Foodie Dares: Fertilised Duck Eggs

BODY IMAGE: Hotel Jen Manila : Foodie Dares: Fertilised Duck Eggs
BODY IMAGE: Hotel Jen Manila : Foodie Dares: Fertilised Duck Eggs

The traveller mantra goes “When in the Philippines, do as the Filipinos do,” but even locals are split over whether nationally known delicacy Balut comes from foodie heaven or hell.

Even for the most adventurous foodies this snack poses a challenge. Break open the shell of the 18-day-old fertilised egg and you’ll see a half formed duck chick–yes, that’s with beak, veins and the beginnings of wings¬–submerged in yolk. Fans love the eggy soupy combo, others are revolted. Do you dare?