Eating a balut is always an experience
While its appearance may not be appetizing to other diners, balut is without a doubt among the iconic dishes of the Philippines. What made it known to many is its accessibility to Filipinos as it is being sold on the streets.
Made of duck’s egg with a 16- to 21-day-old embryo inside, balut is definitely a food not just for consuming, but something to experience. Luckily, there are now many ways to enjoy it, from being coated with batter and deep-fried to being turned into an adobo special. While those balut dishes are certainly delectable, nothing beats eating it in its most humble version—just boiled with a sprinkle of salt or a splash of vinegar with chili.
If you haven’t got your hands on the Pinoy delicacy, let social media personality Bretman Rock inspire you to get that balut and take your first bite. Through a Tiktok post, the YouTube star shares his knowledge on the beloved street food and how he prefers to eat it.
From knowing which egg is female and male to the proper eggshell cracking, watch Bretman as he munch on some balut here.