Torigai, a cockle shellfish, bi-valve and seasonal, and commonly referred to in English as ‘heart clams’, or pucker or wrinkle. Torigai is a bi-valve mollusk of the family Cardiidae, having rounded or heart-shaped shells with radiating ribs. They live in sandy beds or in eel grass and feed
This cockle is superb, it is chewy, yet not crinkly or crunchy at all. It has a slight difference in texture that is at one end different from at the other. The white part is slightly more chewy, the muscle connector, and the darker side where the cockle gets triangular commonly called falcate due to the tapering, and it not attached in the shell.
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