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  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 3 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Filipino


A savory soup featuring fresh Imbaw Shells, tomatoes, ginger, and aromatic lemongrass for a comforting seafood delight.



Units Scale
  • 1 kg Imbaw or any large clams, thoroughly cleaned.
  • 2 pcs ripe tomatoes, halved.
  • 1 spring onions, sliced
  • 2 stalks lemongrass, tied and knotted.
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 piece thumb sized ginger, peeled and julienned.
  • sea salt
  • 3 cups water


  1. In a large pot, bring water to a boil.
  2. Once water is boiling add the tomatoes, ginger, onion, spring onions and lemongrass. Cover the pot and let it simmer for three minutes to infuse aromatics in the water.
  3. Remove the over then gently add the clams. Season with salt, according to your preference.
  4. Reduce the heat to low, allowing it to simmer for 1 minute.
  5. Serve.