This is? Bangkok eggs, aka Son-in-Law Eggs
WTF: Boiled eggs, halved and deep-fried, served in a tangy-sweet tamarind sauce with chopped cilantro, fried shallots and hot pepper flakes.
Who thinks up this stuff? Thai sons-in-law, apparently, to impress the bride's parents, goes one story.
Deep. Fried. Eggs. They sound weird. I wouldn't disagree, based on the technique and ingredient list. And yet, they're little bundles of surprise and deliciousness.
Do they have medicinal properties? Why, yes. Reportedly, Thai folk treat them as a hangover cure. And they have no carbs.
Have you ever seen them on a menu? No, now that you mention.
Where can I find them in Nashville? Thai Kitchen, on Thompson Lane at Powell Avenue on the Berry Hill side, site of the restaurant formerly known as Rice Bowl.