Boiled fertilized duck egg or Hot vit lon luoc is considered as a delicious and healthy food in Vietnam. Coming to Vietnam, travelers shouldn’t miss trying this amazing food. Sellers usually boil fertilized duck egg and keep warm until it’s ordered. The egg is served hot in an egg cup. Fresh Vietnamese mint which adds freshness and hot taste to greasy and tender fertilized duck egg is couldn’t be missed while eating Hot vit lon luoc. Kumquat/lemon wedges, chili (optional), salt and ground black pepper are also served to make salty, hot and sour dipping sauce. A small stainless spoon plays key role in eating Hot vit lon luoc, it is used to make dipping sauce, create a hole on the egg, get duck meat out of the egg shell…
Step 1: Squeeze juice out of kumquat/lemon, stir well salt, ground black pepper, chili (optional) and kumquat/lemon juice by the small stainless spoon to make dipping sauce.
Step 2: Use the spoon to crack the shell on the bottom of the egg.
Step 3: Use fingers to peel away a small area of the shell. While peeling, you can sip the flavorful sauce that basically tastes like a really strong chicken soup.
Step 4: Use spoon to get fertilized duck meat out of the shell.
Step 5: Dip fertilized duck meat into the above special sauce, add a leaf of Vietnamese mint and tuck in. It’s time to feel the taste of one of famous foods fear factor in Vietnam. It’s actually pretty delicious.
Step 5: Continue until the shell is empty.
Above are steps of the most popular way to eat Hot vit lon luoc in Hanoi, Saigon as well as Vietnam. In Danang, they also make fish sauce dip and pickled papaya to eat with Hot vit lon luoc. In Phan Thiet, they eat Boiled fertilized duck egg with pickled daikon and carrot. Tip for whom eating this kind of food: do not look at the duck egg but have a local to help you to peel and get the meat out of the shell.
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