Chinese Salt Baked Quail Egg 鹽焗鵪鶉蛋
By Ellen L. Published: 2017-04-13
Cheep, cheep! Presenting our interpretation of a 'natural' Easter: this year we bring together the idea of Easter eggs and the idea of street food culture in Hong Kong. Our Easter nest is full of tiny naturally speckled eggs! Namely the delicate Chinese Salt Baked Quail Eggs, or 鹽焗鵪鶉蛋, usually found at your local street hawker, these roasty, just salty wee eggs come still piping hot in a paper bag. There's nothing quite like it to have in your pocket on a windy day to warm your fingers with!
Here's a street hawker we happened on during the Chinese New Year. Can you see the salt baked quail eggs in the right corner? And all the other goodies, roasted peanuts, gingko nuts, chestnuts, and charcoal baked yams! YUM! Too bad the street hawkers only dare to come out during these kinds of public holidays nowadays, any other time they get chased off and fined. (Thanks HK Govt for killing off the street food culture of HK.) But no worries, if you can't get your fix off the streets you can still enjoy your Salt Baked Quail Eggs as they are quite easy to make at home!