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!