Grilled Snails with Pepper – Eat Best Food in Can Tho
Grilled Snails with Pepper – Eat Best Food in Can Tho

Can Tho grilled snail with green pepper is a specialty that is both delicious and cheap. This dish is not only popular locally, but it is also loved by many tourists, especially young people. If you are about to travel to Can Tho but still do not know where to enjoy this dish, let’s find out with us.

By Thomas Vietnam at | All Best Foods & Restaurants in Can Tho

Grilled Snails with Pepper – Eat Best Food in Can Tho

1. Better to Know as a Food Lover

Find them: Ninh Kieu District, Can Tho city.

Best time: Dusk-Dawn

Don’t miss: Grilled Snails with Pepper

Local’s pick: Tan Loc Islet, Cu Lao May Islet

Tourist’s pick:

– La Ca Restaurant: 118 Tran Van Kheo, Cai Khe, Ninh Kieu, Can Tho

– Mau Than snail restaurant: 23-24 Mau Than, An Nghiep, Ninh Kieu, Can Tho

– Sister’s restaurant: 27-29 Le Loi, Ninh Kieu District, Can Tho

– Hoa Su Restaurant: Cai Khe Island Roundabout, Le Loi, Ninh Kieu District, Can Tho

– Song Que Restaurant: 32 Le Loi, Cai Khe, Ninh Kieu, Can Tho

– Night Snail 77: 305 Nguyen Van Linh Street, An Khanh Ward, Ninh Kieu, Can Tho


Facts: It’s called grilled snail with pepper because the main ingredients that make this excellent dish are snails and pepper.

2. Better to Know Grilled Snails with Pepper

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To make this dish, people usually boil the snail briefly and then bake it. Snails are grilled on a charcoal stove to retain the natural aroma and flavor of the dish. Then people add fish sauce that has been mixed with spices to taste like: pepper, garlic, monosodium glutamate … Bake until the water inside boils, slightly dries up, then put out on a plate to use.

When grilling snails, do not forget to turn the snails evenly and let the snails face down on the grill, otherwise it is easy to burn the shell and snail meat.

The cooked snail will have a characteristic sweet taste mixed with spices in fish sauce. The spicy taste of pepper on the tip of the tongue and the sweet and salty taste just enough will make you fall in love.

3. Grilled Snails with Pepper in Can Tho

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Whether grilled snail with green pepper in Can Tho is delicious or not depends a lot on fish sauce when grilled. This fish sauce must be spicy, sour, salty and sweet. Grilled snails will be more delicious if you serve them with laksa leaves. In addition, you can also bake fresh snails to enjoy the natural snail flavor, sweet and crispy snail meat without having to wait long.

When eating grilled snails with green pepper in Can Tho, you need to drink the whole spice juice inside the snail. The hotter the snail, the tastier it is. The spicy flavor mixed with the salty taste of snails makes this delicious dish more delicious.

4. How to Make Grilled Snails with Pepper

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Ingredients for Grilled Snails with Green Pepper

Snail 1 kg (medium size)

Green pepper 50 gr

Ginger 1 branch

1 horn chili pepper

Garlic 1 bulb

Red onion 50 gr

Chili sauce 2 tablespoons

Fish sauce 2 tablespoons

Sugar / monosodium glutamate

How to choose to buy fresh green pepper

Green pepper is best when it’s just picked, if you don’t have this plant, you should choose places that sell green pepper that is well preserved in the refrigerator, has a bright green color, is shiny, the peel is not dark, and the pepper is still lying on the ground. on the branch does not fall off.

Implementation tools

Charcoal stove, grill, pot, tongs, knife, cutting board…

How to cook Grilled Snails with Green Pepper

Step 1. Preliminary processing and boiling of snails

Wash snails, put them in a large bowl with a little chili and chopped ginger, soak overnight or at least 2 hours to clean the snails’ slime and dirt. Then rinse again.

