Awabi is the Japanese word for Abalone, which are edible sea snails of the Halliotidae family. Know as the king of clams, these mollusks have vibrantly colored shells which hide the delicacy within. When served raw, the male abalone is preferred, whereas the female is best suited to cooking or steaming.exported. To maintain the best standards.
The flesh of the abalone is muscle meat, which results in a firm texture. The flesh is actually the foot muscle, which allows the abalone to propel itself (slowly) in the wild.