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Pick
Jul 19, 2009




Nap Ghost

I've eaten hakarl.

I enjoy natto.

I love tendon.

... Durian? Lutefisk? You name it, I've eaten all sorts of different weird and wild foods from around the world.

But, for whatever reason, I'd never eaten the fabled century egg.

quote:

Century eggs (Chinese: 皮蛋; pinyin: pídàn; Jyutping: pei4 daan2), also known as preserved egg, hundred-year egg, thousand-year egg, thousand-year-old egg, millennium egg, skin egg and black egg, are 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 for several weeks to several months, even years, depending on the method of processing.[1]

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. The transforming agent in the century egg is an alkaline salt, which gradually raises the pH of the egg to around 9–12, during the curing process.[2]

I made purchase of the century eggs, using the "devil's leaves" (money).



Each egg came in its own little plastic bag.



It is easily peeled...

here we... go...




and I must tragically inform you that it tastes fine. it has a little bit of an ashy/ammonia-y smell but it's completely edible with no special weird-food-eating powers. I'd actually say it's easier to eat than salted duck egg, just because those are so salty (though great in soup). thanks for reading.

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Funky See Funky Do
Aug 20, 2013
STILL TRYING HARD

How many do you think you could eat in one sitting?

LOVE LOVE SKELETON
Nov 11, 2007




Lipstick Apathy

disappointed that it sounds so plain. but there is an even worse egg to be had:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virgin_boy_egg

The_Continental
Jan 13, 2019

My god, Winston, is that infernal sun still giving my buttocks that entirely too cool smirk?!


Yeah they are fine. The color is really off putting though.

Pick
Jul 19, 2009




Nap Ghost

Funky See Funky Do posted:

How many do you think you could eat in one sitting?

Three maybe?

I love to eat hardboiled egg whites. Often a meal can be 8 hard-boiled eggs but only the yolk of one of them. However, for these century eggs, the whites are kind of rubbery so they're not as tasty to me. The yolk is quite good but any more than 3 yolks of any egg and that's more than heavy enough.

500excf type r
Mar 7, 2013



https://www.teamdan69.com


Could you make deviled century eggs

ELI PORTER
Sep 16, 2007

I posted on Something Awful and all I got was this lousy t-shirt


500excf type r posted:

Could you make deviled century eggs

this is a great question to think about, and one that i think i can answer, and in fact will be answering, very soon, here in this thread, if you care to come back and search for an answer to your post

Dang It Bhabhi!
May 27, 2004


That it?

Crusty Nutsack
Apr 21, 2005

SUCK LASER, COPPERS

WHY BE A FATCAT WHEN YOU CAN BE A SMOKERAT?

COOL ZONE HERO, ASK ME ABOUT MY LIVESTREAMS




do balut next

Dang It Bhabhi!
May 27, 2004


Crusty Nutsack posted:

do balut next

Booty Pageant
Apr 20, 2012


didn't put it in congee 0/5

500excf type r
Mar 7, 2013



https://www.teamdan69.com


ELI PORTER posted:

this is a great question to think about, and one that i think i can answer, and in fact will be answering, very soon, here in this thread, if you care to come back and search for an answer to your post

Follow up with century egg salad tia

The_Continental
Jan 13, 2019

My god, Winston, is that infernal sun still giving my buttocks that entirely too cool smirk?!


Century mayonnaise

Cubone
May 26, 2011

Because it never leaves its bedroom, no one has ever seen this poster's real face.

Yams Fan

heyyy that's the one nasty old country food even my weird cousins wouldn't eat

we called it "black egg"
weird to know it isn't actually that bad

try some balichão and let me know how that taste

Dang It Bhabhi!
May 27, 2004


Cubone posted:

heyyy that's the one nasty old country food even my weird cousins wouldn't eat

we called it "black egg"
weird to know it isn't actually that bad

try some balichão and let me know how that taste

quote:

Besides krill, Balichão contains bay leaves, chili, clove, lime, peppercorn, and is laced with fortified wine.[2]

Sounds good

Devils Affricate
Jan 22, 2010


Come join us in the China thread. We all eat century eggs there

And you can be damned sure any post about food will lead to a 5 page derail

reignonyourparade
Nov 15, 2012


Half of the stuff in that list is literally just Traditional Egg Preservation Stuff tbh, it's not really surprising that it's not actually that weird.

