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    Has anyone ever tried balut?

    Just out of curiosity, has anyone every eaten balut? People usually get really grossed out when I tell them about it, but I figure people on MDA would be more open to it or even have eaten it themselves. For those who don't know, balut is basically just a fertilized duck egg that has been incubated for about 14-17 days. A balut contains the yolk and also a baby duckling. Balut can also be from chicken eggs, but usually it is duck.

    I do not know the nutritional value of balut, but I am assuming that it has to be Primal because it is sold in its original egg and all you have to do to cook it is hard boil the egg for about 20-30 minutes. I know that it is really popular in some Asian countries. To me it tastes exactly like a hard boiled egg. It looks nasty, but tastes so good to me.

    Has anyone ever tried it?

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    Haha that is usually the reaction I get when I tell people about it

    Anyone else? I know there has to be someone on this forum that loves to try new things like I do!

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    Yup, twice once the states and once in PI. I always try anything once....or twice lol.
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    Next you need to try durian and dinuguan, more gastronomic adventures.
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    Next you need to try durian and dinuguan, more gastronomic adventures.
    I want to try durian, but I've only seen it sold in the entire fruit! Which means if I don't like it, I have to throw away that huge fruit!! Is it any good, or does it actually taste good??

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    It tastes "ok" but the smell is atrocious. It's a weird soft melon, and don't cut it open around anyone, like 200m away.
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    I'd rather turn into a zombie and hunt for brains than ever try balut. I'm open to most gastro experiences, but balut is on my NEVER! list
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    Re: balut: Haven't yet partaken. It ranks mighty high on the creepiness scale, but I eat eggs, I eat duck/chicken, ergo...

    Re: durian: We do a big family Christmas dinner every year. One of the many traditions surrounding this dinner: a wacky or "challenging" item on the menu. A few years back, the theme of the dinner was "A ride around the world with Santa." The wacky/"challenging" item was durian ice cream. Mind you, I was working with frozen durian to make the ice cream. Still, the smell lingered in the pantry for a LONG time. Durian has a wonderful rich, creamy taste. The notorious smell is like... what? A cross between that chemical they add to natural gas and rotting produce?

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    Is the embryo crunchy? Cartilaginous? If it had no texture, I might try it.
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