Century egg in Hong Kong


 Century egg can be considered one of the most distinctive dishes of Asian cuisine, especially in Hong Kong. For many Westerners, this is a awful dish, but for Asians, this is considered to be a particularly dish. White porridge served with century egg is a favorite dish of many people and is considered as a healthy breakfast or late-night snack. 


 This unique egg has appeared hundreds of years ago in rural China. In story, a farmer finds naturally preserved duck eggs in lime-filled mud pits. After tasting, he to do the same, resulting this dish which is popular in China and South East Asian countries were born.

To prepare the eggs, first you should prepare a solution of black tea, lemonade, salt and wood ashes. The next day, duck eggs, chicken or quail eggs are added to the mixture for seven to five months. 
 

Century eggs or thousand year eggs are a great Chinese delicacy
Century eggs or thousand year eggs are a great Chinese delicacy
 

These eggs have many names, such as centenary eggs, thousand-year eggs... This eggs have become an indispensable specialty when coming to Hong Kong. They appear from the cafes on the sidewalk, the supermarket to the luxury restaurants. However, not everyone is brave enough to taste this dish, especially Western visitors. 

The dish is not eye-catching, with dark brown bluish color. At the same time, eggs smell like urine, making people unfamiliar quite uncomfortable. Yung Kee restaurant, where is famous for its roast duck, specializes in thousand-year eggs. Carrel Kam, director of the restaurant, said: "Some foreigners find it a bit scary to see dark ugly eggs. However, it is just psychological, as well as green cheese. Bad smell but good taste ". 

Century egg are usually found in the liquid yolk, yellow green, surrounded by the white layer of stone turned brown green. Due to the unpleasant smell, many people are surprised when they taste it and find this egg tastes good. The eggs are very soft and tender, they often eat with pink ginger. 

The century egg is ready to eat  - just peel and slice to serve
The century egg is ready to eat  - just peel and slice to serve

 

You can eat this dish at any time of the day, from breakfast, lunch... In addition, eggs are also used as raw materials for making bread, breakfast and many other items. 


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The main uses of primordial eggs in medicine: 

1.Pregnant eggs are rich in vitamin A, protect the respiratory system, promote the immune system, increase red blood cells in the body, prevention of respiratory diseases. Prevent lung diseases, help patients can breathe advantage. 

2. Eggs can stimulate the growth of red blood cells, creat new red blood cells, hemostasis is effective. Suitable for patients with hemorrhage-related diseases. 

 

The century eggs have a translucent, jelly-like, greenish-black egg-white, and a deep blue yolk, with a slightly cheesy, fermented flavour.
The century eggs have a translucent, jelly-like, greenish-black egg-white, and a deep blue yolk, with a slightly cheesy, fermented flavour.
 

3. The antiperspirant eggs are very good detoxification, helping the drunk to quickly release alcohol. At the same time it helps the drunk to avoid symptoms such as headache, red face ... Reduce the amount of alcohol absorbed by the stomach, protect the stomach membrane. 

4. Heat, heat reduction: Northerners have a mild bitter taste, which is used to reduce heat for people who suffer from such as mouth sores, boils, hot liver ... The eggs also work to reduce toxicity in the blood.