Bailer shell is a nutritious fod all eaters. Bailer shell meat is divided into two edible parts – chewy white meat and rich soft brown part called roe. The cooked white meat is thinly sliced and mixed with diced banana flower, Vietnamese mint leaves, chilli peppers, cooking oil and other spices. Roe is then placed on top and the dish is sprinkled with roasted peanuts at the end.
Bailer shell is a very large sea snail which can weigh up to over 1kg with over 0.5kg of meat. This large sea snail usually lives in reefs under the sea or shallow sublittoral zones.