Ninh Binh mountain snail specialties: Crispy, delicious, strange make diners fall in love

Update: 13/12/2022
Not only has wild beauty, many cultural and historical relics - Ninh Binh also attracts tourists by its culinary culture with many strange and unique dishes. One of them is the Ninh Binh mountain snail dish that always makes "super-hearts" of many diners because of its rich, sweet and nutritious taste.

Mountain snail is a very famous Ninh Binh specialty. The special thing about this snail is that they live in the mountains and eat medicinal plants, roots, young they are very nutritious and benign. People even spread the word about mountain snails as a medicine. This type of snail lives in limestone caves, especially in the limestone mountains of Tam Diep, Yen Mo, Nho Quan and Hoa Lu. It is not easy to catch mountain snails because they only come out of the cave from April to August.

The processing of mountain snails is not too picky. Snails are washed and soaked with rice water can be processed. Ginger, lemongrass, chopped lemon leaves, can be combined with a little wine will be the perfect seasoning to have a delicious pot of boiled snails. Snail dipping sauce is the "highlight" of this rustic dish. The sour, sweet and spicy taste of ginger, garlic, lemongrass, lime leaves combined with pure fish sauce, white sugar mixed with just enough flavor will create a bowl of fragrant dipping sauce. Fragrant, crispy snail meat mixed with attractive aroma of wine; The spicy, aromatic taste of the sauce melts in your mouth. Not only boiled, mountain snails can be processed into fried snails with coconut, steamed with ginger and lemongrass, fried with satay.

With a sweet aroma, rich in nutrition. This is also the reason why this snail has high culinary value. When eating mountain snails, you must eat the whole snail intestine, so you can feel the fleshy, bitter taste and the aroma of traditional medicine. Perhaps it is the sweet taste, a little scent of forest leaves, that makes diners fascinated and remember forever with this specialty of rocky mountain snails.

Source: Translator: Hai Van
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