5 Minute Clear Surf Clam Soup

5 Minute Clear Surf Clam Soup

This is an easy recipe that can be made in just 5 minutes. The natural umami of the surf clams (hamaguri) is so good!


Hamaguri (surf clams)
as needed
as needed
as needed
Usukuchi soy sauce
as needed
a small amount


1. Remove the sand from the clams.
2. Place the clams in a pot and barely cover with sake. Turn the heat to high.
3. Let it boil (be careful that it doesn't boil over) until the shells open.
4. Now add the water (about the same amount as the sake from Step 2) and bring to a boil. Once it has begun to boil, lower the heat to low and flavor with usukuchi soy sauce and salt.

Story Behind this Recipe

This hamaguri soup is a indispensable on festive celebrations. It's so easy that I make it all the time!
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