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Friday Food 105 – Bladder Moon Snails


Friday food is an occasional article about one of the more unusual food items to be found in Liuzhou that week. This week, we are getting somewhat odd with Bladder Moon Snails

Who could resist these? Incorrectly labelled in English as “Spicy Hepatic Moon Shell”, they are Glossaulax didyma, a variety of carnivorous sea snail. The Chinese name is 扁玉螺, which I much prefer. It literally translates as Flat Jade Snail which sounds a whole lot better.

Jade Snails

The shells are approximately 50mm / 2 inches in diameter and the snails come pre-cooked in a spicy sauce, ready to be eaten as a snack. So I ate them. As a snack. With a beer or six. Delicious.

Around ¥8 for a 200g pack – 6 snails – from Vogue.

Jade Snails 2

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One Response to “Friday Food 105 – Bladder Moon Snails”

  1. David Says:

    I can imagine the texture but not the flavour . Usually they’d be pretty much flavourless apart from what they’re soaked in ?
    More importantly , which was the beer ?

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