Balut?

January 17, 2009 8:11pm CST
Im just wondering how many people actually enjoy eating Balut.. it seems a bit of an odd thing to eat to me.. but then again im used to Western dishes.
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18 responses
@aisaellis22 (6449)
• United States
18 Jan 09
Hello mattwilkie! At first, I don't like to eat balut. I thought of it as grossed but then when my sister convinced me to eat it and that it really tastes good, I then convinced and ate it. It really tastes good and that it's not really that grossed at all. Why don't you give it a try? I am pretty sure you will love it.
18 Jan 09
I probably will.. i have a habit of trying things at least once.. only thing i wont eat is probably dog as i love dogs as pets.
• United States
18 Jan 09
Ew! Eating dog is grossed. I know many filipinos ate it but I don't understand either why they ate it. I guess eating dogs is against the law.
18 Jan 09
I also have friends who have eaten dog. I dont think there would be much meat on it in the first place aswell as it being a good friend.
• Philippines
18 Jan 09
balut is very delicious. but it is a little very expensive for me now. it cost around 0.2 USD per pc. i love balut, whenever i have some extra bucks & have a bad feeling or bad mood , i eat it to make me feel good.
18 Jan 09
Is it cheaper in the provinces to the city?
• Philippines
19 Jan 09
just the same, after-all the main source of Balut is in Metro Manila.
@markmoney (2868)
• Philippines
18 Jan 09
I eat balot but not the chick inside. I only eat the white and yellow parts, also the liquid. You must pour a salt in it to be delicious. It is said that balot will make you strong. Have a nice day!
18 Jan 09
What does the taste compare to?
@markmoney (2868)
• Philippines
18 Jan 09
I can't think of any as of now. It's a unique taste.
@nimnim74 (251)
• Philippines
18 Jan 09
Balut is one thing that we try to convince to our tourist to try to eat since its been a part of our culture already "eating balut" I grew up eating balut since we used to have a backyard chicken poultry before. It's taste good for me but not nice to look at it, that's why balut vendors sell it during night time so people can't see what they eat.
18 Jan 09
I think its better to try get them to taste before they realise what it is.. and see if they enjoy it before being suprised.
@rieru08 (73)
• Philippines
18 Jan 09
I was used to eating balut when I was a kid. But I don't eat the chick itself, just the yellow part. The "sisiw" oozes with blood at times and I can't take that. Now that I have grown up, I prefer penoy over balut. It also tastes good.
18 Jan 09
Did you ever taste the chick itself ? what does the chick taste of? Is it chewy?
• Philippines
18 Jan 09
It looks creepy at first. But when you get to taste it, it does not taste bad at all.. But I personally don't eat the chick,. I just feel sorry for the young chicken.lol
@maroseqf (3657)
• Philippines
18 Jan 09
Hello matt! That's alright if you cannot take eating balut. Most western people just do not dare taste it. Anyway, I like eating balut but only the yolk or the yellow part. I do not want to eat the "sisiw". My sister used to tease me balut because they say that I love eating balut when I was still a child. I ate it and leave only the shell. I can't remember that anymore.
18 Jan 09
Its ok not to eat ithe sisiw but what stopped you eating it if you have eaten it before? Does it taste bad?
@vonvonex (284)
• Philippines
10 Feb 09
Hmmm... Balut is a delicacy here in the Philippines but a lot also don't like it. When it comes to food, I am sometimes picky and by just looking at the balut, it makes me vomit because I don't like to look at it. I don't like smell it and I don't want to taste it. A lot of people here in the Philippines really love eating the balut and I just can't figure out why they love it so much. Hehehehe...
@online_jon (1478)
• Philippines
10 Feb 09
Hi and hello to everyone! Here in the Philippines many Filipino are love eating balut for the reason it gives calcium to the bone that makes you edurable hehe. . . As the first time i saw this food, i think it's a kind of a ... Well never mind! Hehe... But after i tried tasting it with vinegar? Wow! It is really good and the taste is better than it looks. . . Starting that day i always eat balut. But by the way eating to much balut can cause a high blood! Just be patient when eating that kinds of foods. Well that's the end of my response. . . Good day and GODBLESS! happy earning!
@online_jon (1478)
• Philippines
10 Feb 09
Hi and hello to everyone! Here in the Philippines many Filipino are love eating balut for the reason it gives calcium to the bone that makes you edurable hehe. . . As the first time i saw this food, i think it's a kind of a ... Well never mind! Hehe... But after i tried tasting it with vinegar? Wow! It is really good and the taste is better than it looks. . . Starting that day i always eat balut. But by the way eating to much balut can cause a high blood! Just be patient when eating that kinds of foods. Well that's the end of my response. . . Good day and GODBLESS! happy earning!
• Philippines
20 Jan 09
i used to eat balut. but quite some time only. i am an occasional eater. haha. depends how it was made. i am a little choosy when it comes to delicacy such as balut. and i do not eat the chick. only the yellow part. i know balut really looks ugly and yucky to eat but when you taste one, you'll say its delicious too. try one you're visit to philippines will never be complete without having the try to eat balut. there are other street delicacies here in the philippines, actually there are many of it, that you should try some time. anyway happy mylotting!
@rymebristol (1788)
• Philippines
19 Jan 09
Pinoy say...you are not a Filipino if you are not eating balut.well say what they want, I WILL NEVER TAKE EVEN A BIT ON THAT DISGUSTING THING hahaha have you tried it?..it's an embryo of an egg that came from ducks i supposed. me and my sister don't eat balut but my mom and dad and is my brother eat that disgusting food. they say that it'll make my knee strong. who cares hahaha i'll eat penoy instead!
@ulovemae (20)
• Philippines
19 Jan 09
i remember when my boyfriend first visit here in philippines and i let him ate all the filipino foods he wanted to try, one of those are balut! but he just tasted the soup inside then suddenly threw it to the trash can when he saw the chick inside..he said "yuck"..hehehe...i never eat balut too ...
@pehpot (4762)
• Philippines
19 Jan 09
It is a bit dd yes, but we are used to it, though there are times that I can't eat balut. Just the thought of eating it sometimes make me want to vomit (specially imagining the chick in there). My kids on the other hand loves easting it, specially the chicks, and he likes it when he sees it. I usually eat it with my eyes closed.. LOL. I do like the yolk though and the white one. I like my balut with vinegar and salt..The best balut I had is in BAliwag stop over in San Rafael BUlacan
@cathya (705)
• Philippines
19 Jan 09
I love eating balut! for me eating balut is just like eating peanuts...
@rsa101 (13336)
• Philippines
19 Jan 09
Well its a fave dish here in the Philippines and its a bit gross for some foreigners to see us eat this delicacy. Well I can understand your feelings about it. Balut is quite a delicious delicacy here and if you try it maybe you'll like it too just close your eyes so as not to feel grossed about it. I even saw these in Fear Factor that is being offered to western contestants.
@mialei23 (2386)
• Philippines
18 Jan 09
I loved eating balut! Hi mattwilkie.. Well, I just eat the Yolk but If the chick is small I eat them all.. But If I see that it's kinda big I don't eat everything, I imagined something and it's a little gross. It's a kinda hobbies eating balut here in the Philippines. Happy eating! Have a nice day. And try something new aside from balut, try exotic food..my sister tried it once.. She even tried fried dove and frogs... Have a nice day!
@aseretdd (13709)
• Philippines
18 Jan 09
Well, balut is indeed an odd food... and even if i am Filipino... i don't really eat the whole Balut... one the yellow part... and discard the rest... but some say it is good for the health since it helps strengthen the bones... i am just not sure about that... since i don't know any scientific study that will prove that...