Tag Archives: snail

Bánh Canh Cua Ốc Crab and Snail Noodle Soup – 349 of 365

How could anyone not want to eat here?  A basic black and white tattered piece of paper straight off a printer advertising what’s on offer…a woman crammed in between a boiling cauldron and her food preparation table…squat stools lining the sidewalk between the muddy street and a rundown concrete building…a steady flow of people who […]

Ốc Xào Chuối Đậu Snail and Young Banana – 185 of 365

Yes, I will admit it.  The first time I heard this dish’s English name passed my ears, cringes of horror and revulsion bubbled up from deep within.  My brain was imploring my feet to run for the hills but morbid curiosity drew me right in.  Snails and young banana.   Are you thoroughly turned off now?   Stick with […]

Ốc Snail – 157 of 365

Deep in District 3 at 138 Vo Van Tan is a restaurant called Quan An 138.   With its open front, serving pans full of items that give great pause, and electric fans desperately trying to stir the hot, humid air, this place really is no different than any other street food joint littered across the cityscape.  What […]

Bún ốc Snail Noodle Soup – 153 of 365

Sometimes the best meals are the random discoveries when original plans go awry.   A recent CNN Go article online listed Hanoi’s top ten street food joints, and of course this opened up a whole new side of the city.  My friend Allie wanted to sample the bun cha at placed called Bun Cha 34 (#143) of all […]

Ốc Hấp Xả Cuộn Tía Tô Snail Balls – 71 of 365

The street market behind my apartment tower both fascinates and revolts with its piles of unidentifiable meat offerings. Anyone brought up on the predictable blandness lining the shelves of a clean American grocery store can’t help but rubberneck at all the crazy crap people eat over here. An elderly man selling snails off the back […]