Balut Philippine’s delicatessen |  Manila, Philippines |  A Balut is a fertilized duck (or chicken) egg with a nearly developed embryo inside that is boiled and eaten in the shell. Popularly believed to be an aphrodisiac and considered a high-protein, hearty snack, balut are mostly sold by street vendors in the regions where they are available. It is commonly sold as streetfood in the Philippines. Have I tried it ? YES. Have I liked it ? NO.
The Filipino and Malay word balut (balot) means “wrapped”. There are two types of Balut: Balut Sa Puti and the Balut Ordinary. They are often served with beer, and dressed with salt and vinegar. The rumors are that Balut is considered to be the Viagra of the Filipinos. My Tour Guide suggested before making me try it, that I should not eat it if I had blood pressure problems, which I don’t, but trust me First and Last time I try it. CM