Sugar Spice Cafe Thousand Year Old Egg Tofu Salad (Food of the Week) [CLOSED]

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Chinese Food Los Angeles

No, 1000-year-old egg doesn't refer to the age.

The thought of eating a 1000-year-old egg salad doesn’t exactly inspire confidence, but if it’s by design, then so be it. The famous Chinese creation, also known as century egg, is created when a hard-boiled egg soaks in a paste that could include ash, black tea, salt and lime, resulting in brown, gelatinous “whites” that resemble pork skins, and firm, pungent, black yolks. Sugar Spice Cafe is a restaurant in the plaza next to the Hilton San Gabriel, which Dylan Ho of Dylan + Jeni suggested prior to a recent ownership change. They’re best known for dumplings and house-made noodle dishes, but their savory 1000-year-old egg salad ($6.43), which features chopped egg on slabs of silken tofu and arrived in a dressing of soy sauce and cilantro, impressed me most.

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