Here now and now here or nowhere

The title of this blog comes from a play on words that "now here" is also the same letters as "nowhere" just with a space added in the middle. I am always trying to get better at being in the here and now, and I've always been a bit of a joker so that is why I chose this name.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Eating Balut

Since coming to Asia I had wanted to find and try Balut. Balut is a fertilized duck egg with a nearly-developed embryo inside that is boiled alive and eaten in the shell. Sounds absolutely disgusting.. which is why I wanted to try it. Balut is the name I know it as which is the Philippine name, in Vietnam it's called Trứng vịt lộ. I had heard both good and bad things about it. In the end, I have to say it wasn't that bad. I don't know if I'd seek it out with the same pizzaz as I first did but I'd eat it again for sure. In fact, when I got to Lao it would be given to me as part of the New Year celebration.

it's just a normal bunch of boiled eggs, right?

even in a little cup like my mom used to serve me

wait.. that doesn't look like a normal egg. what's going on?

definitely different..

not the most appetizing to look at.

but it can't be that bad if I ate it all. :)

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