Eggs are more or less a super food that does so much for us but is less appreciated and underrated by pretty much, all of us. Eggs are loaded with a lot of nutrients and are yet easily accessible.
They are a remarkable and source of protein that can be found all over the world, and are served in many different ways. However not many of us know that the possibilities go beyond boiled, scrambled and fried, even though they are much more than a breakfast food in many countries of the world!
Here are some of the tastiest ways people prepare their eggs throughout the world — some of of which you may surprisingly never knew about!
This is a Japanese cuisine that is made with eggs. According to the International Egg Commission, the average person in Japan eats an average of nearly one egg per day and up to a total of 320 eggs each year!
Egg consumption increased after World War II and pretty much became a typical part of Japanese diet afterwards. The tamagokake-gohan is one of the most intriguing breakfast dishes to come from Japan and it consists of rice mixed with a raw egg and topped with soy sauce.
Raw egg is also used in other dishes, such as a dipping sauce for sukiyaki.
This Colombian soup is a breakfast staple that is also made from this nutritious delight. Changua is a milk-based soup made with scallions, cilantro, and poached eggs. It can be served with Bread on the side or even mixed directly into the soup.
This dish is especially popular in the capital city of Bogota. While changua is considered to be a breakfast food, it is light and filling enough to be eaten at any time of the day, even at night!
Century Eggs (China)
They are some of China’s most famous delicacies. The eggs are not actually a century old as the name suggests, but they are aged. They are also sometimes referred to as millennium or thousand year eggs are preserved in a saline solution. The process can take anywhere from a few weeks to several months.
The preservation process causes the yolk of the eggs to take on a creamy, cheese-like texture, and transforms the whites into a dark-colored jelly.
Eggs are an important part of Filipino breakfasts which is why the silog is a popular dish. Silog is derived from sinangag and itlog, the Tagalog words for “fried rice” and “egg” and it combines fried rice, egg, and a meat for a delicious breakfast.
There are a number of common variations for this breakfast dish. Tapsilog adds cured meat to the dish, bangsilog incorporates bangus (milkfish), hotsilog uses hot dogs, and tinasilog is centered around tinapa (smoked fish).
Scotch Eggs (United Kingdom)
Scotch eggs are all the rage in the United Kingdom and have been able to make their way to other parts of the world. While the dish originated in Scotland, scotch eggs were in fact first created in England in the 18th century.
There are many ways to prepare this dish, but they usually include some sort of meat baked with bread crumbs around a hard-boiled egg. Vegetables are also often added to the mixture, and some modern recipes are vegetarian-friendly.