Every Spring, the people of Dongyang enjoy a unique culinary custom; eating eggs soaked in the urine of virgin schoolboys (no this isn’t a premature April Fool’s Joke). With the season for these literally oddball delicacies fast approaching, it was only appropriate that they were named one of the world’s weirdest eats by USA Today.
USA today reports:
These precious treats are twice boiled eggs. They hard boil them once, remove the shell and boil them again. The secret is to boil them in urine. Yes, urine. Some even say that the best way to boil these eggs is to use urine from prepubescent boys. Collection buckets are passed from school to school to gather this urine, which is then used to boil the eggs.
So harvesting them is basically like panning for (liquid) gold, except by a different ‘stream.’ Flavor-wise, the eggs apparently don’t go over easy, tasting strongly like ammonia and brine. We wouldn’t know, but please let us know if you try them next time “urinetown.”
A video on Dongyang pee eggs
[Via the appropriately-titled LiveLeak.com]
The listicle also included embryonic duck eggs, maggot cheese, and live octopus tentacles.
[Photo via Ministry of Tofu]