Top Seafood Dishes In Ho Chi Minh city

Snail Dish In Vietnam

Top Seafood Dishes In Ho Chi Minh City

There are countless of street foods in Ho Chi Minh city (Saigon) and seafood is one of the most favorite dishes among locals and tourists. Saigon people usually eat seafood at street foods stalls in the evening. Traveling to Saigon, foreign visitors should try amazing seafood and have fun like local people. Here are top seafood dishes in Ho Chi Minh city.

1. Dry stir-fried ocean crab leg with salt and chili
Dry stir fried ocean crab leg with salt and chili is a famous Saigon street food not only with locals but also foreign visitors. Fresh ocean crab legs are first boiled, then dry stir-fried with salt and chili. The perfect dish mustn’t be too dry but there’s a thin cover of salt and chili on the shell. The dish is best served right after cooking and you can enjoy the food at its best. Removing meat from the ocean crab leg, it’s time to enjoy this mouthwatering street food. It’s such a best choice on a rainy day when it’s cooler. Try the dish and you’ll never regret.

Seafood in Saigon

2. Dry stir-fried sweet snail with salt
Sweet snail is the most popular snail within Saigon Snail dishes. Sweet snail meat is a little tough and rubbery. There are many methods to cook this kind of snail and frying with salt is the most common. The special condiments used in the dish is shrimp salt (salt is dry stir-fried with grounded shrimp) from Tay Ninh province. The perfect mix of sweet snail meat and shrimp salt really makes a yummy dish!

Oc Huong Rang Muoi Ot Or Roasted Sweet Snail With Salt And Chili - one of Top Seafood Dishes In Ho Chi Minh city

3. Dry stir-fried sweet snail with salt and black pepper
This’s actually a dish that customers couldn’t miss when entering a snail restaurant or snail stall in Saigon. Other method of cooking sweet snail is frying with salt and black pepper.

Seafood in Saigon

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4. Grilled garlic snail with spicy fish sauce dip
The best way to cook garlic snail is grilling. It can be grilled with oil and chopped green onion, butter or cheese. But grilled garlic snail with sweet, sour and spicy fish sauce dip is best of all.

Grilled Garlic Snail With Spicy Fish Sauce Dip 1

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5. Grilled horned nerite snail with fish sauce
Grilled horned nerite snail with fish sauce attracts customers with it great flavour. After washing the snail, the cook put them into a pot and boil until it’s medium cooked. Then he uses top of a knife to remove the meat from the shells and throw out the organs in the meat. The snail meat is cut into pieces and put back into the shells, then grilled on charcoal until it smells. The dish is ready for serving.

Seafood in Saigon

6. Spicy stir-fried gun snail with butter
Firstly the snail meat is stir-fried with butter, chili and garlic. Then stir-fried snail meat is put back into the shell and grilled on charcoal. The dish is served with mix of salt, pepper and lemon juice.

Seafood in Saigon

7. Spicy stir-fried coconut snail with butter

Coconut snail is stir-fried in creamy coconut milk, chili and salt is really a mouth-watering dish.

Seafood in Saigon

8. Grilled starfruit snail with fresh black pepper
Boiled snail meat is put back into the shell and grilled on charcoal with fresh black pepper. The dish is done when the snail meat turns yellow.

Seafood in Saigon

9. Grilled apple snail with fresh black pepper
Grill apple snail with green pepper is a rural dish that can be served as an appetizers. The dip is made from grounded fresh black pepper, salt, sugar, coconut milk and other spices.

Oc Buou Nuong Tieu Xanh Or Grilled Medium Sized Edible Snail With Green Pepper

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10. Dry stir-fried crab
This’s a healthy dish with great flavour. Fresh crab after dry stir-frying is coated by salt and chili mix that is blended into the crab meat.

Boiled Ocean Crab In Vietnam

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Ocean Crab In Vietnam

11. Sunbathing shrimp
What a strange name of food! The name comes from the way shrimp is cook. The shrimps are sun-dried in one day before being peeled. Then they are soaked with a mixed fish sauce with sugar, pickled chili and deep fried. The flavour is strange as its name. It’s worth a try.

Sunbathing Shrimp Vietnam

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12. Grilled eel with salt and chili
Eel meat is delicious and nutritious so that it is used in many Vietnamese recipes: braised eel with pickles, grilled eel with lemon leaf… The method that helps to keep meat water of eel is grilling. An delicious Vietnamese food that any foreigner shouldn’t miss.
You can find top seafood dishes in Ho Chi Minh city, which are listed above on Vinh Khanh street (District 4), Nguyen Thuong Hien street (District 3) and To Hien Thanh street (District 10)… Or you can come to Oc Xinh on Khanh Hoi street (District 4), street food stalls on Tran Quoc Thao street (District 3), Khoai restaurant (District 3).

Seafood in Saigon

Do you mouth-water when you read about top seafood dishes in Ho Chi Minh city? Are you excited to eat these amazing Saigon street foods? Our talented guides of Scooter Saigon Tour are pleased to take you to the best street food stalls to enjoy best street foods in Ho Chi Minh city. Browse our Saigon motorbike tours here.

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