Manila Clam Flavor Profile
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.
based upon a 6 oz (171 grams) raw edible serving.