You bring snails into a pot of water with a little chili, boil for 10 minutes. After boiling, take it out and let it dry.

When the snail is completely cooled, remove the cap and cut the tail of the snail, so that when baking the snail will not explode.

Step 2. Prepare other ingredients

Onions and garlic you peel and then mince together.

Ginger you scrape off the skin, then wash and mince.

Green pepper separates the seeds from the branch, takes some of it and crushes it, and the rest stays the same.

Step 3. Make the sauce

Put the prepared onion, garlic, ginger and pepper in a large bowl.

Add 2 tablespoons chili sauce, 2 tablespoons sugar, 2 tablespoons fish sauce, 1 teaspoon MSG and 10ml filtered water, then stir well.

Step 4. Grilled snails

You prepare a charcoal stove, place the grilling surface high above the coal fire.

You put the prepared snails on the grill for 5 minutes or until the snails are steaming hot.

You put the mixed sauce into each snail, continue to bake until the sauce boils and the candy has a strong aroma of green pepper rising up, the snail is cooked.

Pro tip: While baking, you should choose a griddle with interlocking squares so that when placing the snails, they will not overturn, avoiding the sauce pouring out of the snails.

Step 5. Finished product

You put green pepper grilled snails on a plate and serve with some laksa leaves and green chili salt, it’s great. Snails are both chewy, crunchy, succulent and fragrant with green pepper.

5. Pro tips:

Here are our tips for easing your mind (and stomach) around food-handling environments that you may not be used to.

Make sure the food is freshly cooked. If you’re eating hot street food, it’s always safest (not to mention more delicious) to eat food you can see being cooked to order.

Look for lines and busy stalls. Busy street food stalls are an indicator of popularity, and their high turnover rate means the food is never sitting out for hours and developing dreaded bacteria. Yes, long lines can be discouraging when you’re hungry after a full day of exploring, but it’s not worth the risk of grabbing precooked food from the empty spot next door.

Eat when the locals are eating. The last and most important element here is when to eat. You’re likely already on a weird eating schedule while you’re traveling, but it’s important to try and adjust to the eating times of where you are. A bowl of pho might be lunch for Americans, but it’s breakfast for the Vietnamese. This ensures that you’re eating freshly cooked food and that you can find the best and most popular places to eat.

If you can’t drink the water, then you can’t eat the salad. Most people get so hung up on not drinking the water or skipping ice in drinks that they don’t think about all of the other ways in which water is used in food service. Fruits and vegetables tend to be washed with tap water in most places, rather than the filtered water that locals drink—or sometimes it’s not washed at all. If you’re really craving some produce, try fruits you can peel or cooked veggies.

Trust your gut. If you’re unsure about the food or the way that it’s being prepared, then keep moving. Eating street food all over the world doesn’t make you an expert. Every stall and every country are different, and sometimes the rules can be harder to follow. When something doesn’t look, smell, or feel right, don’t eat it! Trust your judgment. Chances are that there’s another spot close by that’s making something more delicious.

Must-Eat Foods & Restaurants in Can Tho: Co Ut’s Cong cakeUt Dzach Fine Rice VermicelliThanh Van Grilled Pork SausageCrab Noodle Soup At Floating MarketScorched Rice with Caramelized Fish Sauce7-Toi’s Duck Meat PancakeBanh Mi ThuyBanana Blossom SaladFried Spring RollsFresh Spring RollsFetal duck egg (balut)Honeycomb CakeMini Sticky Rice CakeCassava Silkworm CakeGrilled Banana Wrapped in Sticky RiceKhmer-style Bun Goi Da SoupEgg CoffeeCon Son Grilled Snakehead FishBun Mam – Fermented Fish Noodle SoupLau Mam – Fermented Fish HotpotGrilled Snails with PepperMagenta Sticky Rice CakeDuck cooked with Fermented TofuRice Noodle PizzaVegetarian Noodle SoupSnails Stuffed With Pork

