RE: "SINGING SCALLOPS" Have you tried them?
OOOOPS ! Sorry somehow I managed to post the Quote without my response. "Singing Scallops", are reguarly served "Raw", to order from Sushi Bars, that have a fresh Marine Seafood tank, as are Shrimps, Prawns and other shellfish. Diver Scallops are those harvested by Divers, and may be caught anywhere where permitted. "Singing Scallops" from the Pacific Northwest are a species native to this area. There are appearently others with different sizes, as well as shell coloration sometimes caught on the east coast. They are also served live from the tank at many Chinese Restaurants, prepared to your specifications. Either Steamed, Sauted or Fried to order. My favorite way of ordering them is Sauted with Garlic, Ginger, Fermentated Black Bean Sauce and Far Doo Wine. The name "Singing Scallops" evolved due to the way they open their Shell to collect water, then Snap them closed forcing the water to expell, propelling the Scallops over the Sandy Bottoms they prefer, Divers advise that this sounds like they are singing, the move quite fast, but the divers with their fins move faster. Irwin