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Aug 2, 2013 08:56 AM

Sous-vide egg: California Avenue Farmers' Market in Palo Alto

At the California Avenue Farmers' Market in Palo Alto on Sundays, Spice Kit sets up a sous-vide egg stand in front of their storefront that runs from 10 AM to 1 PM. You get a 64 degree C sous-vide egg with daikon cake.

However, the egg is the star of the show. To maximally enjoy the sous-vide egg, I recommend bringing a shot glass; have them put the egg in the shot glass, rather than on top of the daikon. Then slurp the egg directly out of the shot glass; it's a custardy treat. The daikon is OK, not great.

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  1. Spice Kit has this dish on the menu at their location in SF too, at breakfast before 10am. It's especially good with a few squirts of sriracha.

        1. re: takuhead

          $5 (you can see it on the sign in the picture)

          Probably worth calling ahead - we went this Sunday and they said they weren't serving it.

        2. Can you please tell us how different it is from a soft-boiled/poached egg?

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          1. re: vincentlo

            The 64 degree C egg is like egg-flavored custard. Both the yolk and the white have the same custardy consistency.

            It's not to be confused with the 62 degree C egg, which is a different gastronomic experience; you can get that down the street on the Baume dinner tasting menu, which I have not tried. It apparently has a more milky consistency.

            Spice Kit on California Ave has their sous vide egg stand up and running every Sunday, but they cancel it if they are unexpectedly short-staffed. Like today. And last Sunday.

          2. Spice Kit on California Avenue just added the 64 degree C sous-vide egg to the regular menu, available all day, as an add-on for $1.25.