#WeeklyDish (No. 27): Geoduck at Sushi on Oracle (VIDEO)


September 28, 2017
By Jackie Tran
By Jackie Tran

Geoduck (pronounced gooey-duck) is not a rock and water-type Pokémon. It’s a clam with an unusually phallic shape.

Native to the west coast of North America, geoduck features a long, girthy siphon and is one of the longest-living animals with a lifespan of up to 140 years (and sometimes more).

While that description doesn’t sound appetizing, it’s a delicacy in Japan as sashimi, China via hot pot, and Korea raw or cooked.

Sushi on Oracle receives a shipment of geoduck Fridays, depending on availability.

The siphon is highlighted on top of rice as nigiri sushi with a snappier texture than other clams. The belly meat, served as sashimi, is more tender. Both have the delicate briny flavor of an oyster with a bit of scallop savoriness.

Is it crave-able? Maybe not. But it’s a unique treat worth a try for the adventurous eater.

Geoduck siphon nigiri sushi at Sushi on Oracle (Credit: Jackie Tran)
Geoduck siphon nigiri sushi at Sushi on Oracle (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Sushi on Oracle is located at 6449 N. Oracle Rd. and can be reached at (520) 297-3615. For more information, visit sushionoracle.net.

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Jackie Tran is a Tucson-based food writer, photographer, culinary educator, and owner-chef of the food truck Tran’s Fats. Although he is best known locally for his work for Tucson Foodie, his work has also appeared in publications such as Bon...

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