Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Salted egg 腌咸鸭蛋

I bought a tray of duck egg thinking that I will cook something out of it but unfortunately I couldn't recall which recipe was it so in the end, I ended up with this tray of duck egg that I didn't know what to do with it.

So I decided to try my hand at making Salted Egg.  Hubby thinks I am crazy but well for experiment sake, I am game for it.

Findings: I had a hard time putting weight on the eggs as my container's openning is small and thus I can't fit a small plate inside.  The only ones that can squeeze through is sauce plate and that was not enough.  It was frustrating then as a slight movement, I had to redo the whole process again.

If I ever try this again, I will layer the eggs, put the weight and then fill in the salt solution in real slow.

Source: Kim Ping Wong

What you need:

400g sea salt
1000ml water
10 duck eggs
2 star annise
1 tbsp shaoxing rice wine 绍兴酒


Boil water and salt until salt dissolved.  Leave salt water to cool COMPLETELY.

Wash duck egg and wipe dry.  Set aside.

Wash and dry container thoroughly.

Lay duck eggs at the bottom of the container neatly.  

Pour salt solution into the container.  Salt solution MUST be FULLY submerged.  Place some weight over the eggs if necessary.

Store in a cool, dark place.

After 18 days, salted eggs are ready.

Store the remaining eggs in the fridge.



  1. Hi Edith, wah... my favorite salted duck egg, love to eat this with porridge. After this can cook bitter gourd with salted egg or steam salted egg with mince meat.

    P/S Make kaya with duck eggs, the kaya taste better.

    Have a nice week ahead,regards.

    1. Amelia, unfortunately duck eggs are not easily accessible here :( Maybe I should cook my duck egg kaya in my aunt house next time. :)

  2. your salted eggs look just like the ones sold outside... i think it's a good idea to be making homemade "everything".. i'd grow my own hens to get the eggs if at all possible in fact! of course, my hubby thought i'm crazy too.. but what do men know ;) lovely eggs Edith

    1. Nothing beats home made for you know what goes inside right?

  3. Hi Edith, I did salted eggs with chicken eggs. I couldn't find duck eggs in Singspore and was told fresh duck eggs are banned in Singapore.

    1. Yes Lian it is. Don't know what logic. I didn't realise that but the kind officer was nice enough to let me go with this tray.

  4. Hi, could u share the recipe for salted egg kaya? sounds interesting ..... and hvnt try it before. wld love to do it.

  5. You didn'the mention to put star anise and rice wine with salt solution?


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