In the newest installment of “Why Would You Eat That?” we look at balut, a popular Filipino dish that’s the very disgusting life form between an egg and a baby duck.
Fertilized eggs from ducks and chickens, also known as balut, are essentially half-developed embryos, and they aren’t pretty. Find out how balut tastes, and why this extremely disgusting-looking food is a delicacy in the Philippines, in this episode of “Why Would You Eat That?” Who knew Filipino cooking contained the answer to the age-old chicken-or-the-egg debate? However, why anyone would eat it is still up for debate.
If you’re up for some partially developed eggs and bacon for breakfast, well, you just need some balut (and some bacon.) Happy eating!