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Jul 17, 2011 03:48 AM

Any razor/bamboo clam sightings in the Bay Area in restaurants or markets?

New love for razor/bamboo clams while working in Hong Kong.Love the simple,steamed with garlic and cilantro prep.Looking for the long thin bamboo shaped,not the oval shaped clams,also called razor,available in the Pacific Northwest.Thanks

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    1. Razor clams are on tonight's menu at the Casino in Bodega. Don't know which type.

      Other recent sightings?

      1. I have seen razor clams for sale at Tokyo Fish Market on San Pablo. Not sure if they have it all the time, so probably should call first.

        1. Coqueta serves a trio of them for $14. They keep it simple by grilling them with lemon and scallions.

          It didn't have the signature crunch that a live clam straight from market would have, but it was still a good prep.

          1. Swan's can occasionally get them, but sometimes the minimum order is about 50 lbs. I was able to get a reasonable small order at San Francisco Fish Company in the Ferry Building about a month ago I think.