Here are 3 famous sidewalk snail shops in Hanoi that you will regret if you haven’t tried them.
Ha Trang snail – Dinh Liet
People in the old town often call the shop with a quick name “Snail Trang Dinh Liet” because the shop is located on Dinh Liet Street, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, near the intersection with Hang Bac. Ha Trang snails are famous for being delicious, fatty and clean snails, so even though the price is quite high, this is still a favorite hot snail address for Hanoians.
What attracts customers at this snail shop on a small street in this old town is the dipping sauce. The dipping sauce here is considered by gourmets to be the best in Hanoi. It is still fish sauce, sugar, ginger, lemongrass, kumquat, chili thanks to its own recipe that makes it easy for customers to become addicted when they have tried it. Many people advise, after eating snails here, you should ask for a bowl of boiled snail juice and then add a dipping sauce as a way to end the boiled snail meal completely and properly. The shop also has fried spring rolls, pineapple steamed clams, very fragrant and delicious.
Address: 1A Dinh Liet Street, Hang Bac, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi.
Opening hours 17:00 – 20:00
Reference price: 60,000 – 80,000 VND.
Oanh Oanh – Ham Long
If anyone has ever eaten Oanh snails, they will forever remember the taste of fragrant snails after boiling as if choosing ingredients to pick up each snail. The fat snails, soft meat are cleaned, combined with the restaurant’s own dipping sauce. The shop mainly sells sidewalks, so it is often crowded, so diners who want to enjoy boiled snails without being crowded and waiting can buy take-out.
If you want to relax to enjoy the delicious taste of hot snails, you should avoid going at crowded hours like office hours because the small sidewalk restaurant also limits the number of guests eating at the same time. A special feature of Oanh snail is that it has added salted figs, which is quite strange. In addition to traditional boiled snails, this restaurant also has fried snails with coconut, steamed clams, fried clams, fried potatoes, fried spring rolls… quite diverse.
Address: No. 18 Ham Long Street, opposite Ham Long Church, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi.
Opening hours: 15:00 – 22:00
Reference price: 50,000 VND – 100,000 VND.
Sister Le – Cua Bac
Clean snails are the point that even fastidious diners cannot fault at Ms. Le’s snail shop. The snail is hot, comes out clean, not gritty, not viscous, when eaten, it is crunchy and fragrant, mixed with a little special sauce that is just enough sour, spicy, salty and sweet that many snail enthusiasts will definitely only go to the above snail shop. North Gate when craving for snails.
But boiled snails are just part of Ms. Le’s diverse menu of snails. In addition to screws, boiled screws with ginger and lemongrass typical of the North, there are also fried clam snails with coconut, fried tamarind and many other snacks. The price of boiled snails here ranges from 35,000 to 70,000, depending on the type of large or small.
Address: 88 Cua Bac, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi
Opening hours: 14:00 – 22:00
Reference price: 15,000 VND – 50,000 VND.