Oriental medicine ascribes great value to eggs, especially
incubated eggs, and the Vietnamese are very fond of these although the
high price and scarcity makes them only a small portion of their diet.
Eggs may also be pickled, boiled in tea (to color), and served in slices
or wedges as a garnish to other dishes or appetizers. Tiny pancakes,
made basically with eggs, and the shredded egg pancake used as a soup
garnish, are used according to income.