Nothing like fresh steamed oysters! I love the taste of raw oysters but just can't get past the texture...or is that lack of texture? A friend of mine told me to think of raw oysters as pudding. Pudding? YUK! Are you nuts? Made me wonder what twisted, sicko, commie recipe his Mother used for pudding. Then I was told not to chew, just let them slide. Double YUK...I think I ate the same oyster three times. So I plan to stay with the steamed or fried ones since they actually have texture and you only eat them once.