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What are Hokkaido Scallops?

Hokkaido Scallop Japan

Hokkaido scallops can be found off the coastline of North Hokkaido, Japan. The average shell length when the scallops are harvested is between 5 to 7 inches. Since the Hokkaido scallops grow in the cold water of the Northern seas, this results in its sweet juicy flavor, and firm texture.

Hokkaido scallops can be served raw (sashimi and sushi), boiled, grilled, or deep fried. The Hokkaido scallops contains a wealth of nutrients such as omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin B12, magnesium, and potassium. Scallops are also low in calories and a rich source of protein.

If you are in the mood for authentic Chinese cuisines, we recommend the “Fried Fresh Scallops with XO sauce (หอยเชลล์ ผัดซอส x.o.)” from Chinese restaurant Ruenros in Bangkok. The Hokkaido scallops used are sashimi-grade.


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