Manila clam (New Horizons)

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Manila clam
Buy price Sell price
Not for sale  100 Bells
Obtain via  Dig spot (On beaches)
Stack 1
Names in other languages
 palourde japonaise
 almeja japonesa
 vongola filippina
 palourde japonaise
 almeja japonesa
"I got a manila clam! Manila is my favorite flavor of clam!"
Player, Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Manila clams are a crafting material and cooking ingredient in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. It is also used as an ingredient for Franklin to cook the clam chowder dish on Turkey Day.

Manila clams can be obtained by digging up small dark spots that occasionally spurt water on the beach with a shovel. The first time the player retrieves one, they will learn a recipe to make fish bait, which requires a manila clam to craft. The player is rewarded for finding the clams via the Clam and Collected Nook Miles goals.

Use in crafting

The manila clam is used as a crafting material and cooking ingredient in the DIY and cooking recipes for the following items:

Recipes in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

# Item Image Type Buy price Available from Materials
29 Fish bait fish bait Item Not for sale  Dig spot
Manila clam
844 Seafood pizza seafood pizza Savory Not for sale  Any villager
Tiger prawn
Manila clam
854 Pesce all'acqua pazza pesce all'acqua pazza Savory Not for sale  Fishing
Red snapper
Manila clam
921 Clam chowder clam chowder Savory  9,800 Bells  Turkey Day Recipes
Manila clam
Includes data sourced from the Data Spreadsheet for Animal Crossing New Horizons, compiled and edited by 6480, noizhub, Ricky, chaiinchomp, saberslime, robotic_scarab, mollumisc, sunmarsh, kyrokey, obstinateRixatrix, jackiwi, Zalex, SuperHamster, kait, hyuum, Azarro, Czarcasm, cinnamon_swirlix, astronomyfortwo, Welcius, glowtopia, BriKun, Alyrei,, StevieCoops, sneeze, Shiny190, TwistedPeach, LavaToaster, capstone, vmario, rocklamp, Alexis, Aeon, and PanchamBro.

Total manila clams needed to craft all available items: 7.


Real-world information

Real life image of manila clam (Lajonkairia lajonkairii).

Manila clams, Lajonkairia lajonkairii, are a species of edible saltwater clams belonging to the Veneridae family, or venus clams. They are known to be variable in color and patterning, and range from a width of 40 to 57 millimeters. Manila clams live in shallow waters buried underneath sand, mud, or gravel.

Manila clams are native to the coastal regions of Pakistan, India, China, Japan, Korea, the Kuril Islands, and the Philippines (hence their name "manila clam" originating from the capital city of the Philippines, Manila). It has since spread to other regions including North America and Europe. They are commercially harvested around the world due to their wide distribution. More information on this topic is available at Wikipedia.