There aren’t many foods I’m picky about, but I definitely wouldn’t eat this one. I can barely even think about it. I’ve seen it eaten by Andrew Zimmern and Karl Pilkington’s taxi driver, but that’s the closest I myself will get to tasting this delicacy. I’m not sure if I could even watch someone eat it in person! Balut is a fertilized egg eaten before hatching and is considered a delicacy in many East Asian countries. Pop open the egg and you’ll find a full-figured chick in there. I suppose it’s kind of like caviar?
I don’t know. I couldn’t do it.
Photo by Marshall Astor