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Why aren't eggs more prevalent in traditional Chinese/Taiwanese breakfasts?

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Why aren't eggs more prevalent in traditional Chinese/Taiwanese breakfasts?

ipsedixit | May 19, 2012 08:29 PM

Aside from Thousand Year Old Eggs or Preserved Duck Eggs (used in congee), eggs aren't really used in Chinese or Taiwanese breakfast dishes.

Even crepes a la Chinese style do not use eggs.

Your typical, traditional Chinese breakfast is usually some sort of rice porridge or congee, sweet or savory pastry, or maybe tzong-zi, or some combo of dou-jian (or soybean milk) and/or yiou-tiao (or crullers).

But where are the eggs?

Thoughts?

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