Ghastly looking delicacy | Daily News


Ghastly looking delicacy

Also known as thousand-year-old egg and millennium egg, this ancient sounding food is not actually hundreds or thousands of years old. Chicken, quail, or duck eggs are all viable candidates for this Chinese delicacy.

The egg is soaked in a solution of salt, clay, ash, and rice hulls for several weeks or months, turning the yellow yolk into a grey-green color and the white part turns a reddish, black, jelly-like texture. The odor is quite strong, but the taste is acceptable to many first-timers who dare to put this blacken egg in their mouth.


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