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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

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

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

    Other recent sightings?

    1. crispypork RE: casalbore spirit 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 RE: casalbore spirit 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 RE: casalbore spirit 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 RE: casalbore spirit 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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              PolarBear RE: Melanie Wong 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.

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                casalbore spirit RE: PolarBear 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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