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6 Fun Ways to Satisfy Your Salted Egg Craving


It's been a couple of years since the salted egg trend burst onto the food scene, but it seems like this is a craze that's here to stay.
From savory snacks to indulgent desserts, the creamy, rich, salty-sweet, umami-filled flavors of salted egg has surely won hearts around the world.

 

But this fairly new trend has been around for a quite a while.

In Filipino cuisine, salted egg (itlog na maalat) is a staple breakfast side dish, usually served with cut-up tomatoes, cured meats (like tapa and tocino) and seafood like sun-dried milkfish (daing na bangus).

Craving some salted egg? Here's some fun ideas to satisfy that craving! 

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1. Salted Egg Shrimp

The unique flavor and texture of salted egg has always been well suited to seafood in Filipino cuisine. This is why it makes perfect sense to merge the two in this delicious dish inspired by Chinese cuisine. Want to try salted egg-coated shrimp?

 Get the full recipe here.

2. Salted Egg Pasta

The creaminess and softness of salted egg lends itself well to pastas like carbonara. Have fun with toppings like bacon or tuyo (dried fish) to put your own Filipino twist to this Italian classic!

Get the full recipe here.

3. Salted Egg Chicken

Adding salted egg to fried chicken truly elevates the flavor and texture of this popular comfort food. It’s rich, creamy, and salty with just the right amount of umami. What more can you ask for?

Get the full recipe here.

4. Salted Egg Cookies

Savory dishes aren't the only ones that liven up with the addition of salted egg; it can also complement an array of desserts and sweet dishes like custard buns and cookies.

Get the full recipe here.

5. Salted Egg Fried Rice

Instead of tossing regular egg into stir-fried rice along with the usual carrots, peas, and ham why not go for salted egg instead? 

Fried rice is a local Filipino favorite that's typically made with garlic and a bit of butter. You can also sprinkle some spring onions for added flavor. 

Get the full recipe here.

6. Salted Egg Fish Skin Chips

Salted egg-flavored chips are practically everywhere, but our favorite is this proudly Filipino creation that we have included in our Spring Chibundle.

This season, we are delighted to bring you the homemade delicacy that features the signature salty-sweet flavor of salted egg and curry leaves with every crunchy bite.

Stip's Chips Salted Egg Fish Skin Chips is part of this season's Seaside Selection. 

Our Spring Chibundle features this drool-worthy treat along with other delightfully inventive Filipino goodies: Pamana's Sinaing na Tulingan, Buko Foods Coconut Spread with Sea Salt, L'Amor Coco Ginger Herbal Tea, AG Pure Coco Crisps, and Bicol's Best Bicol Express Tinapa

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