Facts About One-Hundred Year-Old Eggs

What Are Century Eggs and How Are They Made?

Some people won’t eat Century Eggs because of the misconception that they are preserved in horse urine. The jokes on them because the eggs only SMELL like horse urine.

Actually, century eggs are created by burying eggs in ashes, salt and clay and letting them sit for a few months until the yokes turn black. Feel better about there being no horse urine in the process? Neither do I.

The Chinese enjoy hundred year old eggs with rice unlike every other food that they eat.

Century eggs have a complex flavor which is food-speak for “tastes like one of your grandfather’s old tobacco pipes”…

Hundred year-old eggs are often served with rice congee, a thin rice gruel that tastes like nothing but looks like rhinoceros drool.

Legend has it, century eggs were discovered when a man noticed an egg had fallen into a pool of mortar some two months before. Upon tasting the egg, the man realized that it was edible, provided it didn’t touch his tongue or palate.

Some amoral producers of the eggs use poisonous copper compounds to speed up the process of curing. The producers were arrested because there are limits to what a person who eats spoiled black eggs will put up with.

Despite their name, century eggs are NOT a hundred years old. If they were, the Today Show’s Al Roker would’ve wished them a happy birthday.

Century eggs should not be consumed in large chunks because the flavor is very strong. Eat them a little at a time, like eating a man’s hat after losing a bet.

Some people use century eggs as an aphrodisiac; whereas, the rest of us will never want to have sex that badly…

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