This is a very powerful starter! The spicy sparkling sauce goes very well with the slightly salty / nutty, jelly-like eggs finished with the fresh cilantro. Century eggs are one of my favourite bites but sadly you hardly find them on a restaurants´s menu. But it´s really easy to do, it takes max. 10 min and you have a delicious and good looking starter for your Chinese meal on the table.

  • 2 preserved eggs
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • 2 teaspoons rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 medium clove garlic, sliced
  • 1 red thai chili, sliced
  • 1/3 cup chopped cilantro leaves

Peel, slice and arrange preserved eggs on plate. You can buy them in the Chinese supermarket, I prefer the duck eggs. Whisk vegetable oil, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, salt, sugar, chill and garlic. Pour over eggs and sprinkle with cilantro. Serve et voila!  Yummy!

IMG_7491 Century Eggs, green beans with sesame and fried chicken in 5-spice-powder. Served with rice. Quick and easy dinner for 2.