Menai Pacific Oysters (M)

Menai Pacific Oysters (M)

Menai Pacific Oysters are cultivated and harvested from inter-tidal waters at the Menai Strait, Isle of Anglesey, Wales.

The narrow channel and shallow waters at the Menai Strait consists of fast tides, unpredictable currents and whirlpools.

Available: All year.

In Stock: Yes.

Size: Medium (80-110g approx).

Freshest oysters possible
Menai Pacific Oysters remain at the Menai Strait, from seed until harvested for market.

Once harvested, these oysters are cleaned and purified in natural seawater, packed live to order in boxes, and dispatched by the oyster farm's depuration and dispatch centre (Wednesday to Thursday), for next day courier delivery to our clients' addresses in mainland UK (Thursday to Friday).

Store and consume
Store oysters in the fridge and consume within five days from delivery.

Oysters can be consumed raw or cooked.

How to Store Oysters 

Ingredients
Oysters (molluscs).

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Menai Wild Pacific Oyster

 

Shells: Elongated, fluted.

 

Shell cup depth: Medium.

 

Brininess: 6/10.

 

Meat to shell ratio: 7/10.

 

Meat: Plump, silky.

 

Succession of flavour notes:

1. Light sea salt.

2. Melon, lemon, lime, red apple.

3. Subtle cucumber.

 

Disclaimer. This taste review is our own opinion. Each oyster is unique with flavour influences by its waters, climates and seasons.

 

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Established in 1994, and family owned and operated; Menai oyster farm covers a small area of inter-tidal waters at the Menai Strait, near the coastal village of Brynsciencyn, Isle of Anglesey, Wales.

 

The Menai Strait is a narrow channel of shallow water of about 16 miles in length that seperates the Island of Anglesey from the mainland of Wales. The depth of the channel is about 15 metres; and the current can exceed 7 knots. The Menai Strait has one of the fastest tidal ranges in the world, with unpredictable currents and whirlpools. As a result, the Menai Strait is one of the most trecherous waterways in Wales.

 

The Menai Strait is a Designated Special Area of Conservation. The land at the Menai Strait is a Designated Site of Special Scientific Interest; and the land on Anglesey at the eastern end of the strait is Designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

 

Menai Pacific Oysters take 24 to 36 months to reach market size.

 

Menai Pacific Oysters are featured on menus at top oyster bars, restaurants, and hotels in the UK.

 

Nearby is the Menai Suspension Bridge. Thomas Telford (a civil engineer) led the design of the Menai Suspension Bridge over the Menai Strait to link Anglesley to mainland Wales; and needed to allow for Royal Navy tall ships to pass under the deck of the bridge at high tide. In 1819, work started with the construction of the limestone towers on either side of the Menai Strait. On 30 January 1826, the Menai Suspension Bridge was officially opened. As the largest suspension bridge in the world, the span measured 176 metres. In 1893, the entire wooden deck was replaced by a steel deck, and in 1938 the wrought iron chains were replaced by steel chains. The Menai Suspension Bridge is only eight miles from the spectacular medievil Caernarfon Castle, which is a World Heritage Site.

 

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Menai Pacific Oysters from Menai Strait, Isle of Anglesey, Wales.

 

Maps by Simply Oysters. Circles indicate approximate locations; not to scale.

 

Google Map of 54.072289, -2.943492

 

Google Map of 53.197084, -4.241883

 

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In Stock. Delivery to addresses in mainland UK (Thursday to Friday). Choose delivery date at Checkout. At the latest, order by 9am for Next Day Delivery.

Prices below are per Oyster. Minimum order is 12 Oysters for this Product alone; or minimum order is 6 Oysters when combined with ANY 'Other Products' shown at the bottom of this page.

One Courier Fee applies for this Product and ANY 'Other Products' shown at the bottom of this page.

  • Brand: Menai
  • Product Code: MENA
  • Availability: In Stock
  • £0.87
  • Ex Tax: £0.87
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This product has a minimum quantity of 6