Who likes to eat snails and shellfish? I DO! I’m a big fan 😀 I love escargots, mussels, and other shellfish. In Vietnam, they have different style of cooking for snails and shellfishes. There are many seafood restaurants here, but I’ve just tried one of them. It’s Quan Oc Khanh. Located in a small alley in district 1, or to be exact in 25/5 Nguyen Binh Khiem, Ho Chi Minh City.
I’ve been here 2 times. I know this place from my language teacher in VLS. She also loves to eat 😀 First visit was at dinner time several weeks ago, and the second one was yesterday at lunch. Amazingly, this place always busy when we came. They are open from 11.30 am til 10.00 pm everyday. It’s a very local place, with small table and small chairs. I like it though.
Their menu has pictures, so you can see which kind of snail, shellfish, or other seafood you want to order. There are some pictures on the wall as well to help you order the food.
They serve the food with banh mi (or vietnamese bread). If you want to have banh mi, you need to order it first. And if you don’t eat it, they still charge you based on the order. For example, we ordered 3 banh mi last time, but ended up only ate 1 banh mi. And they charged us for 3 banh mi. So for banh mi, you pay what you order, even though you can’t finish it.
These are what we ordered yesterday. I forgot to take note of their names T.T
This one is cooked with garlic and onion. Really good! My friend told me that this clam when you eat it raw, it tastes like blood.
This one is another type of clam, grilled with cheese (or pho mai in Vietnamese). Eat it while hot/warm. I like the clam but I think it would be better if it cooked with onion or garlic.
This one scallop with cheese. The scallop is really juicy! Yummy~ My friend likes to eat cheese, so she ordered cheese as well for this one lol…
This one is some kind of sea snails, cooked in butter. It’s a bit spicy for me. One thing to be noted is the butter has sweet flavor, not the salty one.
Last one is this. I saw the picture on their wall, and I’ve been wanting to tried this kind of snails. This one cooked with coconut milk. Yummy~
For all of those and 3 banh mi + 3 ice tea, we paid for 377.000 vnd (about 17 usd).
Next time I will try another type of cooking and another type of seafood 😀 And of course I want to try other restaurant as well 😉