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A special event with an invitation-only policy is being organized by the MEC (Maruto Egg Circulation Group), a collaboration between Chiba Prefecture and MEC Foods, to highlight the appeal of Tamago (Japanese eggs) and quicken the export of Japanese food, forestry, and agricultural goods to Singapore.
The amount of Japanese eggs exported in 2018 grew by 49.4% from the previous year. This is said to be a result of the growing number of foreign visitors to Japan who experience the raw and semi-cooked eggs that are used in many Japanese cuisines, triggering a want for them even after they have left Japan.
Despite the fact that eggs are produced all over the world, eating them raw or partially cooked demands rigorous cleanliness standards, which are infrequently upheld outside of Japan. The Japanese Poultry Association defines “Japanese eggs” as being those that may be consumed raw, contain no Salmonella, and have undergone stringent quality inspections at grading and packing facilities before being shipped.
After Hong Kong and Taiwan, Singapore is the second-largest importer of Japanese eggs. Currently, “TKG,” or rice with a raw egg on top (tamago kakego man), is a popular dish in Hawaii and Hong Kong. In Singapore, where there is a big interest in Japanese food, the MEC (Maruto Egg Circulation Group) wants to spread the culture of eating Japanese eggs.
A promotional event for Japanese eggs will be hosted at Commune Kitchen in the city centre on Monday, February 20, 2023, for members of the media and the food business. The event will feature an introduction to the Japanese egg export industry, a tasting of TAMAGO especially made for the occasion, and a discussion of current events. A mouthwatering sponge cake keepsake will also be given to attendees.