Tipsy Tuatua (Drunken Clams)
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  • 12, tua tua, soaked and scrubbed
  • ½ tsp sesame oil
  • 2 spring onions, sliced finely, whites and greens separated
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger, sliced finely
  • 50 ml Shao Hsing Chinese rice wine
  • 1 tsp mirin
  • ⅓ tsp, white pepper, ground


  1. Remove the tua tua from the soaking water and scrub. Set aside.
  2. Heat a medium pot with a lid over a medium heat. Add the sesame oil and heat, add the spring onion whites and ginger and fry briefly until fragrant.
  3. Add the rice wine and mirin to the pot, then add the tua tua. Cover and cook for 5 – 8 minutes. Shaking the pot occasionally. Check to see if the tua tua have opened.
  4. Remove from heat when they’ve opened and put the tua tua in a bowl. Strain the liquid in the pot over the tua tua and sprinkle with white pepper and the spring onion greens.

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