When I was a little girl a favorite treat for me was eating thousand year old eggs or 皮蛋. At our family dinners I would wait impatiently as my grandmother ate her share first (at Chinese dinners the elders always had the first pick). She loved the shining smooth black and green eggs with the unique creamy/jellyish texture as much as I did. But always, when my dearest grandma caught me greedily eyeing the diminishing pile of thousand year eggs she would quickly choose a nice piece with her chopsticks and gently place it in my rice bowl. Yum, yum! Thank you 奶奶!
|Irontail with his magic (black) egg|
|Peter Cottontail with his Easter eggs turned green by Irontail|
|Pine branch or snowflake like patterns appear on some eggs|
More eggy recipes at The Hong Kong Cookery:
Thousand Year Egg and Tofu 皮蛋豆腐
Chinese Tea Eggs - The Egg as Art 茶葉蛋
Easter Egg Natural Dye Google