Eating Balut

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Balut is a delicacy here in The Philippines. What is balut? It's an almost fully-formed duck fetus cooked in its own egg. Men eat it for "stamina."

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I ate balut the other night. The waitress at the streetside bar was kind enough to capure the ordeal on my digital camera.

Step 1: Crack the top of the egg open.

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Step 2: Drink the "soup."

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Step 3: Peel away the rest of the shell.

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Step 4: Eat away the yokey bit that surrounds the fetus.

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Step 5: Put the whole thing into your mouth and chew up the really crunchy feathered baby bird.

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Step 6: Wash the eggy avian infant taste from your mouth with a healthy swig of cold San Miguel beer.

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