Weird vacuum sealed eggs(?!) we were all given at work. What are they and what are they for??
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.
posted on April 24, 2009 at 10:01 am
did it taste good??
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!
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 😛
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.
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
Ohhhhh!! Hmm but i dunno if anyone got married haha. Maybe it’s just from eBay to make sure the staff are happy?? haha!
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.
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?
posted on April 24, 2009 at 12:02 pm
nope its all preserved. it’s like a fragrant hard-boiled egg. 🙂
If its the Taiwanese version which is something like aged braised egg, they call it 阿婆鉄蛋 .
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! 😛
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?
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 😛
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”.
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?
posted on April 24, 2009 at 12:36 pm
yum.. i think?
let me know if they’re delish?
posted on April 24, 2009 at 12:51 pm
Umm i don’t think i’ll dare to eat em 😛
posted on April 24, 2009 at 4:54 pm
it’s called “铁蛋“ metal egg :p it’ can be rather addictive, really! 🙂 try it!
posted on April 25, 2009 at 3:58 am
Metal, eek!! do you eat it plain?
posted on April 25, 2009 at 12:16 pm
yup, open the package, pop it in! =D
open it up and see!!! =)
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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