28 March 2011

Fried Clams with Ginger, Vinegar

One of my favourite seafood...clams! This is a dish which I love since young, my mother will always prepare this dish for me when I go to visit her. I always buy clams when I  see it in the wet market. The sauce from this dish contains the natural sweetness from the clams and a bit sourness from the vinegar which make me finished the whole plate of rice! 

Recipe from Ah Tze's kitchen play  
1kg of clams
some sliced ginger
1 clove chopped garlic 
3 tbsp Japanese vinegar
2 tbsp light soy sauce
3 tbsp oil
500ml water (I love to have more sauce)

1. Clams has to be fresh from the wet market, frozen clams are not recommend for this dish.
2. Soak calms in salt water (1 tbsp salt) and place it on the kitchen table for at least an hour (DO NOT place it into the fridge!), fresh clams will clear the dirt by itself, rinse the clams thoroughly and drain well before cooking.

1. Heat oil in wok. Stir fry garlic and ginger for 2 mins.
2. Add in clams, stir fry for 1 mins, add water, vinegar and light soy sauce.
3. Stir fry until the shell of the clams is widely open, about 5 mins. Serve hot.


  1. I love this too! I can just imagine how good it is to go with rice!

  2. mouthwatering indeed! at times i will also just cook them in water and once it's cooked, just eat them plain, sweet and tasty!!

  3. wow i love these! i like to eat them with lotsa lotsa garlic! dont mind if my breath stinks after that hahaha

  4. 我好爱吃,但是不能多吃。。。。。很喜欢姜丝这样炒。。太棒了。。。。。。:)

  5. Tze, I want this! Looks so delicious :)

  6. I love this dish too. I can slurp up all the sauce :)

  7. wah i got craving for clams now! so yummy!

  8. 这个我好爱呐,不过我这里较难买到新鲜的:P

  9. What a beautiful bowl of clams...I wish my family would eat more seafood, then I'd make this in an instant :)

  10. >>Wen, thank you!

    >>Lena, really? Must try next time!

    >>Jean, haha...me too! by the way, garlic after cooking wouldn't smell so much...kekeke

    >>Joelyn, 这让我想恋你的煎鱼,多多的姜丝 :D

    >>Ann, I can finish this by myself...ok,ok, give some to you :))

    >>Gert, yes, yes, this was what I did...^_^

    >>Jet, go, go, go to the wet market hopefully you get some for tonight dinner :D

    >>Jess, yes, this one is like my comfort food :>


    >>Angie, this dish has to use fresh clams.

    >>Lizzy, place some clams in soup will help sweeten the soup!

  11. i love clams too! the natural sweetness of shellfish is viturally incomparable to anything else in the world. And this is almost the same as how i cook them too! I would add flecks of chopped chilli and some 香菜 at the end together with a dash of cooking wine for extra aroma.

  12. Wow! My whole family love this. Looks really delicious! My daughter can finish a plate of this, me too, inclusive my hubby and my son! How much should I cook???..... :)

  13. The gravy of this dish looks so delicious but I'm allergy to shellfish.

  14. >>travellingfoodies, add flecks of chopped chilli and some 香菜 some great to me, will try it out next time! Thanks

    >>kitchen flavours, haha, buy as much clams as you can ^_^ luckily my son doesn't know to eat this yet, but he like to play with the shells :)

    >>Zoe, sorry to know you allergy to shellfish, this is a no no for you.

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  16. I'm going to try your recipe tonight - in London. I'm afraid I am not as great a cook as you clearly are but here goes! If I get it right, it will remind me of my time in China...


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