Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Telur Asin Brebes (Salted Duck Egg from Brebes)

During my trip to Bandung, I saw a street vendor selling boiled salted duck eggs from Brebes.
Bandung

Brebes is a small city in Central Java with population less than 2 millions people is very well known for producing salted duck eggs in Indonesia. The salted duck eggs from Brebes are the best. The way of making the salted duck egg is by packing each duck egg in damp salted charcoal and leave it for 7 to 10 days. Some vendors are selling their salted duck eggs unboiled with the salted charcoal paste still wrapping the eggs and some other vendors are selling the boiled and clean with a stamp on each egg.

Bandung

The most wonderful part of the salted duck egg is the dark orange fatty yolk! Yes, I love it so much! Oh.. and I don't bother at all with the white egg part which is too salty and sharp for my tastebuds ;)
Bandung

1 telur asin Brebes costs Rp. 3.000 (about 30 cents US)

37 comments:

  1. ???
    Eat it jsut like that ahh?

    Here we eat it with porridge. Or we use the yolk in dumplings.. yea.. i like it also! ;)

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  2. TNG: Oopssss... no.. no... no... of course, we don't eat just like that! Hahaha... We eat it usually with warm rice :)

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  3. yea, we love salted egg with porridge over here..this one which has really nice egg york hhu!!

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  4. Everytime I come here I learn something new. I have never heard of these eggs, nor seen that color of the yolk. Interesting adn informative as always!!

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  5. You just love the salted egg yolk? Then you are gonna love the plethora of salted egg yolk dishes here in Malaysia - salted egg yolk prawns, salted egg yolk calamari, salted egg yolk crabs, salted egg yolk pumpkin sticks... :D

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  6. SG: when I eat porridge with egg then I usually will go with the century egg :)

    donna: I'm glad that you learn something new in here, Donna :)

    LfB: No.. not really, the only salted egg yolk that I love is from duck, not really into other egg yolks but WOW! so many kind of salted egg yolks in Malaysia, that's really interesting to know :)

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  7. I've never had a duck egg. I wonder if I'm brave enough to try one!

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  8. Those sold here in M'sia are still in watery form - not hardboiled.

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  9. I've had a duck egg, but never salted! How does the salt get through the shell? (Probably a scientific answer...)

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  10. The color of that yolk is amazing. I have again learned something new while visiting you.

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  11. I saw these eggs for the first time in the 'Wing Yip' store (HUGE Chinese/Japenese food warehouse) about 35 miles from here.
    As always this is a very interesting post.
    PS: I've been so busy at work lately so appoligise for not visiting for a while x

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  12. I've never had a duck egg...does it taste simiilar to chicken eggs?

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  13. KA: Hehehe... you just need to imagine eating a chicken egg ;)

    thummythoz: Oh... here people prefer the hard boiled one ;)

    mica: hahaha... yeah, you are absolutely right, the salt got through the shell :)

    mary: the color of the yolk is wonderful... Glad that you learn something new :)

    jan: The "Wing Yip" sounds an interesting food warehouse :) You didn't give a try for the salted duck egg? Don't worry, Jan, I'm glad that you manage to visit me now :)

    faith: Yes, it tasted quite similar with chicken eggs :)

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  14. We called it telur masin instead of asin.

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  15. I grew up eating these eggs, and my mom used to purchase these duck eggs still in the charcoal. Ahhh the memories! I love these eggs!

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  16. between your salted egg and ours in Malaysia
    which one is more salty????

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  17. LI: Does masin means salty in Malay? Coz' here in bahasa Indonesia, asin means salty :)

    FLaB: so glad that I can bring sweet memory of salty duck eggs :)

    STL: uhmmm... I'm not sure because I've never eaten the Msian salted duck egg :D

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  18. Look at that bright color. Now that you've said you eat it with rice I think I could definitely give that a try. It has to be so salty and smokey with the way it is prepared.

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  19. I love salted egg with porridge. Don't need anything else :)

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  20. Thanks for introducing us to these strange looking eggs,....

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  21. lori: it's very yummy to eat the egg yolk with rice, hope you'll try it someday :)

    noobcook: sounds so delicious! :) Maybe next time, I also need to try to eat salted egg ducks with porridge :)

    sophie: hahaha.. it's not strange at all, especially for us Asian people ;)

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  22. the orange yolk looks sultry enough, almost too sinful to be eaten. nice shots, funny to be craving for a simple food such as this, but well ...

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  23. gosh look at the bejeweled yolk! can see its of very high quality. do they always boiled it before selling? we can only get them encrusted with mud and all here.

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  24. Wow, that orange yolk looks amazing! I would love a taste of this salted duck egg!

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  25. j2kfm: thanks for the compliment on the shot :) A simple but an ambrosia food!

    babe_kl: you are right, very high quality salted duck eggs, and Brebes is the city for it :) These days, most of the salted duck eggs are hard boiled but you still can find the ones unboiled with the charcoal paste.

    5SF: I totally agreed that the orange yolk looks amazing :) Hope you can give a try of it.

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  26. i used to shun duck egg yolks... cos i just dont like the taste! i can bear with duck egg whites though, with porridge of cos as it is so salty!

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  27. kyh: hehehe... so you don't like duck egg yolks :)

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  28. Wow this is interesting. The yolk is much darker compared to regular eggs.

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  29. I am a fan too. My Indonesian friend can't help but must have salted eggs when he sees it!

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  30. I do remember seeing a documentary or something similar about duck eggs being salted. I have never had regular duck eggs, but would love to try them.

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  31. fffh: Yes, it is much darker because of being salted :)

    worldwindows: *hi5* so many fan of salted eggs :)

    MTC: Maybe you can try to make salted duck eggs by your own, actually it's very easy ;)

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  32. It's very hard to get salted eggs here, especially salted duck eggs...! I like salted eggs inside a bakchang (or however it's written;-)), hmmm, yummy...!

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  33. Oh wow they look so cute piled up there. The yolk does look very rich, it's a shame the white is too salty to eat.
    xx

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  34. CG: I know that the German like to make their own salted egg from chicken egg. They soaked it in salted water for weeks :)

    DA: It looks like a little pyramid :)

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  35. Funny, are they selling the cooked salted eggs just like that?

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  36. postingane apik nemen sung...maaf...nyong coment nganggo bahasa brebes bae....soale lagi kangen karo endog asine...
    kye senggane...melu-melu tek sharing neng bloge enyong kepimen...olih ora ya wa ?

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