4 Places To Find Exciting & Egg-cellent Salted Egg Yolk Dishes This CNY
Food trends are notoriously short-lived, but there is one that has successfully infiltrated our local food scene – the salted egg.
While it is traditionally consumed – in the form of a boiled salted duck egg – as an accompaniment to Teochew porridge, many might find it more recognisable when used as a salty, slightly spicy sauce.
Chefs from various dining establishments have been quick to capture our nation’s obsession with the salted egg flavour. Besides finding its way into mooncakes and hawker zi char dishes, this golden yolk has also been used to coat potato chips, fill croissants, drizzled over fries, and even made into desserts.
And with Chinese New Year just round the corner, our usual CNY treats have also been dazzled with some salted egg appeal. Here are some of our favourites that should not be missed.
Long Jiang Classic Noodle and Congee House
Seafood is a mainstay every CNY. This year, dress up the usual dishes with a salty, spicy kick. Long Jiang Classic Noodle and Congee House might be know for traditional Chinese cuisine, but they also serve up innovative renditions.
The Crab With Cheese And Salted Egg Sauce ($7.80/g) will give you a reason to lick your fingers clean. It has a salty and aromatic sauce that goes great with the succulent-sweet crab. Equally lip-smacking is the Crayfish with Salted Egg Sauce ($22), with sauce so good you’ll want it with some rice, or just scooped up from the plate and straight to your mouth.
Aubergine might not be my vegetable of choice, but I am willing to give it a chance when it comes in a salted egg yolk coated batter. Hints of spice, and the fragrance from the pork floss made the Crispy Fried Aubergine with Salted Egg and Pork Floss ($14) a surprisingly enjoyable dish.
Long Jiang Classic Noodle and Congee House
Address: Clarke Quay Block B, 3 River Valley Road, #01-16, Singapore 179021
Phone: +65 6266 3323
Chang Cheng Ming Kitchen
Zi char dishes are a familiar favourite of many. Those willing to venture beyond the usual affair will be treated to Chang Cheng Ming Kitchen’s new culinary creations. One of which is the Baked Prawn With Salted Egg & Cheese, available ala-carte ($22 for a small portion) or with their Chinese New Year Set Menus. The prawns are coated in a creamy cheesy sauce, which makes for a rich dish that’s great for sharing.
And instead of the usual raw fish, opt for their Salted Egg Fish Skin Yusheng, available ala-carte ($32.80 for the large which serves 10 pax) or with their Chinese New Year Set Menus. If you cannot get enough of the addictive salted egg fish skin snack, then this version will add a savoury and crunchy component to the otherwise sweet dish. It is an interesting welcome to the standard yearly affair.
For the list of outlets, visit http://changcheng.sg
As if fried chicken cannot get any better, Popeyes has released their Cajun Golden Chicken, which means it’s even harder to stick to those new year resolution plans now. Deep-fried chicken pieces come topped with Golden Salted Egg Yolk seasoning. The Cajun Golden Chicken Set Meal ($8.20) comes with two pieces of the Cajun Golden Chicken, garlic rice, and pepsi.
For the list of outlets, visit http://www.popeyes.com.sg/
The best part of CNY will have to be the snacks. These festive delights are also given a salted egg yolk makeover at Baker’s Oven. Their Salted Egg Cookies ($22.80 for one tub, $50 for three tubs) should come with a warning sign. They are as addictive as they are crumbly. Each cookie comes with notes of salted egg yolk and curry leaves perfuming through the flaky, buttery crust. Before you know it, you’ll be done with the tub even before your guests arrive.
Orders can be made via their website, or drop by their booth at the event hall in the following shopping centers from 1 February: Vivocity, NEX Mall, Clementi Mall, Jurong Point, AMK Hub, Parkway Parade.
Address: Blk 15 Woodlands Loop, #03-12, Woodlands East Industrial Estate, Singapore 738322
Phone: +65 6752 0311
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 9am – 6pm; Sat: 9am – 1pm
This post is brought to you by Salted Egg Shiok campaign. This campaign is part of a joint promotion with the Restaurant Association of Singapore (RAS).