What is the most Exotic Food you have eaten?
August 23, 2007 5:52am CST
Myself I stick to the everyday foods, but I know a lot of people will try anything at least once! What is the most exotic food you have ever tried?
23 Aug 07
I think the most exotic food I have eaten is Balut (Ba-lut) . It is always available in my country (Philippines). In the streets, especially at night.. Vendors sell hot balut for abuot P10 pesos or about $.25 cents. If you don't happen to know what it is, it is a fertilized duck egg with a nearly developed embryo inside the egg. For more information and pictures of a balut egg.. You can check it at wikipedia.. It is definitely the most exotic food that I have eaten.. I am also glad that I haven't eaten the embryo itself because it is so gross to even watch the thing.. Please do check it out at the site. Thanks www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balut
27 Aug 07
Hi there, kitty1234! I'm from the Philippines and I've eaten balut a good many times -- with the chick! There's a 'subtler' version of balut that's called 'penoy,' where the chick hasn't really sprouted yet and that's quite a delicacy, too. But something that's more exotic than balut that I've eaten and is by far the most exotic for me, is the 'inihaw na hito' or grilled catfish. I've first tasted it in Laoag, Ilocos Norte, in the northern part of the Philippines. Grilled to well-done proportions and stuffed with onions and tomatoes, they serve it with a special kind of vinegar dip and a drink called 'tuba' which, I was told, is coconut sap. =)
9 Dec 07
I grew up in the province in a far flung area and there seems to be no exotic food for me. All such things they consider exotic are just ordinary to me. I eat frogs, balut, crickets, etc. We eat delicious and nutritious foods in the provinces.