Haverchuck
May 6, 2005

the coolest

ok how about ortolan

Pick
Jul 19, 2009




Nap Ghost

Cubone posted:

heyyy that's the one nasty old country food even my weird cousins wouldn't eat

we called it "black egg"
weird to know it isn't actually that bad

try some balichão and let me know how that taste

I have, it's useful. I don't find fish sauce (or asfoetida?) to smell bad so whoever rents this apartment next

Knormal
Nov 11, 2001



Taco Defender

No moving out of Chinese eggs into other weird food until you eat one of these.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virgin_boy_egg

Colonel Cancer
Sep 26, 2015

I thought it was time you had a new av so typed in random picture and this is what came up


Eat the pee eggs pick

Pick
Jul 19, 2009




Nap Ghost

Colonel Cancer posted:

Eat the pee eggs pick

if you buy me pee eggs, I will eat a pee egg

Devils Affricate
Jan 22, 2010


Pick posted:

if you buy me pee eggs, I will eat a pee egg

The pee is from little boys. Are you comfortable with that?

Funky See Funky Do
Aug 20, 2013
STILL TRYING HARD

Pee eggs are more expensive than non-pee eggs?

Zeluth
May 12, 2001



Taco Defender

I have a bucket wrapped in a trash bag for these times.

Devils Affricate
Jan 22, 2010


Funky See Funky Do posted:

Pee eggs are more expensive than non-pee eggs?

Uh it's not like they just fall into the pee accidentally

Jon Irenicus
Apr 23, 2008


YO ASSHOLE



what was hakarl like

Pick
Jul 19, 2009




Nap Ghost

Jon Irenicus posted:

what was hakarl like

It's not that bad either. It's just chewy, with a bit of an ammonia-stingy chemicalness to it in your mouth. Not really any flavor. It smells terrible, but mostly I saw it as like eating ammonia-laced chewing gum while sitting in an outhouse.

Funky See Funky Do
Aug 20, 2013
STILL TRYING HARD

Devils Affricate posted:

Uh it's not like they just fall into the pee accidentally

I don't think that matters. They should be much much cheaper. Free even.

ClamdestineBoyster
Aug 15, 2015


That’s kind of.. eggcentric.

Pick
Jul 19, 2009




Nap Ghost

Devils Affricate posted:

The pee is from little boys. Are you comfortable with that?

indifferent, honestly.

Improbable Lobster
Jan 6, 2012

What is the Matrix? We just don't know.



Buglord

Egg is tasty

Devils Affricate
Jan 22, 2010


Funky See Funky Do posted:

I don't think that matters. They should be much much cheaper. Free even.

Lmao sure, maybe if you live in some sort of imaginary communist utopia

Where I'm from, you take an already desirable product and add a rare, possibly illegal ingredient, and you've got an expensive luxury item on your hands. Any fully informed consumer would be glad to pay more

Daikatana Ritsu
Aug 1, 2008



Does it smell like farts

Pick
Jul 19, 2009




Nap Ghost

Daikatana Ritsu posted:

Does it smell like farts

not at this time. will give fart report later.

the beatles - Amnesiac
Apr 23, 2008


Have you had balut? There was a place by me that had them for sale and I was honestly tempted, but I wasnt sure if I could eat it and didn't want to waste the food..

I'm the weirdo who debones thier sardines though, it's just that slightly soft crunch that I can't get past.

hakimashou
Jul 15, 2002

"Success consists of going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm."

John Stamos

Upset Trowel

they are ok in jook / zhou / rice porridge imo especially if you got a hangover

Funky See Funky Do
Aug 20, 2013
STILL TRYING HARD

Devils Affricate posted:

Lmao sure, maybe if you live in some sort of imaginary communist utopia

Where I'm from, you take an already desirable product and add a rare, possibly illegal ingredient, and you've got an expensive luxury item on your hands. Any fully informed consumer would be glad to pay more

I don't think eggs are rare or illegal anywhere.

garfield hentai
Feb 29, 2004


"lead free" you loving baby

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Nooner
Mar 26, 2007

I am Nooner


U should eat those eggs soaked in little boy pee next lol

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