4 century eggs (buy at Asian store)
3 tablespoons soy sauce
sprigs of cilantro

Crack the egg shell of the century egg by hitting it on a hard surface, going around the egg until all parts of the eggshell are cracked but not broken.

Slowly, with your hands, peel the eggshell away from the solid black egg inside without breaking it. You should be able to get one whole smooth solid black egg out of the cracked shell. Repeat the process with all the eggs.

Cut each egg gently  vertically in half with a sharp small knife. Next, cut the other half gently vertically into half again. Repeat the process with the rest of the eggs.

Lay each fourth of an egg on a platter making your own design. I make mine like flowers, each fourth of an egg as a petal. Be creative.

When you're done with your design, pour the soy sauce on the plate and top with sprigs of cilantro.

* Serves 4 to 6
*Mother-in-Law's Recipe


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