Must-Eat Foods & Restaurants in Chau Doc: Chau Doc Fish Noodle SoupSugar Palm FruitBasa Fish Hot PotMam (Fermented fish)Phu Huong Beef Noodle Soup, Broken Rice with Pork Chop, Long Xuyen Broken RiceNui Cam PancakeO Thum’s Chicken Grilled with Lime LeavesStir-fried Shrimp with Sesbania FlowerSweet & Sour Soup with Siamese Mud Carp Soup & Sesbania FlowerCaramelized & Braised CatfishGrilled Rice-field Rat with Salt and Chili

Must-Eat Foods & Restaurants in Soc Trang: Pia CakeCong Cake (Banh Cong)Bun Nuoc Leo Soc Trang’s Noodle SoupSoc Trang’s Bun Goi Da SoupDuck Noodle Soup with black PepperCurry Noodle SoupGrilled Beef on TileKhmer-style Tube CakeKhmer-style Mung Bean Cake (Banh In)Dried Radish (Xa Bau)Stir-Fried Noodles with Seafood (Mi Sua)Soc Trang’s Green Rice Flakes

Must-Eat Foods & Restaurants in Ben Tre: Phu Le Rice WineBen Tre’s Coconut CandyFlat BananaCoconut RiceSnail PancakeSea Snail with Coconut MilkCoconut WormYoung Coconut Salad with Shrimp & PorkSon Doc Puff Rice Paper

Must-Eat Foods & Restaurants in Cai Be: Puffed Rice Cake

Must-Eat Foods & Restaurants in Vinh Long: Elephant Ear Fish (fried giant gourami)

Must-Eat Foods & Restaurants in My Tho: Fried Sticky RiceSnakehead Fish Rice PorridgeHu Tieu My Tho (Noodle Soup)Coconut Banana Cake

Must-Eat Foods & Restaurants in Tra Vinh: Macapuno CoconutBun Nuoc Leo Tra Vinh’s Noodle SoupTra Cuon’s Sticky Rice Cake

Must-Eat Foods & Restaurants in Sadec: Sa Dec Noodle SoupSadec Crab HotpotLai Vung Spring RollsSa Giang Shrimp Puff PastryLai Vung Tangerine

Must-Eat Foods & Restaurants in Bac Lieu: Spicy Beef Noodle SoupBac Lieu’s Three-striped CrabWhite Radish PiesBac Lieu Thick Noodles & Creamy Coconut MilkBon Bon Pickles

Must-Eat Foods & Restaurants in Ca Mau: Banh tam ga cay (Silkworm rice cake with curried chicken)Grilled Vop clams with salt and pepperGrilled Mudskipper FishStone Crab Roast With SaltYoung Bee SaladNam Can’s CrabU Minh Forest’s HoneyU Minh’s Fermented Fish Hotpot

Must-Eat Foods & Restaurants in Hau Giang: Cau Duc PineappleCai Tac’s Pork Organs PorridgeHau Giang’s Bronze Featherback Fish Cake

Must-Eat Foods & Restaurants in Ha Tien: Herring Fish SaladSpider crab cake soupKen Noodle soupXoi Xiem (Siamese sticky rice)Steamed Noodle soupHa Tien Oyster porridge

Must-Eat Foods & Restaurants in Rach Gia: Stir Noodle SoupKien Giang Fish Noodle Soup

Must-Eat Foods & Restaurants in Con Dao: Bang nut jamVu Nang SnailRoasted Pork Bread (Banh Mi)Coconut Ice Cream

Must-Eat Foods & Restaurants in Phu Quoc: Phu Quoc Sim WinePhu Quoc PepperPhu Quoc fish sauce

Hopefully, the above tips will help you to come up with a great plan for your adventure in Mekong River Delta, Vietnam. Have a safe trip!

“Sleep less, travel more, respect more” – Thomas Vietnam – Local travel expert.

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