Thursday, January 15, 2015

Dare you..

..eat this?
Whenever my friends go to Singapore, they would bring back these so-called famous century eggs for us. 

The egg is wrapped in rice husks (hull) and mud to preserve it.

It is kind of difficult to remove the compacted mud and rice husks

Done - I could smell the overpowering mud odour

Washed them

After removing the shell, oohhhh so glistening

The soft yolk looks so tasty

Goes well with pickled spring onions. The above amount I bought by weight from the pickled food section at Aeon Supermarket in Midvalley for MYR1.55.

Also goes well with pickled young ginger. I bought the above container of pickled young ginger for MYR1 from Aeon Supermarket Sushi Counter. Bon appétit!

40 comments:

  1. dare me eat that?? muahaha, of course I dare!! and I super duper love that!! especially if it's chilled, the yolk is more runny than shown above and there are pickled young ginger to go with it, I can eat a few pieces at one go!! yes, I love century eggs~~ :p

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    1. Hahahaha, never thought you like this. :)

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  2. My favourite! I can eat so many of this at one go that is why I have to keep restraining myself. Can only eat during big lavish dinner and not allowed to buy home or else habis.. sure every day eat eat eat.

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  3. I love it! Super ♥ them til the max! Everytime when I peel them (to cook porridge or what), I'll put some in my mouth too, and lick my fingers clean..

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    1. But you manage to control yourself and put most of them into the pot and not your stomach, hehehe. :)

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  4. I take up your dare because I love century duck eggs! I super love the runny creamy yolk and I eat it neat without any other condiments :)

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    1. You can eat them on their own, even without congee?

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  5. I love these! Yum yummmm!!!! Talking about being daring to eat, wait till you see my post on a friend's friend from Australia who came to town... Coming soon! LOL!!!

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    1. Oh, you like pei dan too? Hah, can't wait to see what you brought your friend's friend to eat - like in fear factor?

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  6. Also called salted duck egg? I have never tried them before. In fact I only knew they really existed quite recently, previously I always thought it is an imaginary thing, those TVB dramas always said: "Your parent went to sell salted duck eggs already" :-/

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    1. No, no, this is pei dan, not ham dan. These are century duck eggs, not salted duck eggs. Salted duck eggs are covered in black sand or charcoal dust or whatever wrapping - not like this and salted duck eggs have to be cooked before you can eat them. Their yolk is golden orange, very bright and nice and the whites are very salty solid white colour. The ham dan golden orange yolk is used in mooncakes and some pastries. You don't like yolks in mooncakes?


      You mean you have not eaten pei dan (century eggs) and ham dan (salted eggs) congee before? If I get a ham dan I will do a post like this to show you, ok?

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    2. I thought all the dan is from chicken eggs typically. So pei dan is duck eggs? Then I have eaten them before :D

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    3. Normally pei dan and ham dan are made from duck eggs. Those made from chicken eggs do not taste as nice.

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    1. Because children normally see the colour and don't dare to eat this. Small Kucing likes to eat this pei dan?

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  8. Not for me. I never touch them. But I like salted egg. Hehe. Nice to go with porridge.

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    1. You don't like the colour? Or because it is unhealthy?

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  9. Of course I'll eat these....I love them! The yolks are huge and looks creamy. Love it with pickled ginger but not pickled onions.

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    1. Don't you find their taste pungent? Since you don't like food with pungent smell like cheese.

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    2. It does have a pungent taste to those who can't take them...but this kind of pungent...I like wor! :D

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    3. Oh, so you are pretty selective on the pungent taste.

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  10. I dare, My family loves them. Good with most pickles, and drizzle a little sesame oil..hmm yummy.

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    1. What other type of pickles? I only know of ginger and spring onion.

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  11. I've never eaten one! I've always been intrigued though.

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    1. You can start by going to dim sum restaurants and ordering the century egg congee. It will give you an idea of what it tastes like.

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  12. Yums! Hehe. Thought you were talking about 'balut' at first. Century egg? Piece of cake!

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    1. Not for some. :) Balut, I heard all you need to do is close your eyes, don't look at it, put it into your mouth the whole thing and chew. Very heong punya.

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  13. No...I don't want this egg..ahahah. But HB's favorite with some soy sauce @@ll

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    1. Have you eaten this pei dan before? But you are ok to peel it for HB, right?

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  14. I love century egg! You mean M'sia doesn't have? Need to buy from SG?? I'm surprised, dear. Century Egg Congee is very popular in both SG & Hong Kong.

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    1. Of course century eggs are available here, :D Century Egg Congee is available in all dim sum places here also. I also don't know why they buy this as souvenir everytime. I suppose they say this is very famous in Singapore.

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  15. Usually eat the egg with porridge, right?

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    1. Century egg congee is common yes but some dim sum eateries serve century eggs as a dish itself with pickled ginger.

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  16. I seldom eat this kinda egg.....

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    1. You have eaten before? Like it or not? Now of course you can't eat it due to people saying this egg is unhealthy food.

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  17. i dare not try....even century egg porridge also i dun eat...

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    1. Does anyone in your family eat this? If not, I can understand why you also don't eat this.

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  18. I do eat them but I never knew they were duck eggs. Someone told me they were chicken or some rare bird eggs! Muahahahaha

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    1. Pei dan made from chicken eggs are not that tasty as the yolk are much smaller.

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