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

casalbore spirit Jul 17, 2011 03:48 AM

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

  1. Melanie Wong Mar 28, 2013 02:33 PM

    Razor clams are on tonight's menu at the Casino in Bodega. Don't know which type.
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fb...

    Other recent sightings?

    1. crispypork Mar 29, 2013 11:35 AM

      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.

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        Jon914 May 30, 2013 05:06 PM

        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.

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          W42 May 30, 2013 06:44 PM

          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.

          1. Melanie Wong Feb 12, 2014 12:46 PM

            Razor clams sighting at Liang's Market on Stockton St in San Francisco Chinatown on Monday. IIRC, $8.99/lb.

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            1. re: Melanie Wong
              PolarBear Feb 12, 2014 05:37 PM

              I still crave the ones I had at Silver House in San Mateo a number of years ago. I tried to repeat not long after, called and was told they had them but not so upon arrival. Anywhere else to find them? They had two styles as I recall, whatever I had and one with black beans.

              1. re: PolarBear
                casalbore spirit Feb 12, 2014 05:46 PM

                Dopo in Oakland and Corso in Berkeley serve them from time to time.You just have to keep checking their daily menus.

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