Balut or Penoy?
October 14, 2008 8:52am CST
*For the non-Filipinos: Balut is duck's egg with a chick inside, while Penoy doesn't have a chick but one of the softest egg yollks ever. I haven't eaten these two in a while so when I saw a street vendor the other day I didn't really know what to buy!!! I bought both of course, to help Mang Balut and to satisfy my craving as well. But I ended up eating the Penoy and giving the balut to my brother. Which do you like more? Have you even tried this native delicacy?
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11 Oct 12
If I have to choose, then it's Balut for me. I don't eat that often but if I do, I always skip the bird part. The savory liquid and the yolk are the only parts of the egg that I consume. Sometimes, if the white part is soft enough, I eat that, too. I'm a member in another forum site and there's a thread about exotic foods that have been tried. So, I posted that I have indulged in eating balut once in a while. There is another member that seemed to have been intrigued by my post. She asked me what was the point of eating the balut if I'm not going to eat the bird anyway? Why not consume an egg that has no bird in it. So, I explained to her that there is another alternative and that is the Penoy. But I love the savory liquid of Balut. And the Penoy doesn't have that. So, even if there's no chick to look back at me when eating a Penoy, I still choose Balut.
7 Jun 11
Hi mimico! I think I only tried Penoy once but I still prefer balut. However, I prefer the one with less developed chick. I don't know how to distinguish it so everytime I buy, I just wish it's not too feathery . This post is making me crave for balut. Happy eating!
• United States
11 May 11
Hi. mimico. I have never tried either of them. I do love all my eggs fully cooked. With no hidden baby chicks inside of the egg shells either. I don't see how someone can eat this at all. Balut is just nasty and disgusting. I know that many people tend to eat egg yolks, but I don't. I find this to be very disgusting!
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
17 Oct 08
I like both, balut with the chick and penoy without the chick. But I like balut more than the other one. I love it especially during drinking sessions. I love it with bigger chick, those they say that 16 or 18 days old. Wow, I think I will have balut tonight and eat it together with my wife who also loves to eat balut, but no chick. That is balut without chick, not penoy. She will eat the balut, everything in there but will give me the chick, lol
15 Oct 08
I like penoy more. Because I don't eat the chick inside the balot. Only the yellow one. I give it to someone and if there is no one I could give the chick. I will just throw it and it's "sayang" I am "lugi".. so I want penoy more than balot. I can eat all that is inside of it. And its delicious. Both of them are delicious. Have a nice day and happy mylotting !