Journal Highlights -- Balut

Philippines

Balut is a half-boiled, ready to hatch duck egg. (You can distinguish the beak and feathers.) It tastes a little better than it looks. The inside of the egg resembles a coiled lizard. I try not to glance at the egg when I eat it. The taste reminds me of the "mustard" of a Maryland Crab. Men eat balut for energy. One balut a week is enough to keep you pretty strong.


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