A question about balot

@donsky14 (5963)
Philippines
September 2, 2012 8:18am CST
Hey guys...I saw this program yesterday that featured "balot"...and it actually made me crave for it. lol. But anyway, my question is this...why do they only sell balot at night? My husband answered me with: "So that when we eat it, were not gonna see the little chick." What do you guys think?
10 responses
@namiya (1599)
• Philippines
2 Sep 12
there's plenty of balot sold at daytime now. before however its normally sold at night and my assumptions why are: - there are more liquor drinkers at night and balot is a favorite "pulutan" and, - some claims balot is an energy food hence, it is more in demand at night due to the need to recharge energy depleted by the days work.
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@donsky14 (5963)
• Philippines
2 Sep 12
That's a pretty good assumption namiya.
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• United States
3 Sep 12
"Balot" has large amount of Carbohydrates which energizes the person who eats it (every night).... hehehehe I think this food is recommended for graveyard shifters employee :) hohoho that's what I think :)
@donsky14 (5963)
• Philippines
7 Sep 12
Perfect for call center agents then! lol.
@SIMPLYD (79764)
• Philippines
3 Sep 12
That's what i also thought of. However, i think balut are now being sold at the food courts. There's this fried breaded balut being sold in one of the food courts in CUbao, that i have tasted and they sure are so delicious. Specially when it's dipped in spicy & sweet sauce.
@donsky14 (5963)
• Philippines
3 Sep 12
Oooh..sounds yummy.
@ARIES1973 (9531)
• Legaspi, Philippines
3 Sep 12
Hi donsky! I actually buy this kind of egg even during day time. Perhaps the seller has an idea that there are more customers during night time that is why he tends to sell during that time.
@donsky14 (5963)
• Philippines
3 Sep 12
Yeah, maybe so...or maybe out of tradition as well that they sell balot at night.
3 Sep 12
In our place we don't have balot during daytime but either day or night I love to eat balot but nowadays it hurts my pockets so much. ;D
@donsky14 (5963)
• Philippines
3 Sep 12
I love eating balot as well.
• Philippines
2 Sep 12
There's this traditional way of selling balot where the balot vendor walks in the street at night while shouting "balot! balot!" though actually, selling balot actually happens not only at night :) Food stalls in the mall and in the street sidewalk already sell balot even at day time :)
@donsky14 (5963)
• Philippines
2 Sep 12
Yeah, so I've heard. lol. I was referring to those who sell at night.
@vanessa11 (296)
• Philippines
2 Sep 12
Haha, now I'm wondering about that too. But I guess it was just before, 'cause lately I see 7-11 stores has "Balut" and even stalls inside the mall has it too. I know what you're referring to, those Mister's who sells balut at night, hmmm =D Don't worry if I catch one selling outside our house I'll buy and ask him =D it'll be 4 days from now I'll be updating this post of mine tehehe (hope so)
@donsky14 (5963)
• Philippines
2 Sep 12
Hahaha..yeah, those kuya's who sell them on the street. Thanks! haha
@jiiiiin (569)
• Philippines
13 Apr 13
I wonder that too. Don't selling balut at night is hard and dangerous because of the bad people roaming around? Customers would also be sleeping already when they arrive. Hmm. That is a mystery to me.
@mrsuniega (789)
• Philippines
4 Sep 12
i saw that show too, that was in GMA7. well for me balut were sell at night because it boost stamina for those working at night like guards. stamina for men also with their partner. :)
@rog0322 (2834)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
4 Sep 12
Hi, More people eat balut at night than at daytime. As they say, it is the habit of night life that make it so, more people go out to the bars and parks after a day's work and having their snacks before retiring to bed. The idea that more people eat balut at night because they don't want to see the little chick inside has also floated around here. True or not, I don't have any data to back it up. Personally, I eat balut anytime of the day if one is available.