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People Ate Geoduck Clam For The First Time And Didn't Exactly Love It

It looks like a penis, but it's a shellfish.

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If you're unfamiliar with a geoduck clam, it's the largest burrowing clam in the world.

They are native to the northwest coast of North America.
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They are native to the northwest coast of North America.

Watch these people try eating the geoduck for the very first time!

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When Kuwilileni, Fernando, and Jordan found themselves in Seattle, they knew they had to try them!

So they hit up Taylor Shellfish Farms where Gerry (the shucker) made them as happy as a, well, you know.
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So they hit up Taylor Shellfish Farms where Gerry (the shucker) made them as happy as a, well, you know.

First, Gerry plucked the clam into boiling water before dipping it into iced water so he would be able to easily peel off the outer skin.

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Over 90% of geoduck is flown to China and Hong Kong. It has sold for a whopping $150 a pound!

The belly and the siphon of the geoduck clam was then cut sashimi style into thin, raw slices.

Gary added a little salt and lemon zest, along with some oil, bell pepper and raddish garnish to spruce it up.
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Gary added a little salt and lemon zest, along with some oil, bell pepper and raddish garnish to spruce it up.

First up to taste the geoduck clams was Fernando, who liked the consistency a lot better than clams or oysters.

"I think this would be really good if it was breaded and deep-fried...now that would be my shit."
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"I think this would be really good if it was breaded and deep-fried...now that would be my shit."

Next up was Jordan, who thought it tasted like tender sushi that was fishy, but not too fishy.

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"It tastes a lot less weird than it looks."

Then it was Kuwilileni's turn to try the geoduck clams and, although she thought they were really good, they were not exactly her jam.

"If you're someone that eats based on texture, it might not be what you're into."
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"If you're someone that eats based on texture, it might not be what you're into."

It's all about trying new things though, right?

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