31 Jan '13, 7pm

Singapore Stories: Century Egg Salad

Singapore Stories: Century Egg Salad

Delish. [Photograph: Yvonne Ruperti] When I was little, my mom used to talk about her Chinese high school friend, Betty, who ate these "hundred-year-old eggs." I was fascinated at the idea of eating this black egg, though it did sound gnarly. When I moved to Singapore, I finally had my chance. Though this treat (and yes, it has become that for me) is not specifically Singaporean, because of the large Chinese population here, century eggs are everywhere. Century eggs , also known as hundred-year-old eggs or preserved eggs, are simply cured eggs. They're made by covering an egg (chicken, quail, or duck) in a highly alkaline mixture—such as a mixture of salt, clay, ash, tea, lime, and rice hulls—and left to sit for a couple of months (so really more like a hundred days, not a hundred years). During the process the egg white turns into a translucent dark brown jelly, and the y...

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