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Personally, I only eat oyster in months ending in Z.
But there aren't any months ending in...

Oh. I see what you did there.


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Tradition is that is only in months ENDING in R. That is because of naturally occuring warm tides and algae blooms in spring and summer. Its not that they are better then, but there is less chance of contamination. Since my father used that as a guide in the U.S. and U.K., I have to wonder if it really applies in Japan since the currents are not quite the same.
Interesting about the blooms, I forgot about them. Nasty.

Probably doesn't apply so much in Japan on the reasons I gave; the south is warm enough to cultivate warm-water species and they probably mostly have Pacific or Rock oysters anyway. On the flip side, possibly warmer waters cause more blooms.
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Thank you TalnSG san - 02-05-2010, 06:51 AM

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Tradition is that is only in months ENDING in R. That is because of naturally occuring warm tides and algae blooms in spring and summer. Its not that they are better then, but there is less chance of contamination. Since my father used that as a guide in the U.S. and U.K., I have to wonder if it really applies in Japan since the currents are not quite the same.

Personally, I only eat oyster in months ending in Z.
Thank you TalnSG-san

I checked a bit about oysters

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It mentions about the months with R too.

There are many kinds of oysters and some of them are good to eat in the months no R!
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But there aren't any months ending in...

Oh. I see what you did there.
Hello Koir-san,

How about you?
Many Canadian people eat oysters?



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Interesting about the blooms, I forgot about them. Nasty.

Probably doesn't apply so much in Japan on the reasons I gave; the south is warm enough to cultivate warm-water species and they probably mostly have Pacific or Rock oysters anyway. On the flip side, possibly warmer waters cause more blooms.
May I ask you too Columbine san?
Do you eat oyster often?

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Oh I remember a story about oyster!

A Supermarket sold the raw oysters, but some of the oysters weren't good to eat, so about 10 people who bought and ate them got a baaaad stomachache.
The supermarket was supporsed to report about that to the city health centre, but they didn't want to lose their reputation, so the manager of the supermarket gave 100000yen to the each customer who bought the bad oysters to make them shut up!

Guess what happened after!?

I hope my English was good enough to explain this story...
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May I ask you too Columbine san?
Do you eat oyster often?
Not very often. I live inland so they can be hard to buy fresh. They're also quite expensive! I eat mussels more often.
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Hello Koir-san,

How about you?
Many Canadian people eat oysters?
Probably. I don't because I'm allergic to seafood :/

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Oh I remember a story about oyster!

A Supermarket sold the raw oysters, but some of the oysters weren't good to eat, so about 10 people who bought and ate them got a baaaad stomachache.
The supermarket was supporsed to report about that to the city health centre, but they didn't want to lose their reputation, so the manager of the supermarket gave 100000yen to the each customer who bought the bad oysters to make them shut up!

Guess what happened after!?
They took the money and reported the supermarket anyway?

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good evening - 02-06-2010, 12:47 PM

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Not very often. I live inland so they can be hard to buy fresh. They're also quite expensive! I eat mussels more often.
Yes, they are expensive here in Japan too! (for me at least)

My doctor once said I should have had more oysters for my health...but I didn't...

I don't know about mussels much, I will "google japan" it later

Thank you and have a nice weekend!



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Probably. I don't because I'm allergic to seafood :/

They took the money and reported the supermarket anyway?

Indeed it is.
Well... they didn't report... but

later....some of the customers kept buying oysters again, and threatening

the supermarket!!!

What do you think?!
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Well... they didn't report... but

later....some of the customers kept buying oysters again, and threatening

the supermarket!!!

What do you think?!
Hm. On a basic level, a constant payday is better than a one-time payout. Still, that isn't a very nice thing for the customers to do.


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Yes, they are expensive here in Japan too! (for me at least)

My doctor once said I should have had more oysters for my health...but I didn't...

I don't know about mussels much, I will "google japan" it later

Thank you and have a nice weekend!
Oysters have a lot of minerals in them that are hard to get from other things, like zinc (亜鉛) and selenium (セレニウム). They're quite good for you!

You can probably only get New Zealand Green Lip mussels in Japan (http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/ミドリイガイ属). Ours are small and black; more like this: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...ish_market.jpg

and they have a mild, creamy taste. I like to steam them with a little wine and olive oil, and eat them with nothing but some bread. Like sakemushi clams!

Do you like seafood much, yumyum?

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Well... they didn't report... but

later....some of the customers kept buying oysters again, and threatening

the supermarket!!!

What do you think?!
Wow, that's mean. On the other hand, the supermarket should have just been honest that it sold bad oysters.

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Days of week in English - 02-07-2010, 05:36 AM

Monday...Mon
Tuesday....Tues
Wednesday....Wed
Thursday.....Thur
Friday....Fri
Saturday....Sat
Sunday.....Sun

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