Oysters have been a renowned aphrodisiac food for thousands of years, reputed to increase virility and prowess. But there are lots more reasons to eat these mineral-packed molluscs. Let the foodpanda magazine team be your guide so you can learn more benefits of this superfood and how to eat oysters at home or in restaurants.
How to eat oysters at home or in restaurants
Oysters truly are a romantic meal for any couple, but you won’t want to embarrass yourself in front of your date by not knowing how to split or eat them. You’ve probably seen TV and movie characters sipping oysters direct from the shell? Yes, that really is the best way to eat (or drink) these tiny delicacies and ensures you benefit from the tasty liquor juices in the shell. That said, it can be extremely difficult to prise open their slippery shells. We find the best technique is to use a blunt knife while holding each oyster in a dry cloth such as a teatowel is absolutely ideal. Finally, take a long sip of the liquor prior to eating your first oyster and don’t swallow each oyster whole as you’re missing a true gourmet experience if you neglect to chew these delicacies! If you order oysters in a restaurant, you’ll be served a dish of oysters in shells with a small, two-pronged fork; you just need to pick up each oyster with your fork but don’t be too shy to enjoy the juices while dining out. If you’re not provided with a spoon for the liquor then ask for one.
What to drink with oysters
Many people think of oysters as a luxury but they are becoming increasingly popular with younger people and this is not only due to their romantic connotations. A crisp, white wine is the ideal accompaniment to oysters, rather than the champagne typically depicted in movies. Oysters also work well with craft beers or Guinness.
Different types of oyster
When you’re shopping for oysters, you’ll discover there are lots of different varieties, based on where the molluscs were produced. These can basically be split into river oysters and traditional sea oysters, and each variety has a different texture and flavour. River oysters tend to taste a little more earthy, while sea oysters are true to their origins and have the sharper flavour of the ocean.
Health benefits of oysters
The main reason oysters are such a renowned aphrodisiac is due to their high zinc content, which is essential for male sexual health. They also contain rare amino acids, which are essential for the sex drives of men and women, alongside small amounts of dopamine for an instant brain boost.
Singapore oyster restaurants
You’ll discover Humpback, located on Bukit Paso Road, serves or delivers a fantastic line up of oysters, making it easy to discover the delicacy most to your taste. Take time to browse our magazine on a regular basis to find out more about unusual dishes and recipes to make your life more perfect!