Snail noodle soup: A dish brings the breath of Hanoi

Update: 08:57 | 17/07/2018

Like the French, the Vietnamese eat snails too, but not the same kind of snails. They eat oc (Vietnamese freshwater snails), which are smaller and chewier than their land-based cousins. 'Bun oc' (snail noodle soup) is a dish that brings the breath of Hanoi.

Snail noodle soup, breath of Hanoi, freshwater snails, smaller and chewier, land-based cousins, bun oc, snail noodle soup

'Bun oc' (snail noodle soup) is a dish that brings the breath of Hanoi.

To prepare a delicious 'bun oc', makers have to be careful to choose a good snail that is very fat and not soaked in the water too long. Then they choose the best bun (rice noodle).

Spices for bun oc include many things, including tomato, vinegar, oil, pepper, salt, sugar and many kinds of aromatic vegetables together with salad and banana flowers in small slices.

Snail noodle soup, breath of Hanoi, freshwater snails, smaller and chewier, land-based cousins, bun oc, snail noodle soup

Cooked snails are arranged neatly in a bowl of bun with fried tofu and fresh herbs.

Cooked snails are arranged neatly in a bowl of bun with fried tofu and fresh herbs, and the dish is finished with a hot, sweet and sour broth that is poured over all of the cold ingredients. Finally, a few slices of cooked tomatoes are placed on top.

One of the oldest places serving bun oc in Hanoi is in Hang Chai street. Sometimes when it is too busy, guests have to hold their bowls in their hands because there are not enough tables. Still, it is a fun experience if you want to eat like a local.

Source: NDO

 
Bình luận mới vừa được thêm vào. Click để xem
Mới nhấtHay nhấtXếp theo: