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Ginger and Clam Soup (姜丝蛤蜊汤)


Ginger and Clam Soup Recipe (姜丝蛤蜊汤)

1 1/2 cups water
1 1/2-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and cut into thin matchstick strips
1 lb Manila clams, rinsed and scrubbed
1 tablespoon Chinese rice wine (not Shaoxing wine)
Salt to taste
Dash of white pepper


Bring the water to boil and add the ginger and clams. Cover the pot and let cook for about 3-5 minutes, or until all clams are open. Add the Chinese rice wine, salt to taste, and pepper. Dish out and serve immediately.

Cook’s Note:

For this recipe, please use the regular Chinese rice wine which is transparent in color, and not the amber-colored Shaoxing rice wine.

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35 COMMENTS... read them below or add one

  1. Emily

    Yes, I always order this soup at Taiwanese restaurants. I didn’t know it’s so easy to make, now I can make this ginger and clam soup at home. Restaurant is about $10 for a small bowl!

  2. When it’s a fresh catch of clams, it just need a simple way of cooking it ay. Me, i’ll add in some spring onions, and a teeny weeny drop of sesame oil.


  3. I love clams!!

    Alot of times after i acquired them at the market, i could only think of kam heong la la and spaghetti vongole!

    Thanks for the idea.. Now i have another option to pick from! :)

  4. That first photo definitely stimulate my healthy appetite. Now i just wish that delicious ginger and clams soup would materialize in front of me. Bee, if i close my eyes and wish it very hard it will appear, right?.. right? :)

  5. Motherof1

    Bee – what can we substitute for rice wine? Would it be a huge deal to just omit it? I know the taste will be different but we don’t consume alcohol. It looks delish, I definitely want to try it.

  6. Celina

    I love this dish!
    Every year I go back to Taiwan, I will eat so much of it ( at home) until I can live without it for a while…

  7. HI Rasa. First, I love the site! Simple and attractive at the same time. Second, I love soups (specially Japanese Ramen) and this Ginger and Clam soup is awesome. Thanks for sharing.

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