Kabayan Ako Series: How to Eat Balut

"Kabayan ako..," my husband, Yohann proudly exclaims. 

"Oh yeah? Have you tried balut?" I answered back.  

Balut or boiled duck embryo is a popular Filipino snack that most find strange, sometimes disgusting or even terrifying. According to CNN, "it's a Filipino delicacy that makes the world squirm." I ate lots of those when I was a kid. We have a saying back home, they're good for strengthening the knees. Each country from every part of the world has something exotic to offer anyway, so it's not that bad. This reminds me of the time we ate tarantulas in Phnom Penh.

Immersing oneself in the culinary scene of every place we visit is a good way to experience and understand one's culture. With that, my sister and I convinced our partners to finally try this challenge together. Though it's Fergus', my brother-in-law's second attempt to enjoy this popular Filipino snack, it ended up to be a memorable experience, especially when you have San Miguel Pale Pilsen next to you. 

Dare to try?
Bon Appetit!
Love & light,

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  1. Methinks, I didn't need to hear about this experience, sister :) It is probably one of the most vile things to eat. I can't for the life of me understand how it could be tasty or even remotely edible, I mean it's baby duck unplucked!

    1. Oops, sorry there was no censorship on this post. We were all in a "Survivor" mode when this was filmed :)

  2. I love balut, specially the yellow part. But the chick, not that much.:-S