Friday, May 06, 2011

Century Egg






I'm very sure that most of you especially the malay haven't heard about century egg . Most of you would have seen it at the supermarket but choose to ignore it . Physically it look abit weird with its blackish colour and strong stinky odour.Difficult to explain the taste in words but it's more a less like a combination of stinky aged cheese and spoiled egg. Maybe i'm over exaggerating the facts over here but you have to taste it to believe it . Honestly it's an acquired taste and it's not for everybody. For me the taste is not that bad and i could eat it raw . I'm not sure how the chinese would eat it but for XPLORER, balun ajelah . Another been there done that for Xplorer.

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Some info on century egg from wikipedia

Century egg, also known as preserved egg, hundred-year egg, thousand-year egg, thousand-year-old egg, and millennium egg (orPidan in Mandarin), is a Chinese cuisine ingredient made by preserving duck, chicken or quail eggs in a mixture of clay, ash, salt, lime, andrice hulls for several weeks to several months, depending on the method of processing. Through the process, the yolk becomes a dark green to grey colour, with a creamy consistency and an odor of sulphur and ammonia, while the white becomes a dark brown, transparent jelly with little flavor. The transforming agent in the century egg is its alkaline material, which gradually raises the pH of the egg to around 9, 12, or more during the curing process. This chemical process breaks down some of the complex, flavorless proteins and fats, which produces a variety of smaller flavorful compounds.

Some eggs have patterns near the surface of the egg white that are likened to pine branches, and that comes up as one of its Chinese name, the "pine-patterned egg".

11 comments:

  1. aduh, tak mampu kot nak telan... hihi...
    yang dalam gambar tu makan yang mentah ke??

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  2. telur pindang rasa lain sikit . telur ni ada bau skit

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  3. Century egg akak bole telan lagi tapiiiiiiiiiii.. balut from phillipines yg almost nak jd anak ayam/itik tu akak tak sanggup, tgk pun ngeri kot *shudder*

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  4. Saya pernah tgk balut masa kat laos mmg tak lau

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  5. errkkk O.o" kok warnenyer itam?? adess geli plk tekak!!

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  6. Warnanya hitam tapi rasanya sedap

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