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  • kevin Sep 19, 2008 09:29 AM
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where can I get this?

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  1. Market or restaurant?

    I've seen balut at both 168 Supermarket and Hawai'i Supermarket in SGV.

    In restaurants, I've heard that Bario Fiesta in Eagle Rock and Pinoy-Pinay in West Covina will serve this egg dish on a semi-regular basis.

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    1. re: ipsedixit

      Almost any Asian market would carry it, specifically a Vietnamese or Filipino one. I like going to Seafood City in the Eagle Rock Plaza, but that's prolly just because my brother lives nearby and we end up going to Oinkster afterwards.

      The way to prep it at home is to steam it. Proper eating techniques is to crack open the top part, slurp out the liquid, peel it, and eat the rest. Lotsa salt and lotsa hot sauce and lotsa beer help wash it down.

      Keep in mind that this is very typical street food, especially in a festival setting, akin to a hot dog.

      1. re: SauceSupreme

        In a Vietnamese market it's known at Hot vit lon (Hột vịt lộn)

    2. there's a guy at the Cerritos Farmer's Market who sells Balut. I just checked the farmer's market site and it looks like he also sells on Thursdays in Long Beach. Otherwise, most Filipino markets sell them.

      1. Is (was?) place on South St and Norwalk in Artesia/Cerritos called Balut Patrero (sp?). Never been, but assumed it was a Filipino market that specialized in it.

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          FYI

          1. You can also get it at the Eagle Rock Farmer's Market on Friday nights.