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Chinese Food: The Century Egg

Shanghai, Shanghai, China
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There it was, a dark brown egg, in the center of the table, green in the center, smothered in a red sauce. . .

I had spent the whole time I had been in China looking for this, wanting to try the century egg. It was a mental challenge that I had set before myself. YOU WILL EAT THIS THING IF IT'S THE LAST THING YOU DO IN CHINA! It's going to happen.

A Century egg also known as preserved egg, hundred-year egg, thousand-year egg, thousand-year-old egg, millennium egg, skin egg, and black egg, are a Chinese preserved food product and delicacy made by preserving an egg in a mixture of clay, ash, salt, quicklime, and rice hulls for several weeks to several months, depending on the method of processing. Through the process, the yolk becomes a dark green to grey color, with a creamy consistency and strong flavor due to the hydrogen sulfide and ammonia present, while the white becomes a dark brown, translucent jelly with a salty flavor.

It is completely safe to eat so here we go!

I reached for my chopsticks ready to have the world's stinkiest food all up in my taste buds. And it was actually GOOD!!! Oh my gosh, I couldn't believe that something so disgusting looking could taste that good! EVERYONE should try it!!! What was even better were tea eggs, eggs boiled in a soy sauce and black tea combination! Definitely try all the eggs in China when you go! I thought it was amazing!!!!
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The best food I've ever had in my life. Definitely order noodles, try not to stick with foods you know or Americanized restaurants. Always leave food on the plate or it is considered offensive.

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