Where to start? Well, my first post immediately corrupted and didn't upload, so hopefully that's out of the way. A mission statement. We really want to live a lifestyle that involves living with, raising, farming eggs and selling the eggs as delicious street food. We live just up the road from a poultry centre so I popped in to have a look around and ask some questions. We're really interested in duck eggs, blue eggs, dark brown eggs and black eggs. My advice was to look for the 'hairier' legged chickens 'the hairier the legs, the darker the eggs' and for blue eggs looking for blue membranes to breed. Our idea is to raise happy, healthy chickens with exotic colours and produce a fresh and exciting menu on all things egg-based. #blueeggs#blackeggs#darkbrowneggs#streetfood#streetfooduk#clickychickyeggs#clickychicky
Day 4 When your in Owakudani you have to eat the black eggs.
Owakudani is a volcanic valley with active sulphur vents and hot springs in Hakone.
The eggs are boiled in sulfur and iron to make them black due to the chemical reaction. The people believe if you eat one it will extend your life for 7 years.
Hakone, Japan 🍁⛩ .
Adam and I had the most magical 48 hours exploring Hakone for the first time. Now some highlights! .
We ate black eggs cooked in volcanic springs that are said to extend your life by 7 years. .
We had stunning views of Mt. Fuji from a cable car while dangling over a 3,000 year old collapsed volcano (still steaming!) .
We hiked the old Tokaido trail that was the old ancient road from Kyoto to Tokyo and had Amazake (a fermented rice drink) at a 400 year old tea house.
We rode a pirate ship across a lake to the Hakone Shrine that had something to do with an 8 headed dragon maybe I’m not sure cus Wikipedia .
We joked around the Hakone Open Air Museum .
We relaxed in the Onsen with many different themed baths from green tea to sake, but my favorite is the classic Japanese outdoor baths (yes, the naked one)
There was more but the list would bee too long! (Check the insta highlights!)
THE LEAVES!! THE LAUGHS!! My Wife! (@adamvonalmen) 👯♀️
Adding 14 years to my life: they say that eating one of these black eggs will add 7 years to your life. 🥚🥚Only up to two eggs though. 🤔
Why are they black? Boiling eggs in water that contains larger amounts of sulfur and iron makes them black.
Today for lunch I ate the boiled Black Eggs that I brought at the Owakudani mountain in Hakone 🥚
These eggs are boileg in the natural spring water of this volcano. The locals say that if you eat these eggs you will gain 5 or 7 years more in your life~
Good to hear this but I didn't like it, sorry. I didn't like their strong taste~ 🤢
So if you are in Hakone, don’t forget to try the famed 黒たまご！(black eggs) 😋 The eggs are boiled in hot spring waters at 80 degrees Celsius, creating the black shell. Very tasty so I highly recommend. Legend also says they add 7 years to your life 🤔 how’s that for food for thought? 😁
In Owakudani, which is an active volcanic valley in Hakone, it is customary to eat boiled eggs with black shells from being boiled for 60 minutes in hot springs water that contains sulphur and iron. You can also get black ice cream. Both delicious. Owakudani is known locally as the “valley of hell”. #japan#hakone#blackeggs#cool#hotsprings
Today was our day trip to Hakone. We got to see part of the old Edo road (we could have walked part of it but didn't want to imperil our lives or destroy an hour of our time), go up a mountain in a bus, ride across a lake in a fake green pirate ship, take a ropeway over a volcano, and take a train down a mountain as well. We also got 5 black eggs that have been cooked in volcanic water, making them black. If you eat them they're supposed to extend your life by several years! Or end it unexpectedly, as they're bound to taste awful. #blackeggs#icelandicwatersmellsworse#japanrailpassexpirestoday
The eggs are ordinary chicken eggs but the shell turns black after being boiled in the hot sulfur spring. Local tradition holds that for each black egg eaten, seven years is added to one's life. I bought 5 🤦🏻♀️🥚🖤👍🏼 #japan#blackeggs#sevenyears#mediumlucky#needfive