hmm.. what does 100 year old egg (Century Egg) taste like?
hmm.. it's pretty disgusting the 1st time round..
i never eat it on its own.
i always have it with a mouthful of rice and try to include some other tasty meat or egg piece in the spoonful with it (for umame taste).
so the umame + starchy rice taste goes with the really strong earth sandy sort of burnt-copper taste of the century egg. the century egg yolk is like eating charcoal tangy fine sand. the white of the century egg, which has turned into a sort of coffee coloured jelly tastes almost like a bland jelly with a sort of dead meat taste. yea, if i eat century egg on its on, the aftertaste is like eating rotting meat.
so.. if i chew my spoonful of century egg, rice and umame flavour, i get this nice unique tasting mix of flavours lifted a bit into a pungent yummy hyper-umame sort of flavour. but i have to chew and swallow fast to make sure the dead-corpse aftertaste doesn't emerge too much. Or else I could gag.
yea.. fun thing to eat :-D
( i dont eat it very often, but the century egg is meant to be full of mineral nutrients )
edit: changed from third person to first person self-reference (since my taste is not the only taste of century egg)