Thursday, April 14, 2011

Digging for Siput Remis (Small Edible Shellfish) at Lumut Seaside - How to Cook






During my last trip to Lumut, I took my kids to the seaside behind Orient Star Hotel to dig for Siput Remis (a kind of small shell fish). The sandy beach has lots of these molluscs living in it. I taught my kids how to look for these tasty shellfish in the sand. They had a great time digging for this shellfish. It was a fun family outing which reminds me of my childhood days when my dad took me to the seaside in Butterworth to dig for Siput Remis.
My grandma would then preserved the siput remis in salt to be eaten with porridge. I prefer to fry them in light soya sauce. Ahhh, the good old childhood days!

I took these siput remis home and cook them with chillies. First I saute 2 tablespoons chopped garlic and ginger in 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil. Then I added 2 table spoons of grounded chillies before putting in the siput remis. After a short round of frying, the siput remis shell will open. This means that the shellfish is fresh and already cooked. Then I added 2 table spoons of light soya sauce, a little sugar and  a little water.

Although the shell fish is rather small but it tasted very sweet!

15 comments:

suituapui said...

I love these... VERY sweet. A lot of sand, right. Have to clean properly...

Christine said...

simple and delicious

Somewhere in Singapore said...

Looks good...

Yvonne said...

Dig your own seafood, fresh and alive! I like them small because big one makes me feel 'geli' when chewing it. Haha...

Pete said...

STP : Ya this one lots of sand. To get rid of the sand take some seawater home with you and let them stay there for a few hours, They will spit out all the sands....

Sheoh Yan said...

Digging the shell fish alive is really new to me, but sound really interesting. My kids like "la la".

[SK] said...

oh, that's interesting!! collecting your own shellfish from the seaside and bring them home for cooking.. :)

Small Kucing said...

nice...yumm...but the pantai i went mostly left are shell oni

PFx said...

THAT IS the BEST clam in the whole world!!!!!! SO jealouusssswss!!

lena said...

i just had a look at your previous siputremis post and the shells are so beautiful, can also keep for decor!

reanaclaire said...

ooohh..never taken and collected such shells before.. ca

Bananazஇ said...

This is much easier to catch right? Had one experience in B'worth digging bigger ones call 'kapah' that must go deep into the mud and only during low tide. Yeah agree sweet and fresh.

cleffairy said...

Hahahaha... I used to dig for these after school in Pantai Bersih... lol...last tme so nice, after school terus go pantai to play... now... SOBSOB!

Alice Phua said...

Oh, this reminds me of my childhood days when my parents took my brother and I to Pantai Morib and Pantai Remis to dig for shellfish as a family outing and I really love digging for them! My parents would use the small trowel but I prefer to use my hands to dig them out! The Morib ones were kepah of various sizes whereas Pantai Remis one was what Hokkien's call as 'green shell' lala. Too bad, these beaches are now totally exhausted of these shellfish and I no longer see people digging for them in those beaches anymore. So far in Selangor, I don't know of any beaches still having shellfish to korek, seems like all exhausted already. But even if got, I think very fast the news reach people and people will come in bulk to korek and exhaust the shellfish. Or perhaps if you know of anymore beaches in Selangor still got shellfish to korek? Let me know, ya? :-D

Alice Phua said...

Hi Pete, I have just added you as friend on Facebook and oops, I have just realized that you are from Penang. So never mind if you can't answer my question just now.....hehehehe...

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