chinese food...

Philippines
April 24, 2008 10:47pm CST
i like chinese food. i like most of the food that they serve. i also like century eggs. what about you, do you like century eggs? based on my observation, its generally a love or hate thing...
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25 Apr 08
I don't know what these eggs are .Are they a kind of chinese food?
• Philippines
25 Apr 08
hehehe. i actually tried pasting what my above comment but i can't yet... hehehe. anyway, century eggs are "preserved" eggs. they are basically boiled eggs which have been cured and buried for 100 days, thus the name "century" eggs. because of its "curing" process, the hard boiled eggs turn grayish black with the consistency of hard jelly. teh surprising thing about it is the eggs don't actually smell rotten or taste rotten. they compliment a number of chinese dishes like salted pork and beef, and are also commonly served as appetizers or with porridge and noodles. i think you can get them from chinese groceries or maybe you can ask your favorite chinese restaurant if they have them. let me know what you think once you've tried them.=) thanks!!!
• Philippines
25 Apr 08
please check my first comment... thanks! you can also check http://nookandpantry.blogspot.com and search century eggs. very interesting! thanks!
1 May 08
I have had that before We call that preserved egg It's really delicious,I love them . Especially there is a kind of porridge made of preserved eggs and muscle,very good
• Canada
25 Apr 08
I don't know what century eggs are, but they sound like they might be interesting, I will try anything once, before I decide whether or not I like or dislike it. Foods from around the world always interest me. I'm glad I sumbled on this discussion.
• Philippines
25 Apr 08
century eggs are actually eggs which have been cooked then buried in soil and allowed to cure for 100 days, thus the name "century" eggs. a lot of people are actually shocked, even disgusted, at the idea of eating "rotten" eggs but surprisingly the eggs (which turn into a grayish-black color) do not stink at all. the entire egg actually turns into something that is almost jelly-like in consistency. century eggs are often served as appetizers or with noodles and porridge... thanks!
• China
26 Apr 08
Yeah, I got it. I think the century eggs are preserved eggs indeed. It is made by rare duck egg. The rare one wrap with earth and perserve many days. Of course, this is the roughly making method, I don't know exactly. When you are ready to eat, just get the rind off. You can eat it rare, boild, or fried. If eat rare, you should dip with soy sauce and sesami oil. The preserved eggs have the effect that can get rid of the heat in your body, if you eaten too much spicy food. But don't eat too much, as the preserved eggs is offten with metal lead. You know if your body accumulated too much lead, it is hard to get it out. I don't mean you can't eat it, and I just ate it on my lunch. :)
@rainwater (353)
• China
25 Apr 08
I love Chinese food too,there are many food,for example,noodles,moon cakes,beijing Roast ducks,dumplings and so on,but I am sorry,I do not know the century eggs too,are tea eggs?Salted duck eggs?Quail eggs? I am sorry,best wishes.
• Philippines
25 Apr 08
no problem! thanks for participating! these days chicken and duck eggs are used to make century eggs. check out http://nookand pantry.blogspot.com for more information about century eggs. thanks!
• United States
25 Apr 08
I love Chinese food! For that matter Japanese and Mexican food too! I like ramen alot. So what are these century egg things?
• Philippines
25 Apr 08
(please refer to my earlier comments. thanks!!) to add to it, these days, century eggs are no longer commonly burried in soil or coated with clay but are allowed to preserve in a mixture of salt, lime, tea and wood ash. after the preservation process, the egg becomes grayish and speckled... thanks!
• United States
25 Apr 08
I love chinese food, specially those eggrolls.. yumyumy... Well Actually most of what they have on the menu... I'm getting hungry just right now talking about it.....
• Philippines
25 Apr 08
me, too! i also like foo-yong, which is actually omelette. especially crab foo-yong with crab meat and mushrooms! yummy!
@digerati (287)
• Philippines
30 Jun 08
[i][/i]hi arnibarni, just like any thing, it is either we love it or hate... as for chinese foods, i love their pansits and siopaos... and chao fans... chowking kid, digerati
@BUSSY1979 (1284)
• United States
28 Apr 08
i love chinese food also. every first of the month, i always go to the China Star buffet to eat good Chinese food. i will only go to the buffets though, since you can eat all you want with one price. can you eat spicy foods? i love spicy foods too. lol i've ate sometimes very hot and spicy foods sometimes.
@fenicliu (93)
• China
26 Apr 08
I am Fenic, from China. I live in Wuhan, a big city in the central China with population over 8 million. Wuhan people like delicious food and centralize many foods across China. But I have no idea about the century eggs you mentioned. What is it on earth? Hehe... I think "dumpling, Jiaozhi, Peking roast duck" etc are very famous for the people out of China.
• United States
25 Apr 08
I have never heard of that before what is a century egg is it pickled or something like that ?
@rhane7315 (5673)
• Philippines
25 Apr 08
i haven't tasted the century eggs yet but my told me that it's really good (he's chinese lol) but one of my favorite foods in chinese would be sweet and sour pork/chicken, honey lemon chicken, chopsuey, etc
@Sir_bobby88 (8245)
• Singapore
25 Apr 08
Yes i love century eggs too , especially when adding it into my poriddge yea .