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Jun 10, 2008 02:13 PM

Balut eggs in Calgary?

I'm looking for Balut eggs in Calgary. Went to T&T and couldn't find them. Any ideas? Also, any restaurants that serve them?

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  1. There are precious few Filipino restos in North America (never mind Calgary) and I doubt there are any that serve this... delicacy. I'd ask the next Filipino/a you meet, there are many thousands here and someone must be able to answer your question.


      though they are an Edmonton # they might supply here in Calgary

      Has a listing for Tuazon Holdings Ltd. Edmonton, AB Phone: 780-450-6103
      9724 - 27 Ave.
      Edmonton, AB T6N 1B2
      Phone: 780-450-6103 Fax: 780-450-6103 Toll Free: N/A [email]
      # of Employees: 1 to 25
      President: Teddy Tuazon
      Manager: Cristina Tuazon
      Products: Duck Balut Eggs, Chicken Balut Eggs, Salted Duck Eggs
      Brands: Treat

      1. I'm new to Calgary so still getting used to street names, numbers, etc, but I've seen a Filipino grocery store/restaurant on 37 St & ~30 Ave SW by Primal Grounds. I don't remember the name of it, but you could call there.

        1. Sorry, don't know what balut eggs are but if they are Filipino then the new Filipino market on 27 St. SW might carry them. Their address is 12 - 3803 26th Avenue SW, Calgary, AB or you could call to ask: (403) 984-8100.

          7 Replies
          1. re: Jasz

            You don't want to know, trust me :)

            1. re: John Manzo

              Or, if you are interested, everyone's favorite food traveller, Anthony Bourdain has this golden tidbit on youtube:

              1. re: peter.v

                Something tells me since Bourdain quit smoking he's gonna be a lot less adventurous- "oh my God, THAT'S what it tastes like??"

              2. re: John Manzo

                Balut sounds so much more palatable than embryo.

                1. re: maplesugar

                  Allow me to assure all y'all, it's worse than that. I had about 1/3 of a balut in Edmonton (a friend scarfed the first 2/3, which had all the crunchy bits, so I had to make do with leftovers). Quite probably the least pleasant experience I've had, in a long and storied dining career. Worse than the sea cucumber, even. Don't eat sea cucumber, by the way.

              3. re: Jasz

                The best description of balut I've come across. But don't read it (or look at the pics if you're squeamish)

                1. re: alau2

                  Yes, many filipinos here. A girl was laughing while telling me to try it... :[

              4. Balut Eggs are available in SE Calgary.

                Tatak Pinoy Food Store - 22 Midlake Blvd (Midnapore). (403) 244-8083
                Same complex on the Northside of Midlake as Taco Bell. Owner is Edmond.