You can get easily find these frozen oysters in the freezer section of a Korean grocery store. These shucked frozen oysters can be eaten raw because they were flash frozen.

If I use them in my kimchi, I don’t even need to thaw them out. I just rinse and drain them, and then chop them and add them. But when I use them in bo-ssam or in jeon, I thaw them out in the fridge for a couple of hours before washing, draining, and using.

frozen oysters

Recipes that use frozen oysters:


  1. Florfy London, Ontario, Canada joined 10/17 & has 9 comments

    Maangchi-nim, is it safe to eat raw oysters? I bought a brand of frozen oysters that recommends to cook it on the packaging, so I don’t know if it would be okay for me to use raw. :S

  2. stonefly Olympia WA joined 11/11 & has 61 comments

    Thanks, Maangchi. I love oysters and fortunately, in Washington State, we have access to great fresh oysters. Very delicious, briny and invigorating. Can’t wait to make bo-ssam!

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