Rice Paddy Snails Cooked with Pickled Bamboo Shoot, Lincang
The snails from the rice paddy are cleaner than those from a lake or pond. Before cooking, the living snails are kept in clean water for three or four days to let them give off their body refuse and sands. When cooked, the end of ea snail is removed so that the seasonings can penetrate. A variety of seasonings like ginger, green onion, pepper, garlic and chili are added to the snails and pickled bamboo shoot which are cooked together for about 10 minutes. This special dish stimulates the appetite and good for eating rice and drinking beer. It is a very common dish that can be found in any Thai community or restaurant.
Tips:It is very hot and spicy.