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Bob 07-15-2008 11:34 AM

From Wikipedia:

A balut (Trứng vịt lộn or Hột vịt lộn in Vietnamese, Pong tea khon in Cambodian) is a fertilized duck (or chicken) egg with a nearly-developed embryo inside that is boiled and eaten in the shell. They are common, everyday food in some countries in Asia, such as in the Philippines, Cambodia, and Vietnam. Popularly believed to be an aphrodisiac and considered a high-protein, hearty snack, balut are mostly sold by street vendors at night in the regions where they are available. They are often served with beer. The Filipino and Malay word balut (balot) means "wrapped" – depending on pronunciation. This food however is uncommon in Malaysia.

Who can eat it?
Who is willing to eat it?

I ate it when I was young until I found out what it really was. It was really good though.

This is the least terrifying picture I could find.

Please, do not post horrifying pictures that will destroy the eyes of poor people who just wanted to come to this forum to look at yummy food.

Khmer2k1d5 07-15-2008 11:39 AM

LMAO! These are so goood! I'll still eat them haha. With some black pepper+ lemon sauce!

PedroRomero 07-15-2008 05:29 PM

actually one of my fav foods. i eat it all the time

Khmer2k1d5 07-15-2008 05:30 PM

Go us! Buuu Bob Q__Q

Torikakae 07-15-2008 07:11 PM

I eat it, and I always knew what it was~ I'm still young, so the high cholesterol thing doesn't concern me...yet~

Though it's never salty enough for me. I always have to put more salt on it everytime I eat one (or 3, or 5~)

kuyaBaka 07-15-2008 07:12 PM

I'll hate it then and I'll hate it now. And yeah, I ate it. :|

TheCosmicLion 07-15-2008 07:15 PM

i lab it <3
its kinda gross at first and e well it is gross. but it taste really good ._.
it was my favorte...
i had to eat it in the dark tho... :l

Torikakae 07-15-2008 07:19 PM

It's the best snack after a cold rain just after the sun sets~ Oh, and my entire family always have one during Christmas Eve and New Year~

Catharsis 07-15-2008 07:21 PM

I used to eat it, but only the eggyolk and the soup part. I never liked the chick. @_@

...And then I learned all about cholesterol content. Now you'd have to drag me over hot coals to cram one down my throat.

Sheep 07-15-2008 07:34 PM

I usually like trying new things. But Balut is to much T_T

Zegridathes 07-15-2008 08:06 PM


Originally Posted by Bob (Post 54263)
From Wikipedia:
This is the least terrifying picture I could find.

It looks like a blob of chewed juicy fruit gum in hard-boiled egg-yolk?

kuyaBaka 07-15-2008 09:02 PM


Originally Posted by Zegridathes (Post 54910)
It looks like a blob of chewed juicy fruit gum in hard-boiled egg-yolk?

That picture doesn't make balut look bad, imo.
You have to see one in person to really see it. x_____x"

Khmer2k1d5 07-15-2008 09:13 PM

Lol, yeah, that's one was a bit dry. Dry as in not liquidy @_@;;

kuyaBaka 07-15-2008 10:40 PM


Originally Posted by khmer2k1d5 (Post 55014)
Lol, yeah, that's one was a bit dry. Dry as in not liquidy @_@;;

When you actually get one, you get all the oozy stuff coming out and people like to add vinegar or salt to it.

Khmer2k1d5 07-15-2008 10:51 PM

I add lemon juice ;3

Andz 07-15-2008 11:15 PM

I love balut...

Lol. I remember when I watched an episode of Fear Factor and the contestants were on the verge of puking by just the sights of the balut...

Like wtf?... Balut tastes so good ;-;

sammie 07-15-2008 11:18 PM

lol it's said that balut is supposed to give men the sexual energy they need to satisfy. *eat up guys* 8D lol. and yes, i've eaten those x3 everyone from the philippines does.

Ryushi 07-15-2008 11:30 PM

Not a big fan of that q___q Even though everyone in my family eats it except me ._.

khyle 07-16-2008 12:18 AM

I think the notion " ...supposed to give men the sexual energy " in balut is a myth
due to the high cholesterol content on the dish it might be a sex-booster
but it has not yet been proven or just that I am not aware of it ^^;

people would prefer eating "Lan-Siao" which is the so-called "Nice Energy Food"
the main ingredients are lmao and sure does give u the boost lol haha *kin-TAMAYA~* !


PedroRomero 07-16-2008 08:21 AM

i like to just eat it with salt. and the juicy inside is so good i like to just slurp it up. that must be my fav part hahaha! and my mom can't eat the duck if she sees it haha. but me i don't care i just eat it. and i'll eat hers too

when they ate it on fear factor i was jealous. i wa slike "i could so win that stunt orz"

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