We have them all over where I live - it's just I never had the urge to try them.

I did eat a persimmon today if that means anything
I have tried a fried and raw oyster before. The raw oyster was tolerable but the fried one made me gag. Didn't like it a bit.
i have it all the time. its delicious
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yeah thats the only way i like them. fried or deep fried
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I used to have these when i lived in the south. They are really good if done with the right batter. The way they eat them in Louisiana is with a bit of tabasco or your favorite hot sauce on them, a bite of lime, and a shooter of patrone. Rather unique flavor...not big on oysters myself.
I can't eat them if they aren't fried.
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