The spicy and sour mussel snail noodle with the favor of Thai hotpot is the favorite dish of many people on the rainy days. It is sold near the cuisine area of market 200 – Chieu village, District 4, Saigon.
Mussel snail noodle
Going across a crowed street in rush hour in District 4, you will not regret when seeing the bowl of eye- catching mussel snail noodle. A bowl of the noodle includes the instant noodle, the spicy stirred mussel and snail and fresh vegetables. The broth of this dish has the same favor as Thai hotpot, very sour and spicy. The mussel and snail in this dish is very fresh and can be served with a small bowl of sour and spicy fish sauce.
When you order, you will see 2 big broth pots which always put on the oven to keep warm. The owner will boil the noodle and put it into a bowl then add the broth. If the customers want their dish spicier, the owner will add more satay into the bowl. The most favorite food in this restaurant is the mussel snail noodle, in addition to the mussel snail Pho and oysters which is marinated and stirred with satay. The vegetable helps strengthen the favor of this dish. When enjoying this dish, the customer will feel the piquancy from both stirred mussel and snail and the sauce. If you feel too spicy, you can order lemon tea, coconut or ginseng water which is also sold by the owner.
Where to eat
There are a few restaurants serving the mussel snail noodle in the district 4, opening from 7 a.m to 7 p.m, very crowed in the afternoon. You can go to the church of Chieu village or Ngo Van So street, 100m from the cross with Nguyen Tat Thanh street to enjoy this dish. The price is 25,000VND for a full bowl and the price for an added bowl of mussel and snail or oyster is 15,000VND. The restaurant is located in the sidewalk with some plastic chairs and tables but very clean, most crowed in 5-6 p.m.