Friday, January 6, 2012
Making Salted Egg Yolks - Tai O Fishing Village
Don't we all love the rich savory flavors we get from salted egg yolks? I do! I love salted egg yolks with almost everything! Mooncakes, prawns, crabs,...hmm I need to experiment more with salted egg yolks. Anyway, a couple of months ago, I had a chance to experience making salted egg yolks during our company's cultural visit to Tai O Fishing Village. It's a lot easier than I expected, we had a lot of fun trying not to break the yolks!
Here are the pictures from the salted egg yolk making session :)
We need duck eggs, a bucket of water, a bucket for rubbish, a tray lined with salt and a net, and some more salt to sprinkle.
First, crack the eggs carefully.
Gently remove as much egg white as possible, pinch the clingy part with your finger without breaking the yolk and rinse in water. Don't waste the egg white, drop them into the bucket of water and use the water for planting.
Place the yolks gently on tray and sprinkle with salt.
And simply let them "cure" for about three days.
Look at all the salted yolks we did!
Hello yummy cholesterol!
After this session, we stuffed our faces with local delicacies and shopped 'til we dropped. I can't wait to visit Tai O again!
Here's how to get there:
Tai O Fishing Village, Lantau Island (Outlying Island)
1. Catch ferry from Central Pier 6 (MTR Hong Kong Station Exit E1. Walk through ifc mall) to Mui Wo, then bus 1 to Tai O.
2. MTR Tung Chung Station, then bus 11 from Tung Chung Town Centre.
I've also posted some black and white pictures of Tai O here.