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Egg Tuesday from Hong Kong, 1000-year-old egg!

May 18, 2010

I hope this finds you enjoying a perfectly cooked egg! I am off on a culinary adventure to expand my horizons and eat my way through China. From stir fry to noodles to the most amazing Dim Sum. Without fail the egg always finds its way into my amazing food experiences. This trip is no exception. I just enjoyed a very different egg here in Hong Kong. It is called a preserved egg, “1000 year old egg”. The egg is covered in a ground mixture of oak, salt, calc (lime), and other ingredients. It is then buried in the ground. It is very important that the ground is a certain temperature so that the egg is perfect after 28 days. After 28 days they un-earth it and it looks like a brilliant green perfectly colored Easter egg.  When you peel it you find a golden egg white that has the texture of a perfectly hard cooked egg. As you get closer to the yolk the green color deepens until you get to the jade like jewel center. It is incredible!!! It tastes like a perfect deviled egg re-constructed. There is a mild earthy flavor. The yolk is firm as if you had hard-cooked it but lusciously creamy and pleasantly pasty. This is not something I will be trying at home but as the lover of all things egg it was a magical experience! Watch for more blogs next week with lots more tasty egg adventures in Hong Kong and Shanghai. Enjoy!

Eat well, Enjoy life, Be happy

Feed the hungry by making a pledge (no cost) to eat good do good everyday.  America’s egg farmers are donating up to one million eggs to feed the hungry.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. hidnshadows permalink
    May 18, 2010 4:30 pm

    MMM MMM MMMMM TASTY!!! So the egg actually look like the one in the last picture?

    • Jeffrey Saad permalink
      May 20, 2010 1:39 pm

      Hello hidnshadows, Yes, it is bright, jade green and beautiful. Really tasty! Thanks for reading. Take care, Jeffrey 🙂

  2. May 22, 2010 7:30 am

    Hi Jeffrey, the eggs look nice, if i am not wrong, it taste even better if to append it with small piece of ginger?

    Simon

    • Jeffrey Saad permalink
      May 24, 2010 1:36 am

      I think you are right! thanks for reading, best, Jeffrey 🙂

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