Sunday, February 14, 2010
Warren, MI - Are you an adventurous eater? Willing to take a chance and eat something you've never had before. This is chicken and duck balut from Kim Nhung grocery store. The grocery store is truly a place where you can find asian ingredients not found in common grocery stores. I heard they carried Filipino Balut. This is not for the faint of heart. Balut is a fertilized duck (or chicken) egg with a nearly-developed embryo inside that is boiled and eaten in the shell. It also is a luck of the draw on how developed the embryo is inside. The large white egg is the duck and the brown is the chicken.
I was very luck on the chicken egg, it wasn't developed very far at all. The egg white taste like the white chicken meat and the yolk was the dark chicken meat. Actually, the chicken balut wasn't bad at all.
As for the duck balut, that was a different story. It is not shown here, but after opening it and taking a few bites, I couldn't finish it. It had a very strong duck flavor and a bit slimy. I rarely not finish something and the duck balut, well, it was one that I decided not to complete. Score one for the food. Enjoy if you're courageous!