Snail is a rustic dish, quite familiar to the people of Ho Chi Minh City because it can be processed into many different flavors. Not only that, this is also a “cabinet” suitable for office workers, eating snails while chatting has become a hobby of many people after work. Small tips for popular but good quality snail shops that office workers cannot ignore.
Address: 31 Cao Lo, Ward 4, District 8
Price: 30,000 VND – 40,000 VND
Selling time: 16h00 – 23h00
This snail shop is reviewed by many Tiktokers, so it is quite crowded at the moment. The shop used to do business on Ton Dan, District 4, but now it has moved to Cao Lo, District 8. The space is a bit small, but the hygiene is clean and the food is served very quickly.
Coming to the shop, it is impossible not to call “best seller” Thai steamed clams. The steamed water is rich but not too spicy, the clams are big, fresh and firm. Golden snail is also a dish that diners should try when visiting the restaurant. Snails are made with corn salted eggs, fragrant, fat, add a little salt, pepper, lemon and chili, served with bread is “number dzách”. There are also many delicious dishes such as roasted coffee with salt, fried blood with tamarind, grilled shellfish with quail eggs, fried snails with coconut … not to be missed. Each dish of snails is only quite affordable, only 30,000 – 40,000 VND but very good quality. In addition to snails, the shop also has other dishes such as grilled shrimp with salt and pepper, shrimp with salted egg sauce, grilled chicken feet.
Source: Lan Anh, Pham Kim Ngan
First Aunt Snail
Address: 171 Co Bac, Co Giang Ward, District 1
Price: VND 30,000 VND
Sales hours: 9am – 12pm
“Netflix snail shop” is the name that many people remember when referring to Aunt Tru’s snail shop. Chosen to air on a Netflix Asian street food documentary, her aunt’s snail shop is getting more and more crowded. In addition, this snail shop also has a strange operating hour that only sells in the morning from 9 am until noon. When coming to the restaurant, diners should order fried snails with coconut or fried snails with black pepper. Stir-fried coconut snails are thoroughly boiled, imbued with the fatty taste of coconut milk and seasoned to taste. As for snails fried with black pepper, the aroma of ginger and the spicy taste of pepper is fragrant, especially the snails here are very fresh, so diners do not need to worry when coming to enjoy.
Although located in the heart of District 1 is expensive, but a plate full of snails costs only 30,000 VND. Most of the customers who come to the restaurant order more than five dishes of snails to eat for their stomach, but the price is only about 200,000 VND. The shop is most crowded from 11 am to 12 pm, so diners take advantage of the time to stop waiting too long.
Snails in Ban Co market
Address: 174/43 Nguyen Thien Thuat, Ward 3, District 3
Price: 30,000 VND -120,000 VND
Selling time: 10:00 – 22:00
Walking along Ban Co market there are many snail shops, but diners should try Oc Xuyen restaurant because the reasonable price goes hand in hand with the quality. Therefore, this snail shop is always crowded, especially in the evening from 8 pm to 10 pm and there are foreign guests coming to eat. Outdoor seating should be quite spacious and well ventilated. The snails at this restaurant are quite fresh and well prepared. Especially, diners coming here should order snails filled with cheese and Thai steamed clams, which are worth the money. Snails are big, firm, cooked with greasy cheese sauce, especially a very large plate, enough for three to four people to eat. The most memorable Thai steamed clams is the rich broth, for those who like spicy food.
To the restaurant, diners have to park their car because this is a market area. However, when finished eating, guests will be deducted the parking fee from the bill.
Hundred Billion Snail 20k
Address: 251 Duong Ba Trac, Ward 1, District 8
Price: 25,000 VND – 45,000 VND
Selling time: 18h00 – 22h30
Although only a small table by the roadside sells all kinds of snails, it is a quality “snail table” at an extremely affordable price. Coming to the restaurant, diners should try the garlic snail with butter and salted egg yolk sauce for only 45,000 VND. Fresh, chewy snails with the fatty taste of salted eggs and the aroma of corn butter. In addition, fried nail snails with morning glory are also chosen by many diners. In addition to snails, the shop also has other equally attractive dishes such as chicken gizzards, shrimp, squid and especially fried chicken feet with corn butter that are worth enjoying. With a price of only 25,000 VND, this is worthy of a restaurant that office workers should remember every time they remember the taste of snails, but they don’t have much money at the end of the month.
Address: 35 D5 Street, Ward 25, Binh Thanh District
Price: from 39,000 VND
Selling time: 17h00 – 23h00
This snail shop has a spacious space, suitable for meetings of your group every weekend or after every working hour. This restaurant has quite a variety of snails and seafood. At the restaurant, diners should order snails with salted egg sauce and grilled oysters with onion fat. Snails with egg sauce with salted egg sauce are greasy and mixed with spices. Grilled oysters with fresh onion fat, fragrant with onions. In addition to snails, clams and scallops, this restaurant also has hot pot, especially you should try the “best seller” hotpot with chili chicken.
Source: Mai Thanh Tung, Snail 39K D5 Page
Kenh Te snails
Address: 189B Ton That Thuyet, Ward 3, District 4
Price: 40,000 VND – 120,000 VND
Sales Hours: 17:00 – 23:00
Kenh Te snail shop on Ton That Thuyet street is no stranger to snails. The shop is right near the embankment, so it has a cool atmosphere, suitable for “chill” evenings with friends. The snails here are fresh and firm, especially the large size. Coming here, diners should try the fragrant fatty quail egg shellfish with roasted crabs with salt and chili, but eat very “sticky”. In addition to the 50,000 VND dishes, most dishes such as scallops, chem copy, clams, … are only 40,000 VND. In addition, diners can try more expensive dishes such as snails with salted egg sauce for 100,000 VND but extremely high quality. A plate of many snails with a thick salted egg sauce to eat bread is the standard post.
Source: Luu Anh Khoa, Meo Nguyen, Oc Kenh Te Page