One of the famous food that the Filipinos are known for is the Balut. 

Balut is boiled fertilized duck egg with a 9 – 14 day old embryo inside.It is commonly sold as a streetfood during night time by a vendor roaming the street and carrying a basket of warm Balut.and no, we are not in Fear Factor.

My favorite Balut vendor posing for me…*laughs*
Balut (P12/each)
Balut are eaten with a sprinkling of salt or sometimes dipped in spicy vinegar. The broth surrounding the egg is sipped before the shell is peeled off. Balut is composed of the yolk, the chick embryo and the white,which at this time has toughened.It is believed to be an aphrodisiac and is very nutritious.
 I know, it doesn’t look very appetizing but it tastes really good. I love Balut but if I get one with a large duck embryo I don’t eat it and only consume the yolk.

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22 Responses

  1. i ate balut last night. kakamiss eh. there was a time i stopped eating balut kc una kong nakain ung legs. ang sama ng lasa. tapos the next time i ate the first thing i saw ung eyes nung sisiw. hindi ko tinuloy ang pagkain. hehe! kaya siguro dapat daw sa madilim kinakain ang balut. lumipat ako sa penoy temporarily. pero iba talaga ang balut. lalo na ung sabaw. masarap kahit konti lang. hayyysssttt!!! sarap ng balut un lang gusto ko lang ishare. 🙂

  2. I consider myself a fairly adventurous eater but I have to say I don't think I could ever try this so I will have to take your word that it is indeed good!:0)

  3. hala peachy, 12 na pala isang balut ngayon. ha ha. huli kong kain nyan elementary pa lang tayo 😛

  4. I believe you when you sayits delicious, but I dont think my stomach would be brave enough for it:)

  5. You always have something 'different' on here that I have never heard of! I always feel like I have learned something 😉

  6. This must be one of those things you have to try first when you're too young to know any better ;).

    Thanks for your nice comment about my blueberry lemonade post – you can also use strawberries or raspberries.

    Happy cooking!

  7. I don't think I could eat these, either!! I totally trust you when you say their delicious. And I love to hear about the different foods you eat!

  8. I miss balut. Everytime I go home in the Philippines, I always make sure that I visit our neighborhood balut vendor.

  9. ok, I saw this in TV. And there is no way I'll ever eat it, I'm sorry. It probably tastes good, as all ugly foods are, but I don't think I can stomach the sight of that!
    But I'm REALLY fascinated to see your different foods…something you don't see much in most food blogs!

  10. chus!12 pesos na pala ang balut ngayon?6 pesos lang yan dati nung nasa Pinas pa ang lola mo!!pero talagang nakaka-miss!sarap pampulutan with beer o kahit na with ginebra.ayos!

  11. I saw this before in Vietnam and some part of China. I don't think I'll ever want to taste it!

  12. Thank you so much for your lovely comment on my blog! I'm so glad you led me, in turn, to your beautiful blog! I've been enjoying reading about your beautiful dishes… Thank you for introducing me to balut, which is new to me!

  13. haha… i guess you got the same reactions as i did when i posted about our favorite balut… great blog you have here… 🙂

  14. I would love to challenge myself whether I dare or not to eat balut, hehehe… I definitely have to visit Philippine someday!

  15. Oh my stars, you certainly have a different palate than I do to brave this duck egg. Goodness, I don't think I could ever eat it. This was certainly an interesting post, however.

  16. Awww chicken, chicken, be brave!!ha-ha! this is better than a hershey bar.
    I can eat 5 of these in one sitting.

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I'm a foodie mommy living in the Philippines. I'm a mom to two daughters named PURPLE SKYE and PERIWINKLE MOONE and wife to a loving husband I fondly call peanutbutter♥. I am a foodie by heart, a coffee lover and a froyo and yogurt junkie. Learn more →






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