Fun Fact About The Philippines: Balut Popularly Known Filipino Delicacy
Every country has its unique kind of food, which other countries may find weird, or foreigners can’t take to eat it. In Japan, we have the natto. It is a traditional Japanese dish consisting of fermented soybeans and characterized by a slimy, sticky, and stringy texture. This time let’s talk about Filipino delicacies. Fun fact about the Philippines, they love the incubated duck eggs, popularly known as balut.
When I stayed in the Philippines, one of my Filipino friends suggested the balut. “It’s just an egg," I remembered him saying. I shouldn’t have believed that. (LOL) The balut is an incubated duck egg and, when I saw the big duckling inside, I felt pity for it. (I’m eating a baby duck! Tasukete 🙁 Haha)
There are two types of balut, balut Pinoy, with little to no duckling inside the egg, and balut with big duckling. The size of the baby duck inside depends on how many days the egg is. It is not pricey as well. It’s only around 33 cents – 39 cents (US Dollar)
As you see, it doesn’t have an awful taste but, balut actually tastes delicious and, my girlfriend loves eating balut with big ducklings inside. She said, “It’s what makes the balut delicious." But not all Filipinos can eat it. Some find it disgusting, but it depends on your taste.
According to the DOT in the Philippines, leisure tourism is opening up but, travel restrictions have been put in place to control the further spread of the virus.
So once you’re ready to visit the country don’t forget to take a little taste of the balut.
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