HAI PHONG STREET FOOD – Eating Snails, Seafood, and Fertilized Quail Eggs | VIETNAMESE FOOD

HAI PHONG STREET FOOD – Eating Snails, Seafood, and Fertilized Quail Eggs | VIETNAMESE FOOD


Hey what’s up guys, it’s Cory here.
Today we’re in Hai Phong, a port city located 90km east of Hanoi. It’s the 3rd most populous city in Vietnam. We’re going to have an awesome seafood lunch at a restaurant tucked away in a really small alley. Here’s the alley full of people eating, and right here’s the restaurant where you order. And as you can see, just motorcycles going right by you as you eat. But check this out. There’s a wide variety of snails, clams, and other seafood goodies to choose from. First, you place your order with the staff and they begin to cook up the dishes right away. The fresh seafood and reasonable prices make this place very busy every single day. We ended up ordering 5 different dishes to try. These are rock crab claws cooked in a tamarind and plum sauce. Here’s a claw that’s been cracked open. You can see the nice fat meat sticking in there. Going to suck the meat out. So much meat in these claws. It’s very messy, but it’s fun.
And it tastes really, really good! Alright, so we got some Oc Len, this is kind of like a spiral snail here. And let me show you how to eat this, we have some wire cutters here. And we’re going to snip off the tip. So there’s a hole. And then, we dip it in this sauce. Then you suck the snail out from the big hole. So the air goes in the small hole and then comes out the big hole. It’s as easy as that! Let’s try to suck out more of these spiral snails. It’s fun! There’s a little bitter taste to that one, but with the sauce it counteracts that bitterness. These are kind of like a little developed quail egg. So you can see it’s similar to the bigger one, the duck egg that I ate in the Hoi An video. But these are smaller, you can see that it fits on a spoon like this. And you can see it’s got what looks like an eyeball in there. That’s partially developed. But it’s also got some other stuff here, there’s some cripsy shallots on top. I’m going to eat the whole thing. Wow. Mmmm! That’s like some kind of ginger sauce. It’s weird because I feel like I’m eating an egg, but it’s also very meaty, so I’m like “Am I eating a piece of chicken?” It’s a very interesting texture, but the flavor is really nice. Alright so our 4th dish came out. It’s these snails right there. We’re kind of almost already done with the crab claws. Still making our way through the spiral snails. Haven’t touched the oysters on ice yet. This is Nước chấm dipping sauce. And I’ve added some red chilies and a bunch of minced ginger. So this is going to be what we use to dip the snails over here. So we got this little pointy device to help pull out the snail. As you can see, it comes right out like that. And then you dip it in the sauce. And enjoy. Let’s go ahead and pull this one out. Ohhhh yeah! Look at that! And we dip it into this sauce.
hahahaha Yummy! Wow, that’s got some kick! I added a lot of chili peppers to my dipping sauce, very spicy! But it goes really well with the ginger! I like that a lot! Yeah, let’s go for this oyster here. Let’s get some lime on that. Just a little. Whoops. Got some seed on there. Pull that seed out. Bye seed! And now we’re going to put some chili on there. Some chili sauce. Oh oh oh! Looks good! Ok, you guys know that whenever there’s a chance to have raw oysters, I always take it. I love raw oysters! Let’s go! Mmmm! Wow! That’s some of the freshest oysters I’ve had in Vietnam, hands down. One good turn deserves another. Here we go!
Another oyster! Mmmm! Oh so creamy and silky smooth. That was a meaty one too! Since this is really messy, they actually have a cleaning station. Let me show you real quick. So right here they have this little faucet to wash your hands, which is totally cool. But then this, this little bucket here. You can see there. This little bucket, on the inside, it has this like warm brothy thing. And it smells kind of sweet like ginger or tea or something, I don’t know. But you dip your hands in it after you wash so they don’t smell like seafood. Isn’t that cool? If you guys are looking to eat here, I have the address down below in the description box. Check it out, come here, they’re super friendly! Alright guys, it’s rapidly approaching night time so I’m going to go ahead and wrap this up. Thanks for watching!!
And I’ll see you guys in the next video, bye!!!

46 thoughts on “HAI PHONG STREET FOOD – Eating Snails, Seafood, and Fertilized Quail Eggs | VIETNAMESE FOOD

  1. Are you a seafood lover? Do you like snails? Would you eat a fertilized egg that's partially developed?
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  2. I do not but thanks love your videos looks like your injoying yourself thanks Happy New Year ๐ŸŽŠ๐Ÿป๐ŸŽ‹โ˜ฎ๏ธโค๏ธ๐Ÿ€๐Ÿฆ‹๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต

  3. Andrew Zimmer said โ€œif it looks good. Eat itโ€. Iโ€™ll try it some day, but not sure when that day will be. You need to check Bun Tra Ha Noi out, homie. Former president Obama and Anthony tore it up during his last visit. Lol. Great video by the way… Just keep it coming.

