Century Egg

Preserved egg, 皮蛋, 皮蛋, pi dan (Chinese)

egg preserved in clay, ash, salt, quicklime, rice hulls

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.This chemical process breaks down some of the complex, flavorless proteins and fats, which produces …

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A delicacy is usually a rare or expensive food item that is considered highly desirable, sophisticated or peculiarly distinctive, within …