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Golden Fortune Preserved Egg 6pcs

18 Dec


Century egg, also known as preserved egg, hundred-year egg, thousand-year egg, and thousand-year-old egg, is a Chinese cuisine ingredient made by preserving duck, chicken or quail eggs in mixture of clay, ash, salt, lime, and rice straw for several weeks to several months, depending on the method of processing. After the process is completed, the yolk becomes a dark green, cream-like substance with a strong odor of sulphur and ammonia, while the white becomes a dark brown, transparent jelly with little flavour or taste.  This chemical process breaks down some of the complex, flavorless proteins and fats, which produces a variety of smaller flavourful compounds.

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Posted by on December 18, 2010 in Prepared Foods

 

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2 responses to “Golden Fortune Preserved Egg 6pcs

  1. Windy Marbach

    December 18, 2010 at 8:33 am

    Most what i read online is trash and copy paste but your blog is different. Bravo.

     
  2. homemarketsksu

    December 20, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    Thank you Wendy, we appreciate the feedback

     

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