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10 Exotic Foods You Should Eat While You're On Vacation


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Fresh Oysters at the Waterside
Oysters eaten fresh at the waterside have more flavor than the average oyster.
Oysters eaten fresh at the waterside have more flavor than the average oyster.
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Eating an oyster at a restaurant is nice (if it's a good oyster, that is), but the flavor is explosive when it comes straight from the salty water and you eat it moments after it's been plucked and shucked, while you can actually smell the salty breeze blowing off the water. Before you douse them with condiments (such as cocktail sauce, horseradish or even lemon juice), try at least one straight up, straight from the shell, so you can clearly taste the sweet creaminess and sharp saltiness of the waters from which it came. Try fresh-from-the-water oysters when you're vacationing in the Pacific Northwest, coastal New England, northern California or Canada's Prince Edward Island.


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