This clear soup (osuimono) is great for festive occasions. Surf clams are very expensive, so let's use inexpensive Manila clams! The soup is packed with the umami of the clams and is delicious.
I made this for Girl's Day (Hinamatsuri, March 3rd) using Manila clams instead of the usual surf clams.
The flavor will differ depending on the clams. Adjust the seasoning at the end with salt.You can make this with soy sauce, but it'll color the soup. Osuimono should be made with usukuchi soy sauce.
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