Are we seeing a salted egg renaissance?

The answer seems to be yes, going by the new salted egg offerings launched the past week. 

Are we seeing a salted egg renaissance?
Are we seeing a salted egg renaissance?
06 Jul 2018

Are we seeing a salted egg renaissance?

Once merely a must-have accompaniment to our Teochew porridge, the ubiquitous salted egg has evolved into an ‘it’ ingredient with a cult-like following. In five years, it’s gone from liu sha bao filling to staple ingredient in zi char dishes, even invading fast food, baked goods and desserts, to the point that it’s almost become too much of a good thing.

And just when we think it’s time for the golden ingredient to move on, two bakeries and a fast-food chain rolled out new salted egg treats in the span of three days. Wait, is it trendy again? While we are not sure what sparked the interest once more, we put our tastebuds - and waistlines - on the line to see if these treats are egg-cellent or not.

KFC Goldspice Chicken
KFC Goldspice Chicken
06 Jul 2018

KFC Goldspice Chicken

What it is: Spicy salted egg fried chicken. But better.

It took KFC a while to jump on the salted egg bandwagon, but when it did, it nailed it. Unlike most salted egg fried chicken dishes, which are smothered with the creamy sauce, this one, which is marinated in the KFC Hot & Crispy marinade, is coated with a generous sprinkling of salted egg, chilli, curry leaves and sweet basil. The result: fried chicken perfection.

The meat is tender, juicy and amazingly tasty. Salty-sweet, with a tinge of spice, we like that the salted egg yolk taste isn’t overpowering or jelak. In fact, the powdered seasoning is so dangerously addictive that we hoovered everything down – crispy skin, fats and all - in minutes. Finger lickin’ good indeed.

Prices start at $8.55 for a 2-piece meal. Available at all KFC outlets except Sentosa, KidZania and Singapore Zoo till Aug 9.

Purchase a KFC Goldspice meal and stand to win a daily cash prize of $488 or grand prize of an Audi Q2. Details at toggle.sg/everydaywins.

Delifrance’s Oozy Bo Luo Croissant
Delifrance’s Oozy Bo Luo Croissant
06 Jul 2018

Delifrance’s Oozy Bo Luo Croissant

What it is: Bo luo bao-croissant hybrid with oozy salted egg yolk filling

Bo luo bao-crusted croissant? Only Delifrance is genius enough to dream up this delight AND stuff it with indulgent fillings. However, despite its name and pictures making the rounds on the Internet, the salted egg filling of our mini croissant was stodgy and failed to ooze out. But if you can get past that, it actually tastes pretty good, though the salted egg flavour can afford to be stronger. You get the best of both worlds - the sweet, crumbly crust of the Hong Kong-style pineapple bun with the soft, buttery layers of the croissant. The pastry also comes in five other flavours: sea salt dark chocolate, kaya & butter, hazelnut praline, crunchy peanut and blueberry cream cheese.

Available at $2.80 at all Delifrance outlets.

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BreadTalk’s Golden Lava Flosss
BreadTalk’s Golden Lava Flosss
06 Jul 2018

BreadTalk’s Golden Lava Flosss

What it is: BreadTalk’s signature Flosss bun with a creamy salted egg yolk centre

BreadTalk has stepped up its Flosss game with its new kid on the block that pairs two popular zi char ingredients with their best-selling bun. Instead of the usual pork floss, this bun, which features a creamy salted egg yolk centre, is topped with spicy and buttery cereal floss that is inspired by zi char flavours, so you get an explosion of flavours with every bite. Wish there was more filling though.

Available at $2 at all BreadTalk outlets till Sep 22.

From now till Jul 22, get any 6 Flosss buns for $8. Promotion not available at CityLink Mall, ION Orchard Link, Raffles City, Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore Cruise Centre and VivoCity outlets.

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