Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Balut

Shopping at 168Mall can burn a lot of calories.
Pretty soon, the pangs of hunger start tugging at the belly. Luckily, there is a large food court at the third floor. It is always crowded , but basically clean. The smell and smoke of grilled food predominates.

There I was, looking at the kaleidoscope of food outlets.
I needed something familiar.
Something to strengthen me.
Something to energize me.
Something light.
Something easy to eat.

Ahaaaaaaaaaa ...
Balut Eggspress
Perfect.

Balut is “fertilized duck egg with a nearly-developed embryo inside that is boiled and eaten in the shell”. It is often eaten with salt and beer, and is considered a delicacy if not a curious exotic food. Recently, it gained some notoriety by being offerred as part of the challenge in the TV reality show Fear Factor. Of course , it completely grossed out the American contestants who couldn’t seem to accept the concept of eating an aborted duck fetus – feathers, beak , pink limbs, eyes and all. Yummmmmmmmmmmm ...

With a reputation as an aphrodisiac, an energy food and a nutritious snack all in one, balut is considered a Philippine national street food icon. I can still picture my father and I rushing out into the streets as we used to respond to the nocturnal call of an itinerant street vendor shouting ... baluuuuuuuuuuuut.

Balut Eggspress has brought the balut into a state of indoor kiosk and counter snacking as opposed to street vendoring. It sources balut from Pateros (the balut capital of the Philippines) which guarantees that its quality and taste is true to tradition.

Balut Eggspress offers:
Fresh Steamed Balut/Penoy 12pesos
Specialty Deep Fried Balut/Penoy 16pesos
Eggsotic Crunchy Day Old Chicks 25pesos/3pieces
Eggstra Adobo Balut 16pesos
Eggstra Caldereta Balut 16pesos
Pateros Red Egg 12pesos


What are you waiting for?
Chomp into that duckling .
Eggsciting.
Yikes ...


(picture of balut taken from wikipedia.org)

5 comments:

Chinggay said...

Balut! Yummmy!!!

Try also the balut-ala-pobre in strumms jupiter.. It's good.. ;-)

Daguldol Tarakatac III said...

copi dat ...
wl try it asap

Sidney said...

Are you sure it is an aphrodisiac? I would do everything for great s*x. ;-)

Anonymous said...

omg.. that's a sinful way to eat eggs.. feeling sorry to those embryos :(

Anonymous said...

I had an addiction for balut since my childhood years... It tastes superb!