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Oc - specialities you must try when visiting Ho Chi Minh City

January 11, 2022 - 964 views

Do you want to try unique and novel dishes when you come to Ho Chi Minh City? Have you ever tried Oc (snails) before? The article will give you all about Oc.

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) is famous for many delicious dishes, of which Snail is a favorite dish of many people. In particular, thanks to the ingenious transformation in the processing and skill of Saigon people, Oc dishes quickly became one of the most popular dishes to win the hearts of foreign tourists. Join us to learn about these Oc dishes.

What is Oc (snails)?

Snails are a rich source of protein, vitamins, and minerals like magnesium, selenium, vitamin E, and phosphorus that are essential for the body. However, there are many parasites in the snail that cause disease. So, to enjoy peace of mind, people can process snails in different ways such as roasting snails with salt, stir-frying snails with lemongrass, and grilling snails then topped with melted lard, peanuts, and chopped green onions.

Oc Ho Chi Minh city

Oc (Snails) is one the must-try when you visit Ho Chi Minh city

The crispy crunchy taste of snails combined with spices Spicy as lemongrass, chili, pepper, garlic, or sweet aromatic spices like butter, coconut, peanuts makes you fall in love with these Oc dishes.

Delicious dishes made from Oc (snails)

Boiled snails (Oc Luoc)

Boiled snails are not only attractive by the freshness, toughness, crunchy but also attractive by the special taste of dipping sauce with the aroma of lemon and lemongrass. This Oc dish is very popular, not only in Ho Chi Minh City but also in many parts of Vietnam.

This Oc dish is boiled along with lemongrass and lemon leaves. Oc Luoc is best when it is served with a bowl of unique dipping sauce. The dipping sauce is made from fish sauce, chili, ginger, lemongrass, garlic, sugar, and vinegar (or lemon).

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Oc Luoc is tasty with a bowl of dipping sauce

Coconut stir-fried snails (Oc Len Xao Dua)

Oc Ho Chi Minh city

This Oc dish is common with many people thanks to its characteristic sweet and fatty taste. A plate of greasy coconut snails with simple ingredients: snails, coconut milk, grated coconut, garlic, and spices.

Oc Mong Tay Nuong Mo Hanh (Jackknife clam)

This is a special Oc dish with a strong aroma that brings a delicious taste to the eaters. Snails are grilled then topped with melted lard, peanuts, and chopped green onions. This Oc dish is very sweet and delicious, crunchy, and greasy. Oc tastes best when it’s served hot.

Oc Ho Chi Minh city

 Oc Mong Tay Nuong Mo Hanh is delicious and attractive

In general, these Oc dishes will be enjoyed by using toothpicks, sticks with a slightly sharp tip to keep snails out.

Where to eat these Oc delicious dishes in Ho Chi Minh City?

  • Oc To - C128, Xom Chieu, Ward 15, District 4 (price: $ 2.15)
  • Oc Nhu - Dien Bien Phu Street, District 3 (price: $ 1.51 - $ 2.58)
  • Oc Nho - Le Quoc Hung Street, District 4 (price: $ 1.29 - $ 2.15)
  • Oc Ba Co Loc Coc - 222 Khanh Hoi, Ward 6, District 4 (price: $ 3.45 - $ 4.31)
  • Oc Quang Anh- To Hien Thanh, District 10 (price: $ 1.72)

These delicious Oc dishes always make visitors fascinated and remember forever. Saigon people always create and improve Oc dishes to become more delicious and unique. If you have the opportunity to visit Ho Chi Minh City, you should enjoy these Oc dishes.

Pham Vy

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