Adobong Balut

Adobong Balut

Adobong BalutSince this is the lve month our theme at KCC is Filipino Aphrodisiacs.

I thought long and hard about my entry and I just think that nothing could be more pinoy than Balut.I’ve posted about Balut and Fried Balut before but as a refresher for my non-Filipino readers out there:

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 full of warm baluts.

It is known as an aphrodisiac specially for the Filipino male because it is said to increase stamina and sex drive. Although contrary to the popular belief, I don’t think it could be an aphrodisiac for me. I’m more of a chocolate-dipped strawberry kind-of-girl..hee. I don’t think balut is sexy–at all. Don’t get me wrong, I love balut even if I don’t eat the duck embryo. My daughter Ykaie loves it as well.

Adobong Balut I can only tell you that Balut is a hearty, high-protein and delicious snack .

Since we are talking about Filipino recipes, I think it is only right to cook balut in the most popular recipe in the country : Adobo.


Adobong Balut


  • 4 Balut, peeled
  • 1 tbsp cooking oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • ½ cup vinegar
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • 2 pcs bay leaf
  • peppercorns


  1. Sauté garlic in cooking oil until oil gets infused with the flavor of garlic.
  2. Add Balut and fry for a few seconds.
  3. Pour soy sauce and vinegar.You can increase or decrease the amount of vinegar, depending on how sour you want your Adobo to be.
  4. Bring to a boil without stirring. Simmer for a few seconds.
  5. Add bay leaf, sugar and peppercorns.

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It’s very easy, since the Balut is already cooked.

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39 Responses

  1. This is one of my favorite food (snack) when I was still living in Hong Kong (many many years ago). They were very popular in Vietnamese restaurants. The Vietnamese style is steam, and simply enjoy with roasted salt and pepper. There are a few Asian supermarkets that carry them here in Los Angeles but I’ve never cook them myself. So, haven’t eat them for years. 🙂


  2. ohhhh aphrodisiac! just in time for the love month. Plus ykai will definitely love it! penge, sissy!!!!

  3. The quintessential Filipino aphrodisiac food and the quintessential Filipino dish rolled in one. Proud to be Pinoy!

  4. i am so loving this blog. haha. thanks for sharing this authentic Filipino food. 🙂

  5. I know I lead a sheltered US -Midwest life – this is one dish I have never heard of and truly can’t even imagine the taste. If I am ever presented with the opportunity to try this I will remember that it is tasty! Thanks for linking this to the Hearth and Soul Hop!

  6. Oooh! Balut! Yum! Not for the faint hearted. Hehehe! I’m used to sucking it out of the egg… but I gotta try the Adobo version. Nice recipe! 🙂

  7. Oh Peachy! LOL, this makes me squeal with half delight and half shivers, ha ha ha ha. I would definitely give it a try, though…anything once 😉 So glad you shared this post w/ the hearth and soul hop this week!

    1. I miss eating balut…pag nakadayo ko ng pateros bibili ako nyan at magluluto

  8. Balut is one of my favorite snacks, specially when it’s still warm, with salt and a few sprinkling of sinamak. Sarap to the max!:)

    I have seen balut adobo before but haven’t tried it yet. Yours looks so drool-worthy I will cook some the soonest.

  9. Heard of balut, but have yet to see a blogger share a recipe. No doubt this is intimidating for some of us, but it’s cool to see.

  10. not for me theres a French chef who lives in Shanghai I tweet with he recently went to the Phillipines to eat this and couldn’t get it will share with him @DavidMarteau

  11. not for me theres a French chef who lives in Shanghai I tweet with he recently went to the Phillipines to eat this and couldn’t get it will share with him @DavidMarteau

  12. Hmm I was thinking of adobong balut too! But I’m not as brave as you are! It looks so good, great job!

  13. Thank you!!!! I was wondering if some one will be brave to post either balut or the soup no. 5=;). You made the balut look so pretty and appetizing. I’ve tried the “penoy” the yolky one but not this. Thanks again! Love this blog.

  14. Hi there mommy Anney. I am not sure, but I don’t know if I will ever have the taste for balut. For now I am still not into it, but I am sure it is good like maybe fried. Yes, balut for sure has a lot of nutrition and maybe someday I will get use to it. 🙂 Visiting!

    Adin B

    1. Hi Adin! I’m not Anney..she is my sister.Ykaie is my daughter that she loves very much…You must’ve thought I’m Anney.

  15. Oh wow! What a cool traditional Phillipino aphrodisiac. Not sure I could eat one but I can certainly appreciate it’s qualities.

    Thanks for sharing.


  16. i don’t eat balut… but i like the adobo egg served with tokwa and handpulled noodles in meylin! 😀 its just the plain egg though. haha.

  17. Oh wow Balut and inadobo? Must taste even better than just plain-vanilla balut. Hey, I will eat this anytime especially with a different twist like yours. Don’t stop the rounds of beer please. :=) Thanks for posting this Peachy!!

  18. interesting naman po neto. Hindi po ako nakain nang balut pero i want to try kapag inadobo na siya. Parang naeencourage akong gawin to. Thank you for sharing your recipe’s po.

  19. Nakaka miss ang adobong balut. Lagi nagluluto tatay ko nyan nung nabubuhay pa sya ?

  20. wow pwde pala siya eadobo ,tiyak na masarap ito mommy ? matry nga ito..I LOVE BALUT pero now ko lang alam pwd pala e adobo..

  21. Di ko pa natry ito Mommy pero yung husband ko mahilig sila magluto nito..Sa Nueva Ecija kahit nga yung abnoy na egg ina’adobo din nila.Nako napaparami sila ng kain.Gustong kung masubukan ito diko lang alam if kaya ko .hehei

  22. Wow mommy di ko pa to na try ah . Pero mukhang masarap favorite ko kasj Ang balut sarap nito . Adobo the hest

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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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