Manila Clam Flavor Profile

Manila Clams

Manila Clams are tender and have a mild, sweet flavor.

Manila Clam (tapes philippinarum) Alternate Names

Japanese Clam, Japanese Littleneck, Filipino Venus, steamer clam, Japanese Cockle

Manila Clam Description

Manila Clams have an elongated, oval shell with tiny radiating ribs.  The color varies from gray, green, yellow, or brown and frequently have mottled patches of any of these colors as well.

Range & Habitat

Manila Clams are native to waters from China to Siberia, but now they are abundant from British Columbia to central California.

Typical Wholesale Products

Manila Clams are typically purchased live in 5 lb increments.

Manila Clam Availability

Fresh seafood availability chart: green areas show peak availability, light green show limited availability, gray indicates not available fresh.  Frozen available all year long.
Manilla Clam Availability


Nutritional Information

based upon a 6 oz (171 grams) raw edible serving.

* Calories/Calories from fat 127
* Protein grams 21.8
* Fat grams 1.6
* Saturated fat grams
* Sodium milligrams 96
* Cholesterol milligrams  58.3
* Omega-3 grams .24



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