This clam has many names; hard clam, quahog, round clam, hard-shell (or hard-shelled) clam, littleneck clam, middleneck clam, kepah clam, sa pai clam, etc.
The clams are typically mid-sized. They have salty firm-textured meat and slightly sweet flavor.
Westerns & Asians like it with garlic and white wine while Muslims prefer it with spice and curry.
Serve them in bowls with their broth, and a large bowl for discarded shells.