Balut eaters, I need your opinions on this

Calgary, Alberta
February 26, 2012 2:46pm CST
I decided to post this discussion in the Philippines category cos I already know the answers from westerners and Vegans. I know they will say no. so yeah I was more interested with Filipino point of View and maybe some other Asian point of view since balut or duckfetus are eaten in our region. This is about a dish eaten by some of the Anglo-Indian community. Not all Indians eats this, we know most of them are vegans. In the small Anglo-Indian community there is a popular dish known as Kutti Pi (pronounced as Cutie pie) Its basically a stew made of mammal livestock fetus (it could be pig,goat or sheep) so yeah its like the mammal version of balut. You know there are accidents when a pregnant goat or sheep got slaughtered, I think most farmers dont want them slaughtered since they will make more money if the baby goat is born. so yeah its a stew made of goat or sheep fetus. Not all Indians eats this since they see this a taboo but some do. this is a small documentary about it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&feature=endscreen&v=z4KadPZXOLA to all balut eaters, do you think you can take the challenge and eat this? It is said to be a tender meat, sinc eits a goat fetus.
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@secretbear (19472)
• Philippines
26 Feb 12
I probably can eat that as long as it's not cook the way it is. I mean, as long as it is not cook whole, like, I still can see that it's a goat fetus. I probably can eat it if it's already chopped or something. As long as I don't recognize it as a goat fetus!
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• Calgary, Alberta
27 Feb 12
if its chopped into cubes, it wont look any different from the other meats out there. I thought a person is already badass and brave if they can eat balut, I think this one maybe more challenging than balut though it is said to be delicious. I heard its used for pork and beef too., I think they chop it into cubes, though there are varieties were its cooked as as chunks. it would be disturbing though if its cooked the way it is. I mean i eat balut in the dark, just but make sure I wont see it.
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@rog0322 (2834)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
27 Feb 12
Hi Cap, I eat balut just like any other food, it tastes just fine, especially with a grain of salt, pepper and vinegar. Most of the time, I just eat them as it is. I have no hangups with Kuttie pie if I may have the chance, in fact i can eat just about anything short of poisonous. It is my survivalist training that I inherited this non-preference for food. Basically, though, if I had the choice, I would go for veggies, seafoods and any kind of tree fruits.
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• Calgary, Alberta
27 Feb 12
i think this dish only occurs when pregnant animals were accidentally slaughtered, we know most farmers will never want pregnant animals to be slaughtered since they will make more money if the baby is born. But yeah some pregnant animals dont look pregnant.
@mspitot (3834)
• Philippines
13 Apr 12
I don't have the courage to watch the video...I won't eat that. gosh...I can't.
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• Calgary, Alberta
14 Apr 12
It looks like laing when its cooked, You know black and muddy looking stew.
@mspitot (3834)
• Philippines
15 Apr 12
I pity those creatures...
@SIMPLYD (74966)
• Philippines
28 Feb 12
Oh i think i can only eat balut but not the young fetus of those animals, albert. When i eat balut, i try not to look at the small fetus of the chicken. Even the very young litson, i really don't know if i can eat it, in case it will be served in a feast.
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• Calgary, Alberta
29 Feb 12
from what I know Balut is duck, not chicken, though China have their own version of Balut that uses chicken, from what i heard, chicken balut is harder than the duck one. There is also a quail balut now in our country.
@SIMPLYD (74966)
• Philippines
1 Mar 12
Oh yes, it's a duck's fetus not that of a chicken. I stand corrected Albert.
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@choybel (5059)
• Philippines
27 Feb 12
I can't really say yet, but I knowing that I do like eating Balbakwa and/or Balot, then I still think that there's a chance that I could eat that. I think the only thing I couldn't even imagine to eat would be live insects or bugs, even probably for a million dollars.
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• Calgary, Alberta
27 Feb 12
Its looks like a black stew, I think they cook it with some herbs and vegetables too. they eat it with rice.
@choybel (5059)
• Philippines
27 Feb 12
If it smells delicious then I could probably have the gut for it.
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@xtedaxcvg (3191)
• Philippines
28 Feb 12
Maybe if it doesn't look like what it really is, I may be able to eat it. But I don't intend to put it in my regular dishes. I guess just for the challenge I would say YES. I hope it tastes good too.
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• Calgary, Alberta
29 Feb 12
I think this meal is more of a "once in a lifetime experience" type of meal. Its very hard to find in both India and England. To eat this you have to meet an Anglo Indian person, I bet not all Anglo Indian people eats this.
@jaiho2009 (39079)
• Philippines
27 Feb 12
hello Capt, Yes, it's like how pinoy can eat balut and looks taboo to others. This cutie pie looks taboo for people who are not used of eating it also. Same thing with dog meat, rabbit or insects and other foods that are considered exotic. But for your question.... No- I don't think I can
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• Calgary, Alberta
28 Feb 12
I think Rabbit is only Taboo for Filipinos and Americans that lives in the city,the ones that lives in farms kills the cos they were pest. for the rest its one of the normal meats. , not a delicacy at all. I cant judge kutti pi, Until its in my front. anyway this food has a cute name.
• Philippines
27 Feb 12
i eat balut and find it very delicious and i think i can eat that Kutti Pi. i think it taste good if it is well cooked.
