i almost gagged reading that so i guess you've got a much much stronger stomach than me.
Kudo’s kid… you’ve got more guts than me. Proud of you. March 29th, at pm Darren says: Oh, I long ago gave up going to the dentist.
You should try out for that Fear Factor show in America, you'd totally win.
Did you think you had an advantage coming into this episode of Fear Factor since you'd already done the show once before.
2006-10-18 04:07 pm (UTC)
what is the deal with you guys's spelling of fetus, anyway ? am i supposed to be impressed that i resembles latin or something ?
looks mighty tasty-- yee-ow!
(ps-- many portuguese asked about you and your chin at this year's garage festival... yes, it's been a year!!!)
2006-10-20 04:05 pm (UTC)
Foetus is correct.
Fetus is American.
I saw this on "Survivor" a couple of seasons ago. It looked like the folks eating it had some gagging reactions (but it was good protein, so it went down and stayed there).
PS: I got here from the B3TA newsletter, so you probly shouldn't be surprised to see a bunch of comments and/or friendings soon.http://b3ta.com/newsletter/issue250/
and scroll down 3 or 4 screens. They claim you're one of them, but they're unreliable b3tards.
I feel absolutely violated by this. Thank you :)
My god that's disgusting. You must have balls the size of soccer balls to do that.
So are you for or against duckie abortions, now?
2006-10-21 11:15 pm (UTC)
not for tourists
my wife lived in the phillipines for 3 years.....this is a delicacy....they eat anything there. they ate her pet goat when she was back in the uk.....minging
2006-10-25 11:55 am (UTC)
Na Prost Mahlzeit! Ich geh jetzt kotzen!
Greetings from Germany
2006-10-26 09:17 am (UTC)
Everyone of you should try eating Balut.
After you eat it for the first time(most ppl close their eyes and shut their noses), you'd be coming back for more.
Im not saying this cause Im from the Phils and I eat balut every chance I have... but then again...
BTW... balut's also an aphrodisiac. Maybe that's enough motivation for some. >:)
BTW2, that's not the only thing that non-Filipinos find gross about our food. Try searching for 'Soup No. 5'. These food stuffs sounds/looks/smells(?) gross, but most of us enjoy it. yummy.
2006-10-27 04:17 pm (UTC)
Well, some mental cases will find everything aphrodisiac won't they? From tiger's penises to rhino's horns...
Why shouldn't eating a half-developed duck do the trick too, hey?
It makes absolute sense to eat something gross or cruel to get you in the mood...
You know, most mentally sane people find the simple act of looking at a member of the preferred sex they fancy will make their sexual appetite increase.
Porn also helps.
2006-10-28 10:58 pm (UTC)
I wonder if a fertilised egg like that one is more or less nutritious than an unfertilised one?
Meat would seem to have more protein than egg, but it must originate from the egg anyway.
I wonder if it has less calories as the feotus would have consumed some in order to stay alive?
2006-11-02 11:26 am (UTC)
James is a big bad egg---bad cat
Well, that's. . . gross. Cheers!
2006-11-06 08:10 am (UTC)
I don't know why you are are all a bunch of quirmish girls!
Firstly, if you don't know what it tastes like, you can't say it's gross.
Secondly, considering the Philippines is a third world country, they HAVE to eat anythign there otherwise they will starve. They can't all afford bland tasteless fake food as they have in the developed world.
Finally, I have eaten balut and lots of other stuff in the philippines and this isn't as bad as some of the other delicacies!
ps: I grew up in the philippines
Hello! You may have noticed that I added you as a friend. I found your journal through the cooking community, and just can't resist anyone who is so culinarily adventurous ;) I like balut, actually (although in Vietnam it's called something else). It reminds me of chicken soup, and we have it with Thai basil, salt and pepper.
2006-12-02 02:29 am (UTC)
I love balut...I do not eat the duck itself, but I sure enjoy the rest! Next time, maybe I can make u a Thai sauce that goes really well with balut so u can't really taste it!
Judging from your description, you've had 16-day balut. I heartily recommend trying the 18 day. The more mature fetus has the beak partly formed, and adds a bit of crunchiness to the experience. I tried balut on my fourth day ever in the Philippines, and instantly fell in love!
Lets continue to fight for the female ducks' right to choose...