I have always seen these clams at markets. Recently I was at Gambier street I saw it again and decided to take some pictures and did some asking around.

Lokan clams can be found buried in the stiff mud of the landward fringe of mangroves. Since the outskirt of Kuching is covered with mangroves it’s no wonder that lokan clams are every where.

The trader here do sell the clam as a whole or he scooped out the flesh to sell in little plastic bags. As I understand you can half the clams, pour coconut juice on top and just barbeque them. Or one of my cousin’s recipes is half the clams, steam them with chilli padi, ginger, Chinese wine and a dash of light soy sauce. Never over-cook the clams, it’ll taste like rubber!

I can’t wait to try out both recipes!!

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