Good dried oysters comes from China, the bigger the oysters
the more expensive. Fresh oyster are harvested and dried.
The big ones can be a good size to about 2 1/2 inches. Buy medium
1 inch and large ones for soup and braise.
During Chinese New festival (January - Febuary) or also known
as lunar year, we usually purchase raw dried oysters in a sticks.
These are large size and very expensive. Stir-fry with hair
fungus (Canatonese, Fatt Choy), this dish mean in chinese
"Hoe See Fatt Choy" means Good things and Good Luck.
A must in Chinese New Year.
Medium ones are used for soup, congee. Just drop a few clean
soaked dried oyster at the begining of cooking. It will add
a sweet seafood taste to the food.
For stir-fry, braise, stew medium or larger ones can be used.Soak
them until soft in a bowl of warm water for anywhere between
an hour and overnight. Used whole.
Store in a plastic container in the fridge, will last a long