As the Easter holidays are fast approaching, we've created an Easter Egg special series to showcase 7 different types of exotic eggs. We have included some milder options such as Beet Pickled Eggs, but the truly adventurous will have to try Balut Eggs. See if you can give these exotic eggs a try with a little Easter spirit!
Exotic Eggs (From least to most exotic)
1. Onsen Tamago
A traditional Japanese low temperature egg originally slow cooked in the water of onsen (hot springs) in Japan.
2. Beet Pickled Egg
Originated from Germany, this hard boiled egg is cured in a brine of beets, beet juice, vinegar, sugar, cloves and other spices, resulting in a bright pink color.
3. Tea Egg
A typical savory Chinese food commonly sold as a snack. The egg is cracked lightly, then boiled again in tea, sauce and/or with spices.
4. Scotch Egg
A common picnic food originated in U.K. made by wrapping a hard-boiled egg in sausage meat, coated in bread crumbs and baked or deep-fried.
5. Salted Duck Egg
A Chinese preserved food product made by soaking duck eggs in brine, or packing each egg in damp, salted charcoal. Sometimes you may see them sold covered in a thick layer of salted charcoal paste in Asian markets.
6. Century Egg
This Chinese preserved delicacy is made by preserving duck, chicken or quail eggs in a mixture of clay, ash, salt, quicklime, and rice hulls for several weeks to several months, depending on the method of processing. Due to its strong taste and the creamy cheese-like texture, some people aren't that fond of them.
7. Balut Egg
The most exotic egg we dare you to try is the balut egg; a developing duck embryo that is boiled and eaten in the shell. It originated and is commonly sold as street food in the Philippines as well as other Southeast Asian countries such as Cambodia.