I like to think I’m pretty open-minded when it comes to food. I absolutely won’t eat insects but I’ve had snails, bull testicles and my mom’s version of cow tongue (a truly awful assault on the senses). But every now and then I see something that just completely grosses me out.
While poking around one of the many specialty markets in San Francisco’s Chinatown I saw this edible atrocity. I thought maybe it was really something else and not actually a preserved duck egg, but no. Ingredients: duck egg, water, sodium carbonate, salt, tea. Yuck.
With its greenish black exterior and “soft yolk,” this has to be one of the most unappetizing things I’ve seen in a while. I’d love to know what it tastes like but even just thinking about it sends mild waves of nausea rippling through my stomach.