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.
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...