Salted Eggs are preserved eggs soaked in brine or packed in a thick layer of salted charcoal paste. They are traditionally made with duck eggs for a richer taste and texture. The egg white has a sharp salty taste and the yolk is rich and fatty. They are often boiled and eaten as a condiment with congee or used as a flavoring to other foods. Salted chicken eggs are lighter overall.
Salted eggs have a rich, almost opulent taste, with bright yellow yolks that have a grainy, oily texture that bind well with most ingredients. The saltiness is inherent in every mouthful.