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Singapore Stories: Century Egg Salad

December 31, 1969

Delish. [Photograph: Yvonne Ruperti]

When I was little, my mom used to talk about her Chinese high school friend, Betty, who ate these "hundred-year-old eggs." I was fascinated at the idea of eating this black egg, though it did sound gnarly. When I moved to Singapore, I finally had my chance. Though this treat (and yes, it has become that for me) is not specifically Singaporean, because of the large Chinese population here, century eggs are everywhere.

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