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The Philippine Landmarks Today | Balot or Balut


Balut. Photo from Wikipedia
Balot or Balut, a boiled, fertilized egg of a duck, is an Asian delicacy popular in the Philippine streets and throuthout Southeast Asian countries like Laos, Cambodia & Vietnam. These incubated eggs, ages 16-20 days, cooked for less than 20 minutes, are typically sold at night by street vendors.

It is usually served with vinegar and salt, and sometimes with beer. It is believed by many as aphrodisiac food.

This exotic food (for non-Southeast Asian countries) is known to be a nutritious  snack rich in protien, calcium, iron & fats.




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