Century egg by Alita Ong for Stocksy United

Century egg

Century egg or pidan (皮蛋), also known as preserved egg is a Chinese preserved food product and delicacy made by preserving duck, chicken or quail eggs in a mixture of clay, ash, salt, quicklime, and rice hulls. 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. (Wiki)

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Uploaded 20 June, 2016
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