Foods You Love Only if You Were Raised On Them

Written by Keren Mikva

Century Egg

Though they’re not exactly 100 years old, these eggs are still old, and would most likely be thrown out in a heartbeat by anybody not in the know. In China, duck, chicken or quail eggs are set in a mixture of clay, ash and rice straw among other things, and left for several months to “cook.” Once opened, they are brownish-green and gelatinous-looking monstrosities with a distinct sulfur smell. They are eaten as is or used as an ingredient in other meals.