#35: 不是茶叶蛋 而是“咖啡蛋”

Tea eggs (eggs marinated in tea and spices) are a popular Chinese snack, but have you heard of coffee eggs?

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你可能有吃过茶叶蛋,但是你有听过咖啡蛋吗?

茶叶蛋 chá yè dàn = tea egg (click here if you don’t know what this is)
咖啡 kā fēi = coffee


上周,《联合早报》(新加坡)刊登了“咖啡蛋”的食谱,让人眼睛一亮。

食谱 shí pǔ = recipe
眼睛一亮 yǎn jīng yī liàng = eyes widen at the sight / pleasantly surprised


咖啡蛋的制作方法

首先,煮上一锅热水,然后在锅里加上咖啡粉、鸡蛋和一点盐。

鸡蛋煮熟后,用勺子敲打蛋壳。

煮 zhǔ = to cook
熟 shú = fully-cooked / ripe
蛋壳 dàn ké = egg shell


这会让蛋壳有裂痕,咖啡味能渗透到鸡蛋里。

最后,再煮三五分钟,让它更入味。

裂痕 liè hén = cracks
渗透 shèn tòu = to penetrate / seep
入味 rù wèi = more flavorful / tasty


这就是咖啡蛋的制作过程,很简单吧?

你可以直接吃,也可以放进冰箱里。

放冰箱一天后,味道会变得更浓。

制作过程 zhì zuò guò chéng = process of making
冰箱 bīng xiāng = refrigerator
浓 nóng = concentrated


咖啡蛋的味道

剥开蛋壳后,鸡蛋上会有咖啡色的漂亮花纹。

这时,可以拍张照片,上传到朋友圈炫耀一下。

剥开 bō kāi = to peel
花纹 huā wén = pattern
炫耀 xuàn yào = to show off


但味道如何?

《联合早报》的记者写道,

“咬下鸡蛋,齿颊有甘香的咖啡余味。”

齿颊 chǐ jiá = teeth and cheek (i.e. mouth)
甘香 gān xiāng = sweet
余味 yú wèi = aftertaste


“因是黑咖啡,所以味道带苦,喜欢黑咖啡的人,这肯定对准你的口味。”

记者也建议,“不妨前一天就先做好,隔天可当早餐吃。”

苦 kǔ = bitter
不妨 bù fáng = why not


你也想试试看吗?

很多人早餐已经习惯吃鸡蛋再配上一杯黑咖啡。

现在,有了“咖啡蛋”之后,你既可吃到鸡蛋,又可“喝”上咖啡,真是一举两得!

一举两得 yī jǔ liǎng dé = kill two birds with one stone


想知道更多?请看:

《联合早报》咖啡蛋

YouTube: 你吃过咖啡蛋吗?茶叶蛋大家都爱,换换口味吧!


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