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Postby daasgrrl » 22 Apr 2004, 16:44

SuperS54 wrote:Excuse my ignorance, but what exactly are 'Century Eggs'?? Are you talking about tea eggs, or thousand year old eggs, or something completely different?


I think they're talking about the same thing as 'thousand-year-old eggs', or preserved eggs. 100, 1000, whatever :)

I've only eaten them in congee or fried with greens - yum! Don't like the idea of eating one with tofu and fish flakes at all though - mind you, s'pose I should actually try it first...
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Postby Spack » 22 Apr 2004, 22:41

shimmers wrote:Spack: So.. how did you find out if "I've not dared to even look at one to this day"?


Shimmers, please read my post again carefully!
"I've not dared to even look at one to this day" means 'I've not dared to look at one since that fateful day.

Spack wrote:My first experience of these eggs was when I'd only been here a few months. I thought 'what the heck I'll try anything once' and gobbled a mouthful, no soft tofu, no nothing. RANK, NASTY, UGH! I quickly stuffed my mouth with white rice to get rid of the taste. I've not dared to even look at one to this day.


Hope that's clear now. :D
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Postby daasgrrl » 23 Apr 2004, 08:35

Spack wrote:
shimmers wrote:Spack: So.. how did you find out if "I've not dared to even look at one to this day"?


Shimmers, please read my post again carefully!
"I've not dared to even look at one to this day" means 'I've not dared to look at one since that fateful day.


I think he meant 'how did you know you were meant to add the sauce'? And I assume the answer is - you were told by someone :)
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Postby ac_dropout » 23 Apr 2004, 09:26

I guess you could try "iron egg" they're salty.
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Postby Hobart » 23 Apr 2004, 15:30

Shin-Gua wrote:Who in hell wants to eat an egg thats been pickled in piss?
They no longer use horse piss to preserve the eggs. It is done some other way now. Not even sure if you can find any made with Horse piss any longer.
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Postby Bu Lai En » 23 Apr 2004, 19:04

Excuse my ignorance, but what exactly are 'Century Eggs'?? Are you talking about tea eggs, or thousand year old eggs, or something completely different?


Yes 1000-year eggs (that's the term Ipersonally use). Not hey aren't actually preseved in horse piss and of course they're neither 100 or 1000 years old.

A good place to try a good variety of good eggs is at Jiufen.

Those 'salty eggs' (xian dan) can be pretty good too. Actually I think I discoverd that they are an excellent hangover cure. On the (first) day of the worst hangover of my entire life, I couldn't stomach the idea of anything at all to eat, but in the end, I pulled a salty egg out of the fridge (around 5PM). I couldn't stomach the thought of the yolks, but after eating the whites I immediately felt a little better. My nausea actually died down enough to sleep again.

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Postby ac_dropout » 25 Apr 2004, 06:26

I couldn't stomach the thought of the yolks, but after eating the whites I immediately felt a little better. My nausea actually died down enough to sleep again.

Must be the horse piss they use to pickle the "salty eggs" kicking in. :wink:
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Postby sticks of fury » 25 Apr 2004, 11:47

Hobart wrote:
Shin-Gua wrote:Who in hell wants to eat an egg thats been pickled in piss?
They no longer use horse piss to preserve the eggs. It is done some other way now. Not even sure if you can find any made with Horse piss any longer.


Betcha they use piss in china still.
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Postby Anonymous » 26 Apr 2004, 10:54

Daasgrrl: Thanks for clarifying w/Spack.

Spack: I thought you might have actually eaten with sauce since, and enjoyed it. Sorry for the misunderstanding.
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Postby Anonymous » 26 Apr 2004, 11:36

SuperS54: Picture of opened century egg here:
http://community.webshots.com/album/32272559Qhzftm
It's somewhere after the cat eating the egg.
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