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• Calgary, Alberta
29 Feb 12
I have no idea what this thing tasted like, I still cant judge it until its in my front, ready to eat.
• Philippines
27 Feb 12
I don't know if I can eat it without even trying to taste a little of it. I need to smell it also before I will eat it. I guess if some say that its good then maybe I can try eating it. :)
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• Calgary, Alberta
27 Feb 12
I dont know what it smells like but it could be aromatic cos the herbs Indians use. They said its very tender that you can eat the bones too. Its like an oversized balut.
@dabieO (120)
• Philippines
27 Feb 12
I eat balut but i dont think i could it any more fetus that are not in egg like. I mean, not those fetus that are not born egg.
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• Calgary, Alberta
27 Feb 12
This is like a more like a more extreme version of lechon de leche, At elast the lecho de leche had an opportunity to be born.
@asdomencil (4276)
• Philippines
27 Feb 12
I eat balut with no hesitation at all especially with vinegar. But pertaining to your question about eating livestock fetus, eeeewwww... I cannot imagine I am eating the said dish or food. I will be hypocrite if will say no given a chance/offer big amount in exchange of eating such food..hahaha...But for now, I will stick to balut...
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• Calgary, Alberta
27 Feb 12
I dont know what it taste like, but I saw how its prepared, its cut into small cubes and cooked into a stew, the appearance of it when its cooked is black. Reminds me of adobong pusit and blood stew. It resembles laing too. But yeah its mind over matter.
@bhonti (1247)
• Philippines
27 Feb 12
I think you cannot compare their cutie pie to Balut, because theirs are from a mammal's fetus. That is bit weird to it unlike balut which came from a bird. It's normal to eat eggs, right? But a fetus of a pig, goat or sheep is just gruesome for me.
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• Calgary, Alberta
27 Feb 12
Based on its appearance when its cooked, it looks like dinugugan, the pig or goat fetus turns black when its cooked.
• Philippines
26 Feb 12
Hehe, I think your question in the end should be "to all non-balut eaters" instead of "balut-eaters".. Anyway, I do eat balut and I find it delicious. It looks disgusting but it tastes really good. The trick there is to not look at it as you eat.
• Calgary, Alberta
26 Feb 12
I ask balut eaters because i want to know if they can eat a mammal fetus. I mean a bird fetus is still different from a cow or goat fetus.
• Calgary, Alberta
26 Feb 12
this topic is not about balut, its about Kutti Pi (pronounced as cutie pie)which is a British Indian dish.
• Philippines
27 Feb 12
I'm sorry about that, I misread the discussion. But to properly answer the real topic of your discussion, I think I would not eat Kutti Pi if it smells gross. I checked for it's picture in the net and it looks like a baby mammal. The picture that I see is already well-formed so if that is what will be served, then I'm not sure if I can eat it Sorry again for misunderstanding your post
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• Malaysia
29 Mar 12
I'm Asian and I haven't heard of this. I don't think I'd be able to eat this but I suppose if I'd grown up seeing people eat this I might be more willing to try and eat it.
• Calgary, Alberta
29 Mar 12
I think this recipe is a delicacy to Indian British people, so its not a thing in India. I think not every Indian British eats it neither. from what I heard this one had a european influence. I think its not common in India but there could be some people who eats it.
@louievill (16270)
• Philippines
29 Feb 12
like what you said it resembles "dinuguan" so why not put it in a mold and bbq it so it becomes similar to bbq "dugo" ( Filipino street food made from blood). no Cap seriously I would try anything new to me hehe, lechon de leche is not the nearest we have come to it, anybody tried " suckling Pig" in a Chinese restaurant. I think that's younger, 1 to 2 weeks old baby, but like you said it had a chance to be born.
• Calgary, Alberta
29 Feb 12
this is like a more extreme version of suckling pig and lechon de leche. I dont know if its going to work as a stew. I think we never had a dish similar to dish because farms in our country try to avoid slaughtering pregnant animals as much a possible. I think the ones slaughtered in our country are the "teens"
@champoy186 (1638)
• Philippines
28 Feb 12
I ate balut for the first time. I thought it was disgusting but after I ate once I found it really delicious. People may find it yucky because of its look. It would better if you try it first for yourself. It taste good actually. Happy mylotting!
• Calgary, Alberta
29 Feb 12
If you read the topic, the topic is not about balut. the topic is about the "mammal version" of balut. Instead of duck fetus, you will get Goat,sheep,pig or cow fetus.
27 Feb 12
i'm not much of a balut-eater but what i like about balut is the soup and the yellow part. though sometimes i eat the duck as long as it's dark, there's drinking water nearby and it's the smallest sized balut ;p. anyway, about your question i might've to say no. balut is bearable but as for the Kutti Pi, in my own opinion, probably not :)
• Calgary, Alberta
27 Feb 12
Kutti Pi - Its a popular Delicy for Anglo-Indians. Not everyone eats it though, yes that is goat fetus
I eat balut in the dark too and i dont look at it cos it looks gruesome.i really dont know how i learned to eat Balut. I think i was eating it since i can remember. fresh uncooked Kutti Pi looks like this:
• India
27 Feb 12
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• India
27 Feb 12
Its great thinking! But dont leave mylot friend. Another we will miss a great discuission maker.