If hotdogs are for Americans, then Balut is definitely for Filipinos. It is a fertilised duck egg with a nearly-developed embryo inside that is boiled and eaten in the shell. This dish rich in protein is regarded as an aphrodisiac by the Filipino men. You eat a balut by tapping the pointed tip of the egg to break the shell and making a hole large enough to suck the broth. A pinch of salt and a drip of vinegar, then you’re all good. As disgusting as it looks, it actually taste real good.
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