Do you eat balut?

@paoxav (1382)
Philippines
February 22, 2009 10:41am CST
Ok, so foreigners doesn't like it and fear factor added it to one of their challenges in eating nasty stuffs. But we, filipinos, were having fun eating balut and it's a part of our culture. Are you guys eating balut too? I do am but I'm a little careful coz it's very high in cholesterol and not advisable for those who had hypertensions and high blood pressure. But if you're on a physical activity, it is very advisable to eat..
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@icecroft (449)
• Philippines
16 Mar 09
I don't really eat balut (although I'm Filipino, hehe). Although when I was kid, my dad would always give me the soup and yellow part (just need to put salt in it). But I can't take eating the rest of it, most esp. the chick part. I'm a bit grossed out by it (I'm the type who gets quite squeamish with this kind of things)
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@paoxav (1382)
• Philippines
16 Mar 09
well, pour some vinegar to lessen your grossy. It tastes so good you'll prefer to have more..
@icecroft (449)
• Philippines
16 Mar 09
Hehe, too bad I don't like vinegar *lol*
@evsoriano (166)
• Philippines
2 Mar 09
yap, i usually eat 2 baluts everytime i pass by my favorite balut vendor.
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@cream97 (29152)
• United States
4 Mar 10
Hi paoxav. No, I don't eat balut. I have never had this in my entire life before. What is this anyway? I know that anything that is on the Fear Factor is typically disgusting. So, I know that I won't be eating anything like this at all.
@paoxav (1382)
• Philippines
15 Mar 10
hahaha! well somehow it is disgusting.. but just in looks.. never on it's taste..
@aisaellis22 (6449)
• United States
27 Feb 09
Hello paoxav! I love balut. At first, I don't eat it because I thought it's gross but when my sister and cousin convinced me to try, I tried it and eventually, it became my favorite. I love it when there's vinegar on it with a little bit of salt. Now, I'm hungry..lol
• Philippines
23 Feb 09
i eat balut but the yellow part only and i give the rest to my father or to my bf the underdeveloped chick hehehe. i still cannot eat it no matter what. when i was a kid, we bought balut in a festival and when we got home, i started having LBM and they even rushed me to the hospital due to dehydration. but i still eat balut sometimes when i am with friends who like to eat balut
@paoxav (1382)
• Philippines
27 Feb 09
so you have some allergies with balut? try to eat it with spicy vinegar. it will somehow lessen the mess you're feeling in eating the li'l chick..
@online_jon (1478)
• Philippines
22 Feb 09
Hi paovax, good day to you. Well regarding your forum topic discussion entitled " Do you eat balut?". When i was in elementary and high school i always eat balot everyday because as i know it is really good because it help you to make your bone to be strong and i always eat this kind of street foods because it is really delicious. By the way now that i am in college, i am no longer eating balot everyday because it makes your heart beating faster as i think that causes High blood especially to all old people. Well in addition i know here in the Philippines here in the Philippines is like me who is always eating balot and they have their own reason why they really like eating that kind of food. Well that's all my response to your topic! Happy posting and earning to you! Good day and good luck to our earning career! Mabuhay! ! ! Happy mylotting. ,.
@paoxav (1382)
• Philippines
23 Feb 09
hahaha! you make me somehow laugh with your reply dude.. but thanks for the long response..
@eichs1 (1934)
• Philippines
22 Feb 09
I eat balut but I prefer penoy. Balut is delicious and good energy booster. But as you said, it's so high and cholesterol so not good those who have hypertension. Another thing not good for balut is when you eat everything, you are also eating the feathers and developing bones which the stomach can not digest. So the next time you eat balut, choose those that have very young chicks.
@paoxav (1382)
• Philippines
23 Feb 09
yeah i do not eat balut with develop chicks.. i make sure it's a young chick. i often buy and eat balut sa puti to make sure that the chick is tiny..
@hershiez (464)
22 Feb 09
Hello paoxav! ^_^ Yep! I love eating balut! ^_^ especially when there's a spicy vinegar or just a salt! weee...yum!^_^ I also love "penoy"! ^_^
@paoxav (1382)
• Philippines
22 Feb 09
It's a very good pulutan too! but only for young drinkers coz they're not yet prone to hypertensions. I used to eat lots when I was younger and involved on physical sports.. ^_^
@checapricorn (16049)
• United States
27 Feb 09
[i]Hi pao, I am Filipino and I eat "pinoy"! I will always order 16 days before and I miss it![/i]
@melvill (392)
• Philippines
24 Feb 09
Hello paoxav! Yes I eat balut but not everyday maybe once a week/month, it depends if I want to eat balut. Sometimes I don't eat the "kiti" because sometimes it is yucky to eat. Hahahahhaha... Happy mylotting!