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1000-Year-Old-Eggs

As an international student from Taiwan, I (Kuan) have eaten probably thousands of 1000 year old eggs until I found out it is officially one of the most disgusting foods in the world. So, what is 1000 year old egg? The Chinese cover raw eggs—duck, chicken and sometimes quail—with a mix of clay, ash, quicklime, salt, and straw and let them sit for weeks or months to cure. The yolks turn deep-green and soften; the whites disintegrate into a transparent amber jelly. Reeking of sulphur, they’re served with silken tofu or pork, scallions and ginger, in the rice porridge known as congee, or simply as part of a banquet platter of cold finger foods.

Let’s check out how Remy thinks about 1000 year old egg.

1000 year old eggs are sold in most Chinese supermarkets today in the US.
But the question is DO YOU DARE?

Please comment and tell us how you think of a 1000 year old egg if you have eaten or not eaten one.

What is something you find delicious but most people would disagree with you?

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Dine if you dare.

Huashan Mountain is a 2.5 hour drive from Xi’an, and it is one of five sacred mountains in China. It is known for its dangerous cliffs and plunging ravines. Not surprisingly, it is the most dangerous mountain in China for climbers. However, if climbers somehow manage to reach the very top, they earn the privilege to dine for free at the hilltop restaurant.

Interested? Well, let’s take a sneak preview of what the journey’s like!

1. Take the tram up to the start of the trail.

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2. Follow the path.

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3. Remember to hold onto the railing for your dear life.

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4. Watch out for the people in front of you, and be careful of people who are going in the opposite direction of you when they’re descending the mountain.

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5. Take a few steps.

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6. Watch out now. It gets a little steeper, so keep your toes in the holes.

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7. Almost there!

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8. And finally, congratulations on not dying!

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Now that you’ve gone through a pictorial version of the adventure ahead, the question is —

Do you dare?