Century Egg ピータン

There is a brave Aussie girl in my staff who has really conservative taste (food).  She hates seafood, she admits she grew up on meat and potato but what I admire about her is that she will have a go at anything before making her decision.  So so far, I have made her try natto, umeboshi, tofu, green tea ice cream, etc, etc.  The other day, I got a  century egg.  This is a duck egg that has been buried in the ground and left to ferment for a while.  The end result, the egg white turns into a black hard jelly and the yolk turns green.  A slight ammonia smell, I think it is pretty similar to natto and I like having it every once in a while.  I used the first one into a cold dish with tofu, tomato, shallots, sesame oil, chilli sauce and soy sauce.  And another one in a congee (pictured). 

Before

After

オージースタッフLさんの向上・研究のためにいままで梅干、納豆、抹茶アイスなどいろいろなものを試させていますが、今回はピータン。もっとひどいかと思ったら以外とまずくなかったとのこと。ちなみに他の日本人スタッフもほとんど口にしたことが無かったそう。おいしいのにマイナーなんですね。

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