Duck embryos, chicken and pig intestines, chicken heads fully equipped with eyes and brains, pig liver and pig blood was on the menu tonight. 

It all tasted really good, except for maybe the pigs blood, which was more tasteless than anything. 

The famous Balot was quite the experience, 17 and 18 day old duck embryos does not sound (or look) all that appetizing, but picture the taste of chicken broth and a hard boiled egg, because that’s exactly how it tastes. Even with the feathers and beak. You first crack open a hole in the top, where you slurp out the juice, whatever that juice may be…Then you proceed to peel away the rest of the shell, finding a white, yellow, vein covered duck embryo to munch on. 

Good old Manila street food. The best dinner I had here. 


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