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Eat This: An egg with a half-developed chicken embryo inside of it

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Eat This: An egg with a half-developed chicken embryo inside of it

WATCH | Khai Khao is a chicken egg with a half-developed embryo in it, served on a skewer over a grill

We found Khai Khao at an open-air market in the Mae Rim District, outside of Chiang Mai, Thailand. The eggs are allowed to develop to varying degrees, so customers can choose if they want one that is closer to an egg, or closer to a chicken. The inside of the egg is actually removed through a hole in the shell, cooked in a sauce, put back into the shell, and then steamed. It is then heated up on a grill before it is served.

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Eat This: An egg with a half-developed chicken embryo inside of it

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