Thousand Year Egg-chewy Chewy Savory

epriellia By epriellia, 4th Dec 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Blackish color eggs with egg whites are transparent, making many people think the egg is already decaying. In fact, the typical Chinese dish has a unique manufacturing process and to complement the delicious dish.

yolk will turn into a dark greenish gray with a creamy texture and aroma of sulfur and ammonia

Blackish color eggs with egg whites are transparent , making many people think the egg is already decaying . In fact , the typical Chinese dish has a unique manufacturing process and to complement the delicious dish .

Pitan eggs or commonly known as thousand - year egg is an egg dish made ​​from fermented duck or chicken with a mixture of clay , ash , salt , calcium oxide , and hulls . Coated with the egg mixture for a few weeks to several months , depending on the method of manufacture .

Through this process , the yolk will turn into a dark greenish gray with a creamy texture and aroma of sulfur and ammonia . While the egg whites will turn dark brown transparent with slightly salty flavor . Substance of change in egg pitan is alkalinematerial which increases the pH of about 9-12 eggs during fermentation .

According to some sources , eggs pitan has made ​​more than 500 years ago . It is said that these eggs were made in Hunan during the Ming Dynasty. A homeowner discovered duck eggs in a shallow pool of calcium oxide used for the cement paste during construction in his home two months earlier .

When I realized it tastes good , it makes it longer and add more salt to taste delicious . The addition of tea is also often used in ancient times to increase the egg brown color .

Although traditional techniques is still widely practiced , knowledge of chemicals that make people bekreasi increasing the material. Today many are making eggs pitan by soaking eggs in salt , calcium hydroxide , and sodium carbonate for 10 days .

For the presentation , people usually eat eggs Canton pitan with pickled ginger . Shanghai Society pitan eating egg pieces with cold tofu . In Taiwan pitan chopped eggs over cold tofu with katsuobushi , shoyu , and sesame oil . But , the most common egg served with porridge and cold salads .

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author avatar Avaysa
4th Dec 2013 (#)

century eggs taste good but I only consume little of it .. too many gives me head ache

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4th Dec 2013 (#)


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author avatar writestuff
4th Dec 2013 (#)

Thanks for this most interesting post.

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25th Jan 2014 (#)

This egg recipe is very interesting. I have long been fascinated with Asian cuisine, however, I'm not sure I would like something that smells like sulfur and ammonia. Thank you for sharing.

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