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Jan 2, 2008 06:31 PM

Red clam chowder?

Where can I find red clam chowder in San Francisco?


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  1. Growing up my family called this Manhattan Clam Chowder, funny name and I like this style over the other. We would collect clams at Pismo Beach and my mom would make an amazing batch of red clam chowder...sigh

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    Not great and all very different.

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    1. No mere clam chowder, to be sure, but cioppino (which usually has clams in it) is tomato-based.

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      1. re: Xiao Yang

        I remember going to restaurants and seeing manhattan clam chowder on the menu and seeing cioppini. It is different from cioppini which is what ever fish is caught and put into a stew with mushrooms, etc mainly a California dish. Manhattan clam chowder is an Italian clam soup renamed for reasons of style made with tomatoes and comes from the East Coast.

        1. re: Lori SF

          I specifically said that cioppino is not clam chowder. My point was that it's a lot easier to find cioppino than Manhattan-style clam chowder in SF.

          I am originally from the East Coast and I know what Manhattan-style clam chowder is; even in Manhattan, though, very few people preferred it to "New England style".

          1. re: Lori SF

            Cioppino has MUSHROOMS? Where is this served? I'm curious.

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          1. The Fish Market Restaurants all serve Manhattan clam chowder. It's okay, not great.

            1. I like Cambell's Manhattan Style Clam Chowder. :-)