Century Eggs

A very cultural dish in China is the Century Egg (PiDan 皮蛋), also referred to as Thousand Year Egg, Millennium Egg, 100 Year Egg etc. These eggs are rarely matured more than 100 days. The egg is made by using alkaline materials mixed with clay and then left to "cure" for up to 100 days.

The taste can be anywhere from light to burning your tongue and the stonger the smell of amonia/sulphor the stronger the taste.

These eggs are used in a variety of dishes and varies depending on the region you're in. One thing is certain, you either like it or not :-)

How to make them yourself.

2 cups Very strong black tea 
1/3 cup  Salt 
2 cups Each ashes of pine wood, Ashes of charcoal and ashes from fireplace 
1 cup Lime 
12 Fresh duck eggs
 
1. Combine tea, salt, ashes and lime. Using about 1/2 cup per egg, thickly coat each egg completely with this clay-like mix- ture. Line a large crock with garden soil and carefully lay coated eggs on top. Cover with more soil and place crock in a cool dark place. Allow to cure for 100 days. To remove coating, scrape eggs and rinse under running water to clean thoroughly. 
2. Crack lightly and remove shells. The white of the egg will appear a grayish, translucent color and have a gelatinous texture. The yolk, when sliced, will be a grayish-green color. 
3. To serve, cut into wedges and serve with: 
4. Sweet pickled scallions or any sweet pickled vegetable 
5. Sauce of 2 tablespoons each vinegar, soy sauce and rice wine and 1 tablespoon minced ginger root. 

Share this post

Submit to DeliciousSubmit to DiggSubmit to FacebookSubmit to Google BookmarksSubmit to StumbleuponSubmit to TechnoratiSubmit to TwitterSubmit to LinkedIn

Latest events

  • Thu 21 June

    Lunch meeting @ Phoenis Restaurant & Bar, 3rd floor, Touch Plaza, 602 Middle Longhua Road, Puxi.

     

    Thu 17 May

    Lunch meeting @ T.G.I. Friday's, 16 Fucheng Lu, Lujiazui.

     

    Thu 19 April

    World Expo Museum visit, Shanghai.

     

    Thu 19 April

    Lunch meeting @ Shanghai Beer Factory, 757 Mengzi Road, Puxi.

     

    Thu 29 Mar

    Shanghai Auto Museum, 7565 Boyuan Road, Anting district.

     

    Thu 15 Mar

    Lunch Meeting @ BISTRO BURGER, 1F, Mansion, 21 Fumin Lu.

     

    Thu 18 Jan

    Lunch Meeting @ TOCK'S - A MONTREAL DELI, 221 Henan Zhong Lu, near Fuzhou Lu.

Shanghai Daily

7871634
Today
Yesterday
This Week
All days
518
1644
518
7871634

Your IP: 54.81.195.140
Server Time: 2018-07-16 08:59:46