What is the size of shellfish in Japan?

If you compare Danish seafood with seafood that can be bought in Japan there is a very big difference.
Japan is in a tropical climate and this means that they have some seafood other than in Denmark and the rest of Europe.

If you compare seafood like scallops and oysters you will immediately see a difference. In Japan, you have more oysters and scallops but the size of the shellfish is almost twice as big as you can buy in Denmark.

I have seen oysters at the Tsukiji fish market which are twice as big as those available in Europe. It is oysters sold from small stalls to people who pass by.

Read more about Sushi chef & Sake sommelier Zoë Escher

Zoë has held sushi courses and cooking classes for A. P. Moller – Maersk, Hugo Boss Nordic, Novo Nordisk, Novartis, Velux, Gorrissen Federspiel, Beierholm revision, Elbek & Vejrup and many more.

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