Gold Coin Eggs


Preparation info

  • Serves


    as a main dish .
    • Difficulty


Appears in

The Modern Art of Chinese Cooking

By Barbara Tropp

Published 1982

  • About

Chinese enjoy money symbolism almost as much as nature symbolism in their food. For every “Cavorting Dragon and Playful Phoenix” (an unexpectedly mundane dish of shrimp and chicken), there is a Gold Coin Shrimp Cake, or a Gold Coin Egg. Springrolls thought to look like gold bars are standard at New Year’s feasts, and ginko nuts are cherished for their likeness to silver taels, all in the same spirit.