5/01/2008

Balut (Balot) Penoy!!!????

Balut(Balot) Vendor
Balut (Balot)

One the best exotic food's here in the Philippines is eating a Balut… You will not feel your traveling here if you miss to taste Balut or any exotic food's here.

So are you eating Balut??…
Of Course I can eat Balut for 2-3pieces continuously.. Yup it's so delicious because good things from Balut is they will make your resistance stronger.

What is a Balut?
A Balut is a fertilized duck (or chicken) egg with a nearly developed embryo inside that is boiled alive and eaten in the shell. They are considered delicacies of Asia and especially the Philippines, Cambodia, and Vietnam. Popularly believed to be an aphrodisiac and considered a high-protein, hearty snack, balut are mostly sold by street vendors at night in the regions where they are available. They are often served with beer. The Filipino and Malay word balut (balot) roughly translates to mean wrapped.

Balut are most often eaten with a pinch of salt, though some balut-eaters prefer chili and vinegar to complement their egg. The eggs are savored for their balance of textures and flavors; the broth surrounding the embryo is sipped from the egg before the shell is peeled and the yolk and young chick inside can be eaten. All of the contents of the egg are consumed. In the Philippines, balut have recently entered higher cuisine by being served as appetizers in restaurants: cooked adobo style, fried in omelettes or even used as filling in baked pastries.

There is another kind of Balut, which is Penoy.
Penoy is a just next step of developing before embryo means it is likely a plain egg yolk.
The taste is the same but not so exotic unlike Balut.

In addition..
The secret capital of balut and penoy is at the corner of Recto and Quezon Ave. in downtown Manila, a stone's throw from Quiapo.

You may watch the video for what Balut's made of.

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14 comments:

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yeyen05 said...

i love eating balut ^__^
i like this post :-)
go continue blogging about best
of Philippines..
we must be proud to be Pinoy!

spliceanddice said...

They say 'balut' is an aphrodisiac, and we Filipinos love to eat 'balut'. No wonder the overpopulation problem eggs our heads.

lotis said...

I miss balut na! sarap ng balut, heheh

Miah Laborte said...

hhmmm... namimiss ko na nag balot hehehe... pag uwi ko tlga sa davao kain tlga ko hahahha...

sendzki said...

i love balot..pero inde ung may sisiw wahaha

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eackouye said...

ohmhaygaz!! masarap yan!! tsk tsk as in pinakita mo pa yung loob ng balot ah hehehe...tsk tsk naglaway tuloy ako T_T

Vannie said...

eeee!! ahahaha i haven't tasted balot pa talaga.

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Ozy said...

LOL My relatives swear by it's deliciousness. But I don't think I'll ever try this.

2-3 in one sitting? That's quite unnerving.

paolo said...

yummeh balut. balut pinoy! cool pun

nakedminds said...

ballllllluuuuuuuuuttttt!!!!!!!! waaaaaaaaaaaa i miss philippines