  4. ํ•˜์ˆ˜ ์ •ํ™”๋ฅผ ํ•˜์ง€ ์•Š๊ณ  ๋ฐ”๋กœ ๊ฐ•์ด๋‚˜ ๋ฐ”๋‹ค๋กœ ๋ฒ„๋ฆฌ๋Š” ๋‚˜๋ผ์—์„œ๋Š” ํ•ด์‚ฐ๋ฌผ์„ ์ƒ์œผ๋กœ ๋จน์œผ๋ฉด ์•ˆ๋ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค.
    ๋Œ€์žฅ๊ท ์— ์˜ค์—ผ๋˜์–ด ์žˆ์„ ๊ฐ€๋Šฅ์„ฑ์ด ๋†’๊ฑฐ๋“ ์š”.

    ํ•œ๊ตญ๋„ ๊ตด์ด ๋งŽ์ด ์ƒ์‚ฐ๋˜์ง€๋งŒ ๋ฏธ๊ตญ์œผ๋กœ ์ˆ˜์ถœ ๋ชปํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค. ๋Œ€์žฅ๊ท ์— ์˜ค์—ผ๋œ ๊ตด์ด ๋งŽ์•„์„œ์š”.
    ํ•˜์ˆ˜ ์ •ํ™”ํ•˜๋Š” ํ•œ๊ตญ์ด ์ด ์ •๋„์ธ๋ฐ ํ•˜์ˆ˜ ์ •ํ™” ์•ˆํ•˜๋Š” ๋ฒ ํŠธ๋‚จ์€ ๋ง ์•ˆํ•ด๋„ ์ž˜ ์•„์‹ค ๋“ฏ…
    You'de better not to eat raw seafood in southeast asia.

  5. LOve your spirit all the time!!!! Yes, Hai phong is full of sea food. Glad you enjoyed Hai Phong. I love Hai phong spicy food also!!!

  6. hi cory sea food yes snails maybe I,v had snails in france but different ones the rest ,, um I donttttt think soooo hehe

  7. I don't know how people can stay so slim and fit over there when foods are so abundant, cheap and easily accessible.
    BTW, Raw oysters are very good for your manhood in case you didn't know.

  8. Good morning from Las Vegas, so happy to wake up with you video. When are you going to review your girlfriend? We like to meet her.

  9. Love this video since my favorite is good seafood. The oysters seem a bit expensive. I prefer the stone crabs plainly steamed with nothing other than a bit of lemon and no butter.

  10. Cory thank you for sharing but no I would never try those eggs. And never eat snails. Snails give me the creeps and can't stand them. No raw oysters either. My dad use to eat those raw too after his night of drinking. But you enjoy your eats. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ™‹

  11. Oh this is a great one Cory. Firstly, Hai Phong is not a well known city for vloggers but you're right, their fresh seafood is awesome. Oh and the Vietnamese dipping sauces, I miss them so much, all of them ๐Ÿ™‚ And those Vietnamese dipping sauces are very light and not creamy/fattening either. BTW, I like your natural reaction at 4:44, so genuine. Hope you don't mind my hijacking the comment with this long one but I think you'll like it. I'll tell you a funny story about the "aromatic water". 2000, first time back to VN after having left there in 1975 and let's face it, we Americans (mainlander no less) don't know how to do seafood. Anyway, 3rd day in Hanoi and my sister was visiting her husband's relatives in Nam Dinh so I was on my own. Went to a seafood restaurant and ordered some crabs (blown away by the cheap price of fresh crab). They brought out the 2 dishes I ordered and a 3rd dish, a bowl of "broth" with some leaves in it and twinge of lemon/lemongrass aroma. It smelled really good and I didn't know how it went with my other dishes so I called the waitress to ask her how to eat it. She started giggling (you know how Vietnamese girls cover their mouth when they burst out giggling) and said "No, that's aromatic water to wash your the crab shell smell from my hands after finish eating". That's when I thought, now that is a food culture. Enjoy Hai Phong. BTW, you really should try to catch Hai Phong around May, Hai Phong has a lot of the Phoenix trees (cay Phuong Vy) and the red flowers blooming at the end of Spring and announcing the arrival of Summer is awesome, particular for school kids. The way the Phuong Vy lined both sides of the boulevard is really pretty.

  12. Another insight if you don't know this already. Hai Phong is kind of like Marseilles in France, port city, great seafood, and renowned for the crime syndicate and tough people. You should tease your girlfriend about this. That ought to impress her about your due diligence in trying to understand her hometown … plus you can always change tack and blame it on some stupid Viet Kieu if she is offended at the characterization of people in Hai Phong ๐Ÿ™‚ Take care and thanks for posting.

  13. I do like seafood though iยดd probably be carefull with snails… Friends of mine made some of those escargot snails. Really disgusting, it smelled gross, the texture was rubbery and unpleasant, otherwise all you really taste beneath some gross smell are the spices and butter. After that experience I am pretty carefull when it comes to snails.

  14. No fertilized eggs for me somehow it seems cruel. I have regular eggs every morning though…. I love seafood and ok with snails (in garlic sauce!) Good to see you exploring.

  15. I just see your video, it's so good. Last 3 year, i had worked on this restaurant as the employee. My boss is very nice ( Ms. Thuy & Mr. Duong ) they give me the job during time i stady Viet Nam Maritime University. Once again, thanks for good video

  16. darling you do not eat the end part of the snails (the intestines,etc)..that's where the bitterness comes from…..oh well u r still in one piece

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