What is Geoduck?

In Asia’s seafood market, there is a great delicacy called geoduck (pronounced “gooey-duck”). A single specimen of this oversized clam can cost as much as forty American dollars overseas. However, as a Japanese restaurant in Lynnwood, Wild Wasabi is fortunate. After all, this exotic mollusk is found primarily in the Puget Sound.

The geoduck’s claim to fame is that it is the largest known variety of marine bivalve in the world. Its appearance is very unusual, with the living tissues of the clam extending far out of the shell itself. It is this protruding portion of the creature, known as the geoduck’s “neck”, that is eaten; the rest of the mollusk is useless.

If you’ve never enjoyed geoduck before, check out our seasonal fish menu.