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1000-Year-Old Eggs

Regarding the Far Eastern “delicacy” of “1000 year old eggs,” Wikipedia has this to say:

1000 year old eggCentury egg, also known as preserved egg, hundred-year egg, thousand-year egg and thousand-year-old egg is a Chinese cuisine ingredient made by preserving duck, chicken or quail eggs in mixture of clay, ash, salt, lime, and rice straw for several weeks to several months, depending on the method of processing. After the process is completed, the yolk becomes a dark green, cream-like substance with a strong odor of sulfur and ammonia, while the white becomes a dark brown, transparent jelly with little flavor or taste. (source)

Whatever floats yer junk, I guess, but what I get out of the above is “putrified egg that smells like farts and piss.”

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