February 2, 2016
Sarawakian Local Delights No. 11 : River Snails
River snails are found amongst the rushes in the river banks. After the Iban farmers have completed their day's work, they would bathe in the river (mandi sungei) and if they could, they would collect some snails for their evening meal.
River snails, before the polluted days, were fresh and clean and very well loved. Cooked by frying some ginger and chillies, add the cleaned snails, stir fry for a while, add some sugar and soy sauce. Soon they are ready for the table.
Good for table conversation and slow eating. A good evening of fellowship ensues.