That One Kind of Egg – (not for the faint of heart)

Okay, so it’s 1:12 am here in the Philippines as I start writing this blog. I just really have to share it.

This may not be the first time for some of you to hear, or even see, this food that I am to share right now. But regardless, I want to share it to those who haven’t.

It’s been a while since the last time I had balut. I think it’s been 3 years. This is usually sold in the streets at night by someone on a bike with a basket. But I barely see these people selling balut. I am not sure why.

Anyway, for those who are not so sure what I am talking about – the balut (balot) is a egg – a developing one – boiled to cook. Some put salt to season while recently, some restaurants have developed a kind of dish where they put a balut on a batter and deep fried.

So here are some photos:

Looks just like regular eggs. Well, these are regular duck eggs - just prepared differently.
Looks just like regular eggs. Well, these are regular duck eggs – just prepared differently.

 

Crack it open to start. You'd notice there's a soup of some sort. You put salt (some prefer vinegar) and you slurp the soup in. Yes, slurp.
Crack it open to start. You’d notice there’s a soup of some sort. You put salt (some prefer vinegar) and you slurp the soup in. Yes, slurp.

 

Viola! A balut, ladies and gentlemen.
Viola! A balut, ladies and gentlemen.

 

Oh here is a better view!
Oh here is a better view!

 

If you are to visit the Philippines, make sure you try one at least. This is just one of the many exotic dishes you can encounter in the Philippines. The balut could also be found in other Southeast Asian countries like Vietnam and Laos.

 

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A favor from this young traveler – Please Vote for Me

Hi Everyone,

I haven’t really done this before but I thought of it and I’m willing to take a shot. You see, I’ve read about other travelers who doesn’t shell out as much when travelling, but instead they join travel contests.

I’ve tried it once, but I didn’t win.

I haven’t posted it yet, but I went to Hong Kong last month.Road a ferry to Macau (which I was able to share a photo) – and back to stay for 3 days. And that three days was not enough.

The View from the Avenue of Stars
The View from the Avenue of Stars
Ladies Market
Ladies Market
At Apliu Street Flea Market
At Apliu Street Flea Market

I found this contest by Discover Hong Kong giving everyone a chance for a 4 day-3 nights Hong Kong tour. Now who wouldn’t want that?

So to cut it short, I am hoping for everyone’s support. Most of my readers are not from Asia, but I still hope I get your support.

Please click on this link and you will see an image

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Click the small LIKE button on the image to VOTE. You can also register if you want to join. Just make sure you are from the countries that are qualified for the contest.

Please help me get it this time .

THANKS A LOT, BIG TIME!!!!