Uncategorized Photo from my BlackBerry 24 April 2009

Weird vacuum sealed eggs(?!) we were all given at work. What are they and what are they for??
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  • outof_focus posted on April 24, 2009 at 8:52 am

    My mom bought a similarly packaged egg once. I think it’s century egg, but I’m not sure.

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    • beverly posted on April 24, 2009 at 10:01 am

      did it taste good??

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  • jarmboo posted on April 24, 2009 at 8:55 am

    its like instant “lu dan”.. like those chicken rice eggs.. u know? i think this is quite popular in Taiwan! instant eggs!

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    • beverly posted on April 24, 2009 at 10:05 am

      Hmm I’ve never leard of lu dan, nor chicken rice eggs!
      It kinda looks too scary to eat tho.. so it’s just sitting on my desk πŸ˜›

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    • tiffanyx posted on April 24, 2009 at 5:26 pm

      “lu dan” is braised eggs. like what you eat at kuey chup/ duck rice/ that kind.

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  • juljul9 posted on April 24, 2009 at 9:36 am

    it looks like century eggs…

    the words on it is xi(happiness).. the usual word you will see on weddings.. did someone in office got married? hee

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    • beverly posted on April 24, 2009 at 10:05 am

      Ohhhhh!! Hmm but i dunno if anyone got married haha. Maybe it’s just from eBay to make sure the staff are happy?? haha!

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  • joejunior posted on April 24, 2009 at 9:37 am

    i think its what the taiwanese call ‘iron eggs’
    its like tea or braised eggs steeped overtime.

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    • beverly posted on April 24, 2009 at 10:06 am

      I think it’s a bit weird it’s not fresh, but in a sealed packet? Does it make it taste weird since it’s an egg cooked heaven knows when, then sealed?

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      • joejunior posted on April 24, 2009 at 12:02 pm

        nope its all preserved. it’s like a fragrant hard-boiled egg. πŸ™‚

        If its the Taiwanese version which is something like aged braised egg, they call it ι˜Ώε©†ι‰„θ›‹ .

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  • catpuccino posted on April 24, 2009 at 11:30 am

    They do the vacuum sealing to a lot of foods~
    My friend and I had this random drunk Chinese guy try to pick us up by offering us a packet of vacuum sealed chicken feet! πŸ˜›

    I agree that they’re probably century eggs. I like them but they are kind of an acquired taste I believe. You’ll see they’re green-ish, brownish and seems even more strange when you open it. They put it in a pork congee and I think it’s really yum! I probably wouldn’t just eat them totally on their own though. Best with some rice porridge or congee. Ask a co-worker maybe?

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    • beverly posted on April 24, 2009 at 12:46 pm

      Ohhhh I’ve seen those chicken feet thingys – but there’s no way i’d dare try em πŸ˜›

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  • tofugirl81 posted on April 24, 2009 at 12:13 pm

    My mom is from Taiwan and loves these little eggs. She usually eats them with rice porridge. They are century eggs. I think they smell funny… I’ve never tried it… when my brother and i were little, my mom told us they were “dinosaur eggs”. LOL. We still refer to them as “dinosaur eggs”.

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    • beverly posted on April 24, 2009 at 12:47 pm

      ohhhh i’ve had ’em in porridge! like chopped up in lil pieces. it’s not bad cos there’s no taste, just adds some salt to the dish. I don’t know if you’re meant to eat these as-is out of the packet though?

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  • arianna_noel posted on April 24, 2009 at 12:36 pm

    yum.. i think?
    let me know if they’re delish?

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    • beverly posted on April 24, 2009 at 12:51 pm

      Umm i don’t think i’ll dare to eat em πŸ˜›

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  • outof_focus posted on April 24, 2009 at 8:52 am

    My mom bought a similarly packaged egg once. I think it’s century egg, but I’m not sure.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on April 24, 2009 at 10:01 am

      did it taste good??

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  • vamprila posted on April 24, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    it’s called “ι“θ›‹β€œ metal egg :p it’ can be rather addictive, really! πŸ™‚ try it!

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    • beverly posted on April 25, 2009 at 3:58 am

      Metal, eek!! do you eat it plain?

