Eating Balut! (boiled duck embryo egg) 🦆🦆🦆

in food •  2 years ago

What is balut? Balut is a developing duck embryo that is boiled and eaten from the shell. It originates and is commonly sold as street food here in the Philippines.

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Here in the Philippines every night from 7pm to 11pm you're going to hear a vendor saying "BALUUUUUT!" peddling his balut in basket.. i bought my balut from my favorite vendor he's a very nice and hard working Man. (Around 55 to 60 years old). He doesn't want me to take pictures of him so ill just get picture on google..

Here's what a "BALUT" vendor looks like

(source: google)

This is a Balut it's one of the best delicacies here in the Philippines and sold commonly on streets. It's alive and developing bird embryo (DUCK EGG) but it is Boiled like hard boiled eggs and it has broth inside.

You'll buy it a little hot so be careful on handling them, it is served with seasoned vinegar or just a plane salt. (Many people prefer them with seasoned vinegar but for me I love it with just a salt.)

how to eat BALUT?? First is to crack the top part of the BALUT open it a little then you have to sipped its broth inside then take out half of its shell, add some salt or vinegar and bite it half. For me I don't like eating it little by little so I bite it half..(I don't know if some people can eat it whole though.😞)

Fact about BALUT

  • They say it is a APHRODISIAC (well when it comes to weird stuff to eat they all say it's aphrodisiac LOL 😂)
  • They say it is best served with BEER and with Tropa (beer buddies)
  • They say when it comes on cooking the perfect age for the duck egg to be boiled is when it is 17 days old.
  • They say it has 14 grams of crude protein, 188 calories and 100 milligrams of calcium.

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All great except that I probably would not eat it given a choice... the thought is just too weird but I'm sure many would enjoy it. Having it with beer sounds about right, I'll probably eat it after lots of beer. Then again after lots of beer, I'll probably eat my shoe too ;)


Hahahahahahaha.... you're a very funny guy! 😂😂😂 thanks for the comment I hope you're having a good day today.. ^_^

Nice blog!


thank you so much @janreyqm1
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a blog out of the ordinary, ill be following


wow thank you so much! @leviatan 😘😘😘

Woooow ,,, amazing ... saudra from where you can se this beautiful i really like it ,,,, are you a pothographer ,,,? extraordinary


you are amazing @jakir
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Hi gorgeous, their eggs seem disgusting? what feels the smell while you eat?


@sudutpandang it looks disgusting but the tastes is so delicious.. 😊😊😊
it smells like an ordinary boiled egg..
I recommend you to try it sometime in the future :)


is it true that.? 😮 I'm curious with the taste of it, tomorrow I will try in my home, thank you've been posting information that I do not know. 👍

Oh!! I miss to eat balut, I like the yellow, stone and the soup but I don't eat the fetus.


the baby duck looks like a dead mouse if you stare at it for a long time..
i recommend you to don't look at the hairy duck fetus while you eat it whole.. hahaha :)

I would never eat that :D


@jwolf you should try it.. :)

I must try this food :)) is it good :))?


yes it is @foxkoit :)


Good... I have try it then :))