These are apple snails. I just knew their name in English very recently as we commonly call them “kuhol” in the Philippines. I’ve seen apple snails in rice fields, streams or along the river banks and ponds but I’ve never seen cooked apple snails! Although I heard from my male friends that they have actually eaten cooked apple snails with coconut milk. I did not believe them because I think these snails are dirty and poisonous. But when I saw a big pan full of cooked snails in one of the markets in Thailand, my mind shouted, “What?” “Really?” “No!” Only in Thailand that I’ve truly witnessed how they’re cooked and sold in food stands! My guess, there are snail farms that bred snails for cooking and selling purposes therefore some people say they’re clean and safe to it. Even so, I think I’d pass this kind of exotic food.
Lesson I got from the snails: apple snails in English, hoy sherry in Thai and they’re fit for human consumption.
Would you like to have some? 😉