Century eggs covered in mud and rice husk by Alita Ong for Stocksy United

Century eggs covered in mud and rice husk

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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