Tag Archives: Clams

Steamed Clams with Dark Rum

“It’s absolutely my favourite clam dish, for meals or one fo the dishes that complements your drinking session in the cold weather.”

Clam is one of the seafood I love most. Easy to prepare and it goes well with any kind of cooking method. The simplest way, to steam it!

Choose medium to large shells for more fleshy meat inside. How to choose good clams? I do not really have the best method to choose them, but at least sniff the clams from a short distance to determine if they are still good to eat or going bad, if they smelt fishy. it is better to get clams early in the morning at the wet markets as the clams are likely to be alive, still. So, don’t be afraid if you see it moves! The price of clams is low, too. With less than S$5, you may be able to get more than a bucket-full of clams. read more

Fragrant Dry Curry Belacan Clams (甘香炒蚬)

“Fragrant Clams with unpredictable taste of Asian cuisine!”

You probably did not come across this dish. You probably did. Ate it somewhere, just could not recall the dish name.

Well, I am going to introduce this dish, the home cooked version.

Appearance of the dish might look quite common, but, its taste is unpredictably pleasant.

This dish was not the usual curry flavour. In fact, couldn’t really taste the curry, neither was it spicy. It has mainly the fragrance of curry leave complements the taste of Belacan (Sun-dried shrimp paste). read more

Curry Clams (咖喱蝲蝲)

“Quick Clams Recipe and Delicious Clams Dish in Curry Flavour!”

Yes, I cooked clams again.

Slightly different kind of clam. The shell is thicker, rounder in shape and darker in colour. This kind of clam is more common in Singapore. This thicker shelled clam is similar to the thinner one I used in my previous post (Chili & Tomato Sauces Clams recipe here), but I find the flesh of this clam is fuller and more juicy.

In Singapore and Malaysia, we called the clam as “La La (蝲蝲)” in Chinese, but the actual name of clam in Chinese is (pronounce in mandarin as: ge li, 蛤蜊), while in Cantonese, they like to call it (pronounce in cantonese as: hin, 蜆). Whatever you call it, I love 蝲蝲! I cooked it in curry this time! Curry flavour, more robust and tasty, which goes so well with hot steamed rice! Yummy…. read more

Stir-Fried Chili Clams

“Clams, one of the most likeable seafood dishes to be easily cooked at home.”

Clams required little preparation for cooking which made this seafood one of the popular dishes in various cuisines. The fresh clams were decently priced and sold at the wet market and supermarkets, too.  However, they might be seasonal and not so widely available, at times. So, grab them once you see them. It’s not only for the appetite, clams are actually packed with nutrients, mainly iron, Vitamin B12, selenium, manganese, protein. Yes, it’s really great for the brain and skin. read more