Eating a Snake Heart in Vietnam


This is the video of preparing a King Cobra Curry in the Mekong Delta aka eating snake heart in Vietnam. Supposedly if you eat it’s heart and whatever “gon” is while it’s still beating it brings you some kind of, something. Either way in true SHABL fashion, it had to be done so… It got done.

When shooting odd animal internal organs you don’t really taste it so its not that intense. Drinking the blood was another story and that will be uploaded later this week or next week. This was all done on the private Mekong delta tour that started with some gent approaching me while I was having a breakfast.

king cobra curry

The curry was alright but the experience is what it was all about. If you’re in SE Asia, go to Vietnam (one of my fav countries) and go on a private tour if you can. The organized tours “just aren’t the same”. If you enjoyed this be sure to watch the “Eating Rats in Vietnam” video as well.

I also have footage of eating all the ginger left from the blood which was arguably the grossest thing of the whole process. Also have one of eating hot chili’s. It doesn’t look like much but after you see the tour guide refuse and the guy he makes eat it take a small bite then spit it out it gives you a better idea. Of course, that is coming as well.

King Cobra Snake

The dude in Pj’s is missing a finger from a cobra bite. He had to cut his finger off then drive himself to a hospital god knows how far away. He said if he didn’t cut his finger off, he’d be dead. He catches the snakes and when random tourists come through on a private tour … They can order them from the menu, if he has any in stock.If you had problems with the video, head to youtube to watch eating snake heart in Vietnam.

That’s about it from SHABL for now.

Tips hat,


  1. Hardip

    October 13, 2010 at 7:13 am

    You’re a winner Lloyd!

  2. G

    October 13, 2010 at 12:04 pm

    No no , Lloyd is a mad man!

  3. Kristen

    October 13, 2010 at 2:48 pm

    You are awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Rob

    October 14, 2010 at 12:11 am

    That was a very fun part of the trip.

  5. Adrian

    October 14, 2010 at 7:17 am

    Well played son!
    fav line: “is it my gal bladder? is it my liver? ah who gives a shit, let’s just do this.”

  6. Rob

    October 14, 2010 at 10:46 am

    Tips hat!

  7. Suzie

    October 18, 2010 at 8:49 am

    Holy Camoly.. You are a better man than I.

  8. Nick

    September 13, 2011 at 5:13 pm

    I am over here in Viet Nam now and plan to eat some king cobra this comming week, I have found over here just about everything is eaten, had perhana which was actually very tasty

  9. Hannah W

    March 27, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    that makes me anxious/nervous. but I’m sure it was a great experience!

  10. sole

    October 6, 2014 at 9:29 am


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