Liuzhou snail noodle soup is likened to “the durian of all kinds of noodle soup”, although “smelly” it is a favorite dish of many people.Even for many followers of this dish, the mild sour taste and delicious taste. The perfect combination of ingredients in Liuzhou snail noodle soup “overwhelms” always the “bad smell” and is extremely addictive.
The origin of Liuzhou snail noodle soup
Liuzhou snail noodle soup (螺蛳粉) comes from Liuzhou city, Guangxi province, China. Although it is called snail pho, in fact a bowl of Liuzhou snail noodle soup does not have the direct presence of snails. People only use snails to create flavor for the broth of this dish.
What’s in a bowl of Liuzhou snail noodle soup?
A bowl of Liuzhou snail noodle soup is usually a combination of many local ingredients such as bamboo shoots, pickled green beans, roasted peanuts, bean curd, vegetables… one can also add many ingredients depending on preference such as shiitake mushrooms. , shrimp… After arranging the ingredients in the bowl, the broth with a strong smell, hot spicy and slightly sour will be poured in to form a complete bowl of Liuzhou snail noodle soup.
The “attractive” point of Liuzhou snail noodle soup
Although known as Liuzhou snail noodle soup, few people know that sour bamboo shoots are the “soul” of this dish. Fermented sour bamboo shoots called “suan sun” is the reason why Liuzhou snail noodle soup has a “special smell”, but it is also the most “attractive” feature of the dish.
To keep bamboo shoots freshest, people in the suburbs of Liuzhou often “hunt” bamboo shoots before dawn. After cutting the delicious bamboo shoots, they will peel off the skin and take it to shreds. The sauce for soaking bamboo shoots is usually a mixture of spring water in Liuzhou and the water for soaking bamboo shoots for a long time. After soaking for about 2 months, the soaked bamboo shoots will ferment and be quite smelly. However, bamboo shoots still retain their crunchiness and extremely “addictive” sour taste.
Besides sour bamboo shoots, noodles to make Liuzhou snail noodle soup are also quite special, made from rice, big and tough, so you can eat a lot without getting bored. In addition, the broth made from snails has a sour and spicy taste, which makes the Liuzhou snail noodle soup quite full of flavor.
A bowl of Lieu Chau snail noodle soup will have the sour taste of the broth, the crunchy and sour taste of pickled bamboo shoots, the fleshy taste of roasted peanuts… it may make many people shy to try, but once you’ve tried it, you will. You will surely be intrigued and captivated by it.
Currently, Liuzhou snail noodle soup has appeared in the form of instant food, very convenient and popular with many people. Liuzhou snail noodle soup usually has a lot of small bags of spices, each package has about 7, 8 packages equivalent to spices, vinegar, chili, peanuts, bamboo shoots… Currently in Vietnam, there is an e-commerce platform such as: Shopee, Lazada or some online sellers on facebook all sell this item with an average price of 35 to 60 thousand, depending on the type.