Escargots aka siput babi

You know something? The French make escargots so classy. They make it delectable, expensive and a gourmet food.

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But over here, we call them sibut babi or pig snails. I am not sure why or how the babi word comes in. The garden snails we have are nothing like pigs, right?

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I ordered this dish which they call escargots but I doubt the snails are from France. However, it doesn’t smell anything weird. Kind of nice ‘cos I like the muscle and sinewy texture. Plus the sauce is yummy.

I haven’t been to a French restaurant before because they are kick-ass expensive. When I was in Paris, I only passed by and peek through their glass windows. It is even more expensive to eat French foods in France. So, I wonder what real escargots taste like? The above dish is from Bakerzin, a new outlet in Queensbay Mall Penang. It is on the same floor as Paddington Pancake.

Post Author: lilian

Used to be PenangFaces, now known as Food Haven, for all oink-oink foods

6 thoughts on “Escargots aka siput babi

    […] some tapas consisting of creme brulee. More about that later. You may also want to check out the escargots we had as appetiser at my other food […]

    mspretty

    (February 1, 2007 - 2:08 pm)

    yummy yummy!

    escargot with garlic bread and mushroom soup….LOL

    […] some tapas consisting of creme brulee. More about that later. You may also want to check out the escargots we had as appetiser at my other food […]

    Tehsee

    (February 2, 2007 - 1:09 pm)

    The escargots looks yummy..but I have yet to try it..The thought of a snail always put me off..

    piggy

    (February 3, 2007 - 3:11 am)

    The one and only time I had escargots was years ago. The ex’s sister was a stewardess and had them packed and air-flown back to KL for us to try. Can’t really remember how it taste like but all I can remember was that it taste very good when they’re stuffed with butter and herbs and baked for a little while.

    froginkl

    (February 4, 2007 - 11:47 am)

    i love escargots..yummy…especially cheesy and garlic baked ones..in bukit tinggi,klang. there is this restaurant named escargot-french cuisine. i always go there for breakfast..yummy..

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