Virgin boy egg

Virgin boy eggs are a traditional delicacy of Dongyang, Zhejiang, China made by cooking eggs in urine collected from young boys.

Every year in early spring time, the urine of prepubescent school boys preferably under 10 years is collected and boiled with eggs and sold for 1.50 yuan (0,21 euros), around twice the price of a regular boiled egg.


Urine is collected from school toilets or boys urinate directly into collection buckets set out by vendors.The eggs are soaked and boiled in the urine. The shells are cracked and cooked more on low heat like tea eggs. Cooking takes all day.

Check out the Reuters reportage.

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