made me curious (apparently they were ubiquitous around here until the mid-19th century and then went out of fashion). Anyone know where I can get some in NYC?

From a cursory google, it looks like they may have been a special at cookhouse at one point but I don't see them on the menu.

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  1. I've never had them but you peeked my interest. Looks like you can order them from Hama Hama Oyster Co.

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    1. re: guttergourmet

      Thanks! That picture and description makes me want to try them even more. I was hoping for locally produced ones, but maybe I'll order from Hama Hama once I exhaust other options. I guess I'd better just call around to gourmet stores and oyster bars-- I can't believe nobody in this whole city carries them.

    2. Sounds very interesting. If you order let us know what you think. I'd be interested in trying them myself if you feel they are worth it.