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Friday, March 18, 2011

Baloot!

Went to Manila just now and a pretty girl, Sophie from Philippine introduced us their local snack which is Baloot! It can be written as Balut too but I thought balut in Bahasa Melayu means 'wrapped' isn't it? Ok, what's a Baloot actually?? According to Wikipedia, a baloot is a fertilized duck (or chicken) egg with a nearly-developed embryo inside that is boiled and eaten in the shell.
It looked like an ordinary duck egg! The proper way of eating baloot is very simple. First you have to open the top of the egg and then sip and drink the liquid!!
Err.. I know it looks disgusting but it is popularly believed to be an aphrodisiac and considered a high-protein, hearty snack! Sophie told me that it's an absolutely healthy food!!

Then, you can open it and eat the baby duck.
See! Another disgusting view of it!! Well, I did try it just now but I din eat the duck! I only tried the part tasted like ordinary egg yolk and surprisingly it's not disgusting at all! *Clap Clap* to myself for being so brave. Bravo!! =)
This's the look of the egg shell! Look like veins and yeah, it's disgusting as well! Oh ya, they said that it's best to serve with beers. When you got half drunken, maybe you will have the gut to put it inside your mouth! Haha! Anyway, thanks to Sophie for serving us this rare snack in Malaysia! By the way, they said it can be found in Kuching. True or not? Gonna buy and send it to friends. Wuahahaha..

7 comments:

  1. 鸭仔蛋?? famous food of Taiwan ?? I don't dare eat that lor.. >.<

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  2. Huasien, yaya you're right! I dare not eat also! I only eat the part like egg yolk but not the duck!!
    Anonymous, if i'm not mistaken I might know who you are and do you wanna try?? =X

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  3. I can't accept lo! I know my Thailand and Vietnam friends eat this as well >.< But I didn't know Philippians eat as well ~~~~ >.< Can I like the second comment? :D

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  4. Deonne, hahaha.. I dare not try also mah! Blerk.. Sure you can like the second comment! =P

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  5. anonymous is me la, forgot put my name~

    -shingcheng-

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  6. Oh! Shing Cheng! I tot is my other fren eh! Lolz..

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