A mixture of art in all its forms and random grabs from life and whatever else bubbles up….

No traditions for me….

I am not religous and dont like to stick too much to traditions….so f**k the usual colored eggs this year and here is a recipe that I got taught when I was training as a chinese chef…


Ingredients :

* 6 eggs
* 120 ml. dark soy sauce
* 6 dl.  water
* 2 tablespoons sugar
* 4 pieces star anise
* 1 cinnamon stick
* 4 teaspoons jasmine tea leaves (traditionally oolong  tea leaves are used, but I prefer the fragrance of jasmine-scented green tea and there are so many variations)

Instructions :

1. Hard-boil eggs in water. Allow to cool.
2. Combine all the rest of the ingredients and bring to a boil.
3. Once eggs are cool enough to handle, gently but firmly crack the shells until you have many little cracks all over the shell. Do not remove shell.
4. Place cracked, hard-boiled eggs into the liquid and simmer at low heat for half an hour.
5. Turn off heat and allow eggs to cool down , keep the eggs in the liquid overnight in the refrigerator. The longer they steep the darker the color and the stronger the flavor.
6. When ready to eat, remove eggs from the braising liquid and carefully remove eggshells.


5 responses

  1. Sweet! I’m not religious too, so no Jesus things going on in my house 🙂
    Chinese chef? Really? That’s cool! 😎

    April 21, 2011 at 16:40

    • 🙂 jesus things go on here but not for me …I cannot be a hypocrite and celebrate something I dont believe in 🙂
      yeah trained as a chinese chef for a few years then worked in chinese,indonesian and japanese kitchens. later got my degree in “western cooking” 🙂
      Asian food is my passion 🙂

      April 21, 2011 at 16:46

      • How cool is that!!!
        I want to study Chinese in the future, at university! Hope it works out!
        For the second time: How cool is that!!!

        April 21, 2011 at 17:07

      • Now thats cool 🙂 its hard to learn …when i worked in the restaurants ..most chefs could speak some english (except the old ones) but it was mostly cantonese.I reckon you want to study mandarin? What are your plans for using chinese if I may ask ? 🙂

        April 21, 2011 at 17:12

  2. Hi there, I found your website from digg. It is not something I would normally read, but I loved your thoughts on it. Thanks for making a blog post worth reading!

    May 16, 2011 at 04:56

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