Ốc hương is a traditional Vietnamese snail dish. The key ingredients in this dish are large and sweet Babylonia snails with white and brown spotted shells. They’re usually stir-fried in a large wok with a sweet and sticky sauce. When served, the snails are pulled out of their shells with a small two-pronged fork, then dipped into a combination of salt, pepper, lime juice, and chili sauce.
There’s usually a good reason why a dish that may seem repulsive to westerners, is beloved by Vietnamese, and (except in the cases where the food’s popularity is based on its supposed virility-inducing qualities or medical benefits) the reason is simply that it’s delicious … with beers and good friends !