Sea snails are the most familiar food of the people in Phu Quoc Island. A big snail can weight from 1.5 to 2 kg. There are many ways to make this dish. The simplest way is to steam the snails. First of all, the snails have to be removed of all the slime, then steamed, then sliced and dipped with ginger fish sauce with chili and garlic.
The even better dish is the sea snail salad. After steamed and sliced, the snail is eaten with boiled sliced bacon, raw papaya, minced cilantro, onion, roasted peanuts, fish sauce, garlic, and chili. The papaya is mixed with the cilantro, onion and snails, bacon and vinegar. Then on top are the peanut and fried onions. The dish is served with rice paper or prawn crackers.