04-13-08 01:55 PM
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  1. tiglathpileser's Avatar
    I rarely experience authentic Phillipine culture here in the U.S., and as a result, I've become really Americanized. When I do go home to the Philippines, I stick out like a sore thumb. Not just because I look different (I'm half Filipino, half Polish), but because sadly I don't partake in most of the foods the Philippines has to offer. Granted chicken adobo, pansit, and senigang are foods I can handle, but there are certain foods offered in the Philippines which just aren't very appetizing to me. Take, for example, balut. Balut is duck egg in which the embryo has been allowed to develop almost to full maturity. Most people wouldn't think twice on passing up such a food, but me, I'm different. I might not enjoy a lot of Philippine food, but I'll try anything once. So tonight, I visited my momma who was hosting a little party at her house. All the little Philippine ladies were there as usual. I was making my rounds, saying hello to everyone, when my mom offered me some balut. I really thought about saying no, but my pride got a hold of me, you know that pride that tells you you can do anything and should just to prove a point. Plus, maybe my little food adventure would help me better understand what most Filipinos consider a delicacy back home. How I regret my decision to say yes to my mom's offer! Balut is definitely not for the feint of heart, and it doesn't taste good at all. I don't say this as a dis, but more so as an expression of just how different cultures see certain foods as delicacies. It's hard to get through eating an egg in which an almost fully developed bird is staring back at you. Literally, my bird was staring back at me, and the head and eyeballs were enough to do me in. I came so close to finishing my whole egg, but fell short nonetheless. I now have a much deeper appreciation for my culture and what that means in terms of food. And for those who want a visual to go along with this story, I've posted some pics below. I apologize if they're not the best quality. I have no clue what I did with my digital camera, so I resported to using my BlackBerry's beastly 1.3 megapixels. Just beware it might not be for those with less than ironclad stomachs. I'm a very proud half Filipino, and I have a lot more respect for the foods my people eat.

    What it all looks like after the shell comes off.

    There's a head somewhere in that pile.

    Trying my best to swallow.

    Almost lost my lunch at the very end.

    04-12-08 03:19 AM
  2. aizecarla's Avatar
    LOL tooo fuunnnyyy even if im a full filipino, i dont eat balut :P
    04-12-08 11:38 AM
  3. raylol16's Avatar
    I dont eat balut either lol not my style at all!
    04-12-08 11:41 AM
  4. Dr. Newport's Avatar
    That's hardcore.
    04-12-08 11:49 AM
  5. s.f.clk02's Avatar
    my parents are from india and i go out there a lot they always try to make me eat wack as* ish. its disgusting like some of there delicacys are cow brain and GOAT TIT ( MY PARENTS DONT EAT THAT ISH EITHER ) i was like word i aint puttin that in my mouth yall are trippin MAKE ME FEEL ALL BAD IF I ATE THAT
    04-12-08 12:06 PM
  6. Dr. Newport's Avatar
    That is hardcore too.

    You all are on some Fear Factor up in this thread.
    04-12-08 12:12 PM
  7. s.f.clk02's Avatar
    ahh fear factor by far a gross *** show man i never watched that ****
    man i would never eat those indian delicacy's those make me wanna gag throw up in my mouth
    04-12-08 12:14 PM
  8. Dr. Newport's Avatar
    Lol. Thow up in your mouth.

    That stuff will kick the bile up.
    04-12-08 12:20 PM
  9. s.f.clk02's Avatar
    Anybody ever watch that one show of dude going all around the world eating the like delicacy of the world on travel channel i think his name is andrew zimmermen
    04-12-08 12:22 PM
  10. Dr. Newport's Avatar
    The fat dude?
    04-12-08 12:32 PM
  11. s.f.clk02's Avatar
    yeaa the bald fat dude
    04-12-08 12:34 PM
  12. garbagefairy1967's Avatar
    Okay that did make me throw up a little in my mouth!!!! lol
    04-12-08 12:36 PM
  13. Dr. Newport's Avatar
    That fat dude is wrong, yo. It is disturbing watching him tear into all of that food.

    That stuff is wose than baby duck if you ask me.
    04-12-08 12:42 PM
  14. s.f.clk02's Avatar
    yea man he eats some gross *** **** in there man ahhh i dont understand why he eats all that stuff
    04-12-08 12:48 PM
  15. Dr. Newport's Avatar
    That would be some laughs if some tribe of cannibals took him off the shelf for a BBQ.
    04-12-08 12:53 PM
  16. mzshey2x's Avatar
    i'm half filipino & they'd have to put a gun to my head to make me eat balut!

    04-12-08 01:01 PM
  17. s.f.clk02's Avatar
    hahaa lol. they put him on that thing like a roasters u know how they do those pigs where they just keep spinning em haha
    04-12-08 01:01 PM
  18. Dr. Newport's Avatar
    Ahahaha. They should have a forced balut eating scene in some gangster movie where they are interrogating someone.

    You know, eating the duck at gunpoint. Shey gave me the idea.
    Last edited by Muphukka; 04-12-08 at 01:14 PM. Reason: ****
    04-12-08 01:14 PM
  19. mzshey2x's Avatar
    Ahahaha. They should have a forced balut eating scene in some gangster movie where they are interrogating someone.

    You know, eating the duck at gunpoint. Shey gave me the idea.
    i'm glad i could help
    04-12-08 03:38 PM
  20. Dr. Newport's Avatar
    Serious...I am gonna use that one.
    04-12-08 05:20 PM
  21. raylol16's Avatar
    Ahahaha. They should have a forced balut eating scene in some gangster movie where they are interrogating someone.

    You know, eating the duck at gunpoint. Shey gave me the idea.
    04-12-08 05:31 PM
  22. Dr. Newport's Avatar

    This is something that is a delicacy in the Phillipines...you seem like a man of culture...or you can bypass this little lesson in gourmet and tell us where the money is.

    *hammer clicks back*

    04-12-08 05:35 PM
  23. s.f.clk02's Avatar
    hahaha i c that happening in a movie lol
    04-12-08 05:43 PM
  24. Dr. Newport's Avatar
    Yeah, I see a whole table of FEAR FACTORY stuff going down. Goat boobs and octopus balls...the whole bit...all to get some information lol.
    04-12-08 05:54 PM
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    04-12-08 05:58 PM
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