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Spicy Clam Stir-fry

1. Wash clams in water. Pour in hot water to let all the shells open. Let them soak for a little while. Then wash them again to rinse off all the dirt and sands.

2. Heat a little oil in the pan. Add in chopped garlic, ginger and dried chili. Stir fry till aromatic.

3. Add in 2 tsp oyster sauce and 1 1/2 tsp light soy sauce. Mix well.

4. Add all the clams in. Stir fry for around 3 mins.

5. Season with a little salt and sugar.

6. Sprinkle starch water. Stir fry evenly.

7. Add in chopped spring onion. Fry a bit.

Serve hot.

Steamed Clams With Egg

1. Wash clams in water again and again.

2. Put clams in a pot. Add in ginger slices, water and a little salt. Boil till all the shells open. Skim the stock. Set aside to cool down.

3. Beat one egg in a bowl. Stir with chopsticks till very smooth. Add cold clam stock in to egg. Ratio for stock and egg should be 1.5 : 1.

4. Add a little salt and stir well.

5. Place clams in a bowl or shallow plate. Pour the egg stock mixture into it. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap.

6. Place the bowl on steaming rack and steam in boiling water for 5 mins.

7. Top with a little light soy sauce and chopped spring onion.

Egg is very smooth and soft. It tastes like pudding.