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Would you eat an egg soaked in urine? The local delicacy is a spring favorite in the city of Dongyang.  The New York Times recently published an article on “virgin boy eggs” in the Zhejiang city. The eggs, soaked in the urine of young boys, have been listed as “intangible cultural heritage” since 2008. Many locals believe that the special eggs can enhance strength, improve blood circulation and prevent heat stroke. The “virgin boy eggs,” sell at around 2 RMB each.

To cook the “virgin boy eggs” chefs follow a time-honored recipe. They first soak the eggs in urine and bring the pot to a boil. Then they remove the eggs, crack the shells, and put the eggs back in the pot. The eggs simmer in the urine a day. The chefs add more urine and sometimes add herbs. The eggs turn pale gold and the yokes turn green. Wu Bei, 29, an employee at Zhang Yuming Chinese Medicine Clinic in Dongyang said that the eggs taste very salty.

Modern science has confirmed that there are no nutritional benefits in drinking urine. However, locals in Dongyang all praise the eggs for keeping them in good health and bringing “the taste of spring.”

Source: ifeng.com

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14 Comments Add your comment

1

Viki87
comment|72484|1599349

Yikes

Jul 26, 2016 21:26 Report Abuse

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retiredinchina
comment|72485|1628124

There you are, the new future "yimmers" of a great superpower".

Jul 26, 2016 22:42 Report Abuse

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seansarto
comment|72486|58486

The article right next to this one is about an American pedophile...does anybody else see an implied connection here?..Maybe an Eastern influence on Western thinking? Certainly the distinction of being "virgin" connotates a sexual proclivity with children.

Jul 27, 2016 04:54 Report Abuse

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Lord_hanson
comment|72487|279026

Fools are easily parted with their money.

Jul 27, 2016 08:46 Report Abuse

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Hotwater
comment|72488|275636

Good for healthy!

Jul 27, 2016 10:40 Report Abuse

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Stiggs
comment|72491|276259

But not the breath.

Jul 27, 2016 15:57 Report Abuse

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Sponge_Bob
comment|72493|1632030

that is nasty.

Jul 27, 2016 17:06 Report Abuse

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Quinn68
comment|72499|28680

"Modern science has confirmed that there are no nutritional benefits in drinking urine. However, locals in Dongyang all praise the eggs." Why? "No why! We have 5000 year history. Now I go eat placenta, dog and rhino horn so my soldier salute. You no understand stupid laowei." Just when I think their ignorance can't astonish me more than it already has, I find this sick s**t out.

Jul 27, 2016 22:10 Report Abuse

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kuntmans
comment|72504|307009

Don't judge until you try. You will be pleasantly surprised. I have heard of so many laowai converts to the piss eggs. Also the supposed health benefits are probably more to do with holistic well being rather than straight up nutrician, although pee can contain a lot of vitamin C.

Jul 28, 2016 17:57 Report Abuse

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Mateusz
comment|72513|48324

Dumbass racism, blind support of Chinese derpitude... yup. You're back in true form.

Jul 28, 2016 23:00 Report Abuse

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PulSartre
comment|72522|1596549

I promise you, this sort of news about China, make me stop job hunting in this country. It can't be put any better to describe how much the cultural heritage of this country petrifies me to death in an instant. Then I remember to run and don't look back again. "This is China!" I slap my face in awe and shock when I hear this sentence only. What else when I read about such cultural heritage. Thanks, but no thanks.

Jul 29, 2016 12:08 Report Abuse

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biggj123
comment|72529|308467

ENJOY?????

Jul 30, 2016 00:11 Report Abuse

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LastTargarean
comment|72544|1615815

"Necessary?! Is it necessary for me to drink my own urine? No. But I do it anyway because it's sterile and I like the taste." So Patches O'Hoolihan was from Dongyang?

Jul 31, 2016 23:36 Report Abuse

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Guest388182
comment|72550|43131

why don't they bury 'em in baby stools for a few months first...

Aug 01, 2016 08:39 Report Abuse