Anne Parker updates us from Saigon.
I have a favorite place to eat in Saigon. It is a stall that sets up near the Ben Than market around 6pm. It is always full of local people eating clams, snails, crabs and other interesting things including steamed duck embryos (but I have not tried that yet).
You can pick the way you want your clams and snails cooked: grilled, sautéed in butter with garlic and chilies, with tamarind or with lemon grass.
I usually spend about 6.00 U.S. dollars for three plates of clams or snails and a glass of sugar cane juice! Can’t wait to go back!