Have You Tried Salted Egg Powder? Here's What You Can Do with It

We found salted egg powder in a Chinese deli.

IMAGE Riell Santos

"You're a lucky girl!" said the saleslady when I placed the packet on the check-out counter. "This runs out really fast."


The lady was referring to a small 100-peso plastic packet filled soft, yellow salted egg powder, made in-house in a small Chinese deli from dehydrated salted duck egg yolks




It looks like I really struck gold with a fast-moving food find in the middle of San Juan City! Pop into Little Store on the Hill, located at 2 Jose Abad Santos St., Little Baguio, San Juan City, to find this salted egg powder for use in your own kitchen at home.  



Not only is this ingredient and flavor profile trendy, it is super versatile and can be used in a myriad of both sweet and salty dishes, too. The salted egg trend spread like wildfire over Manila's food scene in 2016, and it looks like the trend isn't going away any time soon. We've seen salted egg-flavored potato chips, chicken wings, gelato, popcorn, croissants, and everything in between.




When it comes to whipping up your own salted egg dishes at home, the possibilities are endless. You can mix salted egg powder with butter and sliced bird's eye chili peppers to make a sauce to coat fried chicken or shrimp.



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Going for more adventurous dishes? Mix a few tablespoons into your base ice cream mix for homemade salted egg ice cream!



Knorr has also come out with their Golden Salted Egg Powder, available in supermarkets and groceries with a food service section such as SM Hypermart. Have you tried using salted egg powder at home? Let us know in the comments. 


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