30 Mar '12, 10am
'Urine eggs' considered a delicacy in China city: via @AddThis
When spring comes, the Chinese city of Dongyang gears up for a treat. But it's not just any delicacy, it's urine-soaked eggs boiled and simmered in urine which comes from young boys, preferably those under 10 years old. Basins and buckets of boys' urine are collected from primary school toilets after the children leave school. It takes nearly an entire day to make these unique eggs, starting off by soaking and then boiling raw eggs in a pot of urine. After that, the shells of the hard-boiled eggs are cracked and they continue to simmer in urine for hours. Vendors have to keep pouring urine into the pot and controlling the fire to keep the eggs from being overheated and overcooked. Residents said the the eggs decrease body heat, promote better blood circulation and generally reinvigorate the body. Some residents also personally collect boys' urine from nearby schools to coo...