The Chinese have been raised in protest and have proposed that this food is World Heritage Unesco
The eggs are typical of ancient cuisine China, also known as "century-old eggs", "preserved eggs" or to the Chinese, "ask", which translated literally means "balls of leather." It is hard yolk eggs and clear green and brown semi-trasnparent that are made for months by placing them on clay, lime and salt.
In a recent article, the website CNNGo , belonging to the well-known U.S. news network, the dish considered despicable. "It tastes as if the demon would have cooked" or "as something that was an egg but chose to go astray," they said.
These qualifiers caused anger in China and forced the authors of the paper to apologize. In addition, the Chinese led to propose that the peculiar dish is named World Heritage by Unesco.
IS THE WORST OF ALL?
The list of CNNGo put this food in China is usually taken as a cold appetizer, over Asian dishes such as dog meat South Korean fried tarantulas in Cambodia or Thai cooking cicadas.
The article was written in a humorous, but has made no grace to the Chinese, especially through Internet have launched an unprecedented campaign for this meal, with more than 700,000 comments criticizing the list as authors.
"It's an insult to our culture, we must respond to defend the honor of our nation," said forum Yahoo Chinese Web users signed as 'Nhuhga', while manufacturers of this product announced that UNESCO would ask that these Intangible Heritage eggs were.
"When we're eating with one overseas, we must always ask," proposed. Furthermore, in retaliation, Chinese netizens have launched social network Weibo a poll to choose the most disgusting western food, which delights like snails or French cheeses are more mature and smelling some of the leading polling.
The wave of complaints CNNGo forced to publish a new article by clarification and apology. "I had no intention of offending who likes the" centuries-old eggs ", or who dislike, or manufacturers, or those involved in producing or serving, much less to the Chinese culture," the editor of CNNGo, Andrew Demaria.
"Content is the opinion of CNNGo or CNN," he said Demaria, adding that "it is a shame that is misinterpreted as an insult to Chinese culture, which of course, he stressed it was not our goal."
"I, personally, I love" eggs centenarians ", especially accompanied by ginger in my favorite restaurant in Hong Kong," he noted in a conciliatory tone editor in chief, branding as "very unfortunate" that the reporter who wrote they received a wave of emails with insults and death threats "just say in an egg."
THE TRADITION OF EGGS
Legend has it that the "request" was born 600 years ago, when a Chinese discovered by chance that some eggs that a duck had left buried in the mud by accident had changed color and flavor, though still tasty to the palate, the least for Asia.
Common at weddings and birthdays as plate opening of a large banquet, usually chicken eggs or quail leg, due to contact with lime and other components where they are buried, they acquire a sulfurous odor.
The "black legend" says that these eggs by acid smell, you get to be conserved in human or animal urine, and while this is merely a prejudice against this food, circulated in recent months on websites China reports that in a remote village in the country really well prepared.