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centuryegg4.jpg Egg, Century Egg
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Traditionally covered in rice husks and mud, the duck egg is preserved with salt, alkaline, lime and a tiny amount of metalic oxide(traditionally harmful lead was used but has been replaced with copper or zinc). The white turns to a transparent brown with snow flake like pattern and the york greenish black. The variety with a soft york is much sought after. The best way to eat this delicious egg is to serve it with preserved young ginger slices.

The name Song-hua-tan(pine patterned egg) aptly describes this beautiful egg. Also known as Thousand Year Old Egg.

burmese century egg
burmese century egg
Egg, Burnese Century Egg
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Burmese Century egg is golden in colour and most lovely to look at, but it lacks the taste and flavour of the traditional Chinese century egg.
salted egg Egg, Salted Egg
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Salted egg is often covered in black mud. It is rather salty and is often boiled and eaten in small amount. The yorks are often used in pastries. A good one is white with abright orange york which is rather oily. Scrape off mud, wash and boil to cook.

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