World's Strangest Breakfasts
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China: Congee with Century Eggs
Congee is a porridge made by slow cooking rice for an extended period of time, until it takes on a thick, creamy texture. What makes this dish truly strange is the topping: century eggs. These are eggs that are traditionally wrapped in a mixture of clay, salt, ash, lime, and rice for several weeks. The result? The yolk turns green, and the white resembles amber or sometimes is almost black; the consistencies are creamy and gelatinous, respectively, with a pungent odor of sulfur and ammonia.