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Egg-xotic Eggs for Easter

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Easter is coming again………

It’s time to hunt for those multi-colored painted eggs.

Talking about egg, there’s a culinary tradition I miss quite a bit from my childhood that has to do with egg. Duck egg….. salted duck egg.

What?

Salted duck egg?

Yes, that’s right! We, Indonesian (and also many Asian) eat salted duck egg.

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The egg white has a sharp, salty taste. The orange red yolk is rich, fatty, and less salty. The yolk is prized and is used in Chinese moon cakes to symbolize the moon.

Despite its name, salted duck eggs can also be made from chicken eggs, though the taste and texture will be somewhat different, and the egg yolk will be less rich.

What is salted duck egg?

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Go tell it on the Mountain

One day there was an announcement in my office that this year we will go to Mount Bromo in East Java for our year-end gathering .

Mount Bromo is a convenient stop for travellers between Bali and Surabaya, and the most popular of all East Java’s travel destinations, this active 2,392-metre- (7,85 foot-) high volcano lies 112 kilometres (70 miles), about three hours, southeast of Surabaya. Enclosed by perpendicular walls 350 metres (1,150 feet) high, Bromo’s awesome 2,200-metre- (7,220-foot-) high ‘sand sea’ caldera has three mountains within it, craters within one huge crater, the Bromo Semeru Massif. There are also three small crater lakes inside the larger crater.


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