Thursday, November 19, 2009

Sea Clams In Chinese Wine Soup

Wow..such big sea clams and knowing this Momsie who could never resist them, bought a kilo back from the wet market . I love cooking them with chinese was so tasty and sweet due to the factor that it was very fresh. The meat was succulent and every mouthful makes me crave for more. It was so scrumptious that I had forgotten that I must not tuck in so much of these delicious clams and after that the guilt surfaced.... ohhhh why must I succumbed to such sinful temptation :p but wth just walk a few more rounds , that's it , what's the problem LOL!

look how meaty those clams are.....mmmmm yumm

I love the natural sweetness of these clams...

I would normally cook them in soup with chinese wine

simple yet delicious!

Sea Clams In Chinese Wine Soup

Ingredients :

1 kilo of sea clams - soak in salt water and cleaned, drained

a few slices of ginger
2 bird's eye chillies
2 stalks of spring onions - cut into 1/2"length
3 pips of garlic- crushed
1/4 cup of chinese cooking wine
1.5 litres of water
sea salt to taste
1 tbsp of olive oil


Boil 1.5 litres of water in a pot over medium fire. When water boils add in the garlic, ginger, chillies and olive oil and continue to boil for 20 minutes. Add in the sea clams and cover the pot with a lid. When the shells open up, add in the chinese cooking wine and salt to taste . Garnish with spring onions and serve hot.


Quote of the day

"We must eat to live and live to eat "

~ Henry Fielding ~



  1. i love clams! hv made it with white wine, but didnt know chinese white could do the trick too!
    and it's so simple to make. this recipe is gonna be one of my very few chinese cooking success. :P

  2. The clam soup looks very refreshing and delicious!

  3. Great way to enjoy these clams! THey look so pump and juicy!

  4. hey..what type of chinese wine ah? i also wan to try .. normally i put ginger and the leaves only..

  5. Those clams are beautiful and that broth looks light, but flavorful!

  6. This dish looks great. I love clams cooked this way too,but then, need to watch out on my cholesterol. But, like you said, walk a few more rounds. Good tip!

  7. oh wow this looks delish do they taste like mussels?

  8. Hi Elin... the clams looks delicious. I love clear soups especially seafood based. Would U share with me what is the best cooking wine to use as i have never used cooking wine before. Thanks.

  9. Hi lululu, it tasted good with chinese cooking wine too. Do try it out:))

    Hi Chef Ryan, haha meaty and sweet...delish! :)

    Hi Angie, yesss with the wine it really made me drunk and forgotten the calories :p

    Hi pigpigscorner, yess so good that I forgotten about the calories when I ate them :p

    Hi Claire, the wine is Xiao Shing Chinese Cooking wine :)

    Hi CC, they are truly flavorful with the wine :)

    Hi Cheah, lets eat more and walk more :))

    Hi Chow & Chatter, the clams are softer in texture than the mussels and sweeter too :)

    Hi Mima's Oven, I used the better grade of Xiao Shing chinese Cooking wine. I don't actually know much but this is the best I have taken so far :)

    Hi Little Inbox...we share the same taste :)))


  10. in such cold weather..a hot soup with clams......bliss... again, i love this dish.. it takes a lot of effort from me to wip this up..

  11. Hi Little Lamb, this clam soup is absolutely right for cold weather especially if you had it steaming hot...hmmm this soup is easy to prepare :)) It looks complicated but actually it is easy and yet delicious :))

  12. This looks like it keeps the pure sea flavor of the clams in tact - I'm used to soups in the US that drown clams in cream. I like the clear broth!

  13. Hi Mae, should try cooking your clams in clear broth..the sweetness is awesome provided the clams are fresh :)


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