Monday, June 01, 2009

Mom's Geoduck, Dynamite-Style and Chao Oc (Vietnamese Rice Porridge with Clams)

After buying books at Powell's, lil' sis and I headed home for dinner with our parents. What a long day. You realize that it was only the third full day we were home? We really crammed a lot into our short time at home.

My parents go digging for geoduck and razor clams every summer on the Oregon coast.

Mom's Geoduck Dynamite-Style and Chao Oc (Vietnamese Rice Porridge with Clams) 1

So my mom seasoned the geoduck, added some mayonnaise and cheese so it'd be like Japanese dynamite scallops, and we grilled them at the table.

Mom's Geoduck Dynamite-Style and Chao Oc (Vietnamese Rice Porridge with Clams) 2

While we waited for the clams to be done, we ate Chao Oc (Vietnamese Rice Porridge with Clams).

Mom's Geoduck Dynamite-Style and Chao Oc (Vietnamese Rice Porridge with Clams) 3

Finally done!

Mom's Geoduck Dynamite-Style and Chao Oc (Vietnamese Rice Porridge with Clams) 4

Slurp. Slurp.

So good!

Mom's Geoduck Dynamite-Style and Chao Oc (Vietnamese Rice Porridge with Clams) 5

That's why I always make it a point to come home for dinner when I'm in town. That and to spend time with my parents. :)

All Oregon posts can be found in the tag, Series: Oregon. I suggest reading this particular trip in this order:
I-5 From LA to Portland
Mom and Dad's Garden
Burgerville - Portland - Oregon
Hakatamon - Beaverton - Oregon
I Think I'll Go For a Walk Outside Now...
Vista Point - Oregon City
End of Oregon Trail Interpretive Center - Oregon City
Stevens-Crawford Heritage House - Oregon City
Museum of the Oregon Territory - Oregon City
Mom's Banh Xeo (Vietnamese Sizzling Crepes)
Blackberry Cobbler
Bonneville Lock and Dam - Cascade Locks - Oregon
Bonneville Hatchery - Cascade Locks - Oregon
Multnomah Falls - Columbia River Gorge - Oregon
Horsetail Falls - Columbia River Gorge - Oregon
Wahkeena Falls - Columbia River Gorge - Oregon
Bridal Veil Falls - Columbia River Gorge - Oregon
Historic Columbia River Highway - Columbia River Gorge - Oregon
Latourell Falls - Columbia River Gorge - Oregon
Crown Point Vista House - Columbia River Gorge - Oregon
Banh Cuon Tan Dinh - Portland - Oregon (Closed)
Downtown Portland - Oregon
Lan Su Chinese Garden (Portland Classical Chinese Garden) - Portland - Oregon
Powell's City of Books - Portland - Oregon
Mom's Geoduck, Dynamite-Style and Chao Oc (Vietnamese Rice Porridge with Clams)

How to Prepare Geoduck and Razor Clams
Geoduck, Japanese Dynamite-style
Chao Oc (Vietnamese Rice Porridge with Clams)
Le Bistro Montage - Portland - Oregon
Kenny and Zuke's Delicatessen - Portland - Oregon

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5 comments:

  1. Mmm, this looks delicious! I love geoduck!

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  2. That looks fantastic. Yum.

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  3. Ok Now, you're making me hungry in the middle of the night. I should try this. Geoduck is pretty expensive here.

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  4. Oh wow. Clams and geoducks and Powells - surefire combination to make me drool! The chao oc looks -very- good (and more doable. I'm not sure I even know where to get geoducks for sale here.) Maybe I'll plunder the Chinese herbal store for half-dried oysters!

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  5. Kirbie,
    I love all bivalves! :)

    Andi,
    Mmm.

    Indonesia Eats,
    It's expensive in SoCal too, $13/lb. I only eat a lot because I get them free from my parents.

    Shuku,
    I love clams, but I'd have to rank Powell's above them. :P You can definitely use oysters for the rice porridge. Not sure how dried ones would taste reconstituted though.

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