Urine-soaked eggs a spring delicacy in China


A urine-soaked egg.

At the end of the school day in the eastern Chinese city of Dongyang, eager parents collect their children after a hectic day of primary school.  That is also the start of busy times for dozens of egg vendors across the city, deep in coastal Zhejiang province, who ready themselves to cook up a unique springtime snack favored by local residents.

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Thousand Year Egg: Is it Edible?


I Dunno About That!

Alex Rushmer of Just Cook It! Blog wrote an eye-popping account on eating the Asian delicacy (read: gross!) thousand year egg or century egg for breakfast:

What we know as the white is not white at all. It is a translucent brown colour reminiscent of recycled glass. The yolk, far from being an appetising yellow, is grey. And hard.

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