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      • vamprila posted on April 25, 2009 at 12:16 pm

        yup, open the package, pop it in! =D

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  • jarmboo posted on April 24, 2009 at 8:55 am

    its like instant “lu dan”.. like those chicken rice eggs.. u know? i think this is quite popular in Taiwan! instant eggs!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on April 24, 2009 at 10:05 am

      Hmm I’ve never leard of lu dan, nor chicken rice eggs!
      It kinda looks too scary to eat tho.. so it’s just sitting on my desk πŸ˜›

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    • tiffanyx posted on April 24, 2009 at 5:26 pm

      “lu dan” is braised eggs. like what you eat at kuey chup/ duck rice/ that kind.

      Reply
  • tiffanyx posted on April 24, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    open it up and see!!! =)

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    • Anonymous posted on April 27, 2009 at 7:31 am

      pretty sure it’s not pidan (aka thousand-year-old egg)

      It’s not century egg because it says “five spice” on the right. 五香 FTW!

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  • juljul9 posted on April 24, 2009 at 9:36 am

    it looks like century eggs…

    the words on it is xi(happiness).. the usual word you will see on weddings.. did someone in office got married? hee

    Reply
    • beverly posted on April 24, 2009 at 10:05 am

      Ohhhhh!! Hmm but i dunno if anyone got married haha. Maybe it’s just from eBay to make sure the staff are happy?? haha!

      Reply
  • joejunior posted on April 24, 2009 at 9:37 am

    i think its what the taiwanese call ‘iron eggs’
    its like tea or braised eggs steeped overtime.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on April 24, 2009 at 10:06 am

      I think it’s a bit weird it’s not fresh, but in a sealed packet? Does it make it taste weird since it’s an egg cooked heaven knows when, then sealed?

      Reply
      • joejunior posted on April 24, 2009 at 12:02 pm

        nope its all preserved. it’s like a fragrant hard-boiled egg. πŸ™‚

        If its the Taiwanese version which is something like aged braised egg, they call it ι˜Ώε©†ι‰„θ›‹ .

        Reply
  • catpuccino posted on April 24, 2009 at 11:30 am

    They do the vacuum sealing to a lot of foods~
    My friend and I had this random drunk Chinese guy try to pick us up by offering us a packet of vacuum sealed chicken feet! πŸ˜›

    I agree that they’re probably century eggs. I like them but they are kind of an acquired taste I believe. You’ll see they’re green-ish, brownish and seems even more strange when you open it. They put it in a pork congee and I think it’s really yum! I probably wouldn’t just eat them totally on their own though. Best with some rice porridge or congee. Ask a co-worker maybe?

    Reply
    • beverly posted on April 24, 2009 at 12:46 pm

      Ohhhh I’ve seen those chicken feet thingys – but there’s no way i’d dare try em πŸ˜›

      Reply
  • tofugirl81 posted on April 24, 2009 at 12:13 pm

    My mom is from Taiwan and loves these little eggs. She usually eats them with rice porridge. They are century eggs. I think they smell funny… I’ve never tried it… when my brother and i were little, my mom told us they were “dinosaur eggs”. LOL. We still refer to them as “dinosaur eggs”.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on April 24, 2009 at 12:47 pm

      ohhhh i’ve had ’em in porridge! like chopped up in lil pieces. it’s not bad cos there’s no taste, just adds some salt to the dish. I don’t know if you’re meant to eat these as-is out of the packet though?

      Reply
  • arianna_noel posted on April 24, 2009 at 12:36 pm

    yum.. i think?
    let me know if they’re delish?

    Reply
    • beverly posted on April 24, 2009 at 12:51 pm

      Umm i don’t think i’ll dare to eat em πŸ˜›

      Reply
  • vamprila posted on April 24, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    it’s called “ι“θ›‹β€œ metal egg :p it’ can be rather addictive, really! πŸ™‚ try it!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on April 25, 2009 at 3:58 am

      Metal, eek!! do you eat it plain?

      Reply
      • vamprila posted on April 25, 2009 at 12:16 pm

        yup, open the package, pop it in! =D

        Reply
  • tiffanyx posted on April 24, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    open it up and see!!! =)

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    • Anonymous posted on April 27, 2009 at 7:31 am

      pretty sure it’s not pidan (aka thousand-year-old egg)

      It’s not century egg because it says “five spice” on the right. 五香 FTW!

      Reply

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