Snail gruel, isn’t it such a unique name? If you get a chance to visit Saigon, you should definitely give it a try.
Just like its name, the core ingredient is snails cooked with sugar, ginger, snow mushrooms and other herbs. This snail gruel will bring guests a strange feeling and good appetite all together due to its pleasant and tasty flavor.
It is not difficult to make this dish, whereas it requires the meticulousness in cooking.
The snail must be gun snails. After they are rinsed carefully and boiled, the meat inside is cut into pomegranate-shape and put aside.
Snow mushrooms are soaked in water until softening and then chopped into medium sizes.
Boil alum sugar and sand sugar until the sugar dissolves, then add some slices of ginger, herbs and season to elevate the taste. Add snail meat and snow mushrooms into the water, pour into the cup and enjoy. Noticeably, you should add some drops of kumquat juice to strengthen the taste.
With a spoon of snail gruel, you will feel the fresh sweetness of alum sugar, the crunchiness of snail meat and snow mushrooms and the scent of different herbs and ginger, all of which contribute to the deliciousness of the dish. Even after eating, the dish leaves you wanting for more.
If you want to enjoy this dish, pay a visit to Ốc Xinh stall at Lot No. 002, Apartment B5, Ward 3, Khanh Hoi, District 4, Ho Chi Minh City.