Putien Clams Festival is back. For those who are familiar with the specially imported Clams by Putien would rejoice. The golden-shelled succulent goodness are air-flown from Duo Tou Village in the Fujian province of China. The coastal area of Duo Tou Village is rich in a rare black mud that is rich in nutrients for rearing the clams. In addition, it is very pure with little sand particles. Hence these clams are plum and meaty, growing up to 6cm in length.
Putien Clams Festival
This year, 2016, at Putien Clams Festival, Putien is introducing 7 Clams dishes. The cooking method range from boiling, steaming, stir-fried to even deep frying. For each and every dishes, the objective is to retain the juiciness and flavours.
Among the 7 dishes, there is a soup, the Boiled PUTIEN Clam Soup with Tofu Meatballs 豆丸蛏溜 ($20.90-S / $31.90-L). The balls slightly larger than the ping pong ball are made of tofu. One could savour the bean flavour and it was smooth. These were made with special recipe. The soup was boiled with clam releases the sweet seafood scent together with the vegetable sweetness and the parsley fragrance.
Among the dishes, Salted Spicy PUTIEN Clam 椒盐蛏 ($20.90-S / $31.90-L) is a deep fried dish. It is lightly salted with some spicy to enhance the fragrance of the Clams. For those who enjoyed the similar Chicken dish might like this.
PUTIEN Clam Omelete 蛏炒蛋 ($20.90-S / $31.90-L) is great for egg lovers. It was fried with abundant of eggs.
Stir-fried PUTIEN Clam with Ginger and Spring Onion 姜葱炒蛏 ($20.90-S / $31.90-L) is the most common way the Clams are being cooked and enjoyed in Dou Tou as it retains much of the natural flavours of the clams. Hence, Putien brought this dish to Singaporean.
Steamed PUTIEN Clam with Minced Garlic 蒜茸蒸蛏($20.90-S / $31.90-L) is a highly flavoured dish among the diners of the night. The light garlicy scent didn’t mask the flavour, instead it brought out the best in the Clam.
Another dish which retain the natural flavour well is the Baked PUTIEN Clam served on Hot Plate 铁板盐炬蛏($20.90-S / $31.90-L). The clams were baked in a bed of sea-salt and Szechuan Pepper. Remove the flesh from the shell and dip it with some sea-salt to savour the goodness of the Clams is the best way to savour the clams according to the Executive Chef of Putien, Li Wenbo.
Lastly, the must order dish among the 7 Clam dishes is the Steamed PUTIEN Clam with Wine 酒蒸蛏 ($20.90-S / $31.90-L). It is full of clams goodness and Chinese Wine flavours. This is one of the best dish among the 7 dishes. The soup is the essence of the dish. Make sure you finish the last drop of the soup.
We highly encourage all to try the Clams dishes offered at Putien Clams Festival. These 7 dishes are available from 15 April to 31 August 2016.
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