Balut in Toronto?
The recent mention of balut on the menu of Charlie's Burgers makes me want to try it. Fetal duck egg is not normally my cuppa tea, but I watched a video of it being eaten in Vietnam, and it seemed like a fun experience. There, they throw all kinds of condiments on it like basil and ginger.
So does anyone know of a place that serves balut in Toronto?
A thought occurred to me: McBalut has a nice ring to it. Maybe the Golden Arches would be open to the suggestion.
MmmmmmBalut,...hahahaha brings back fond memories.growing up in the Phil. post supper snack akin to bedtime snack when feeling peckish..Its been like forty years since i last sampled this tasty treat and last month i revisited . . got it from a take-out place in Scarb ,Jocelyns is the place ,next to Remelys, a reliable place familiar to Filipinos in Scarb. had them at home and it was like riding a bike , no matter how much time has past, its like visiting an old friend.Ahhhhhh .crack it open , the balut i mean , haha sip the soup , then peel the rest os the shell and savour the rest . remembering to omit the hard inedible white part next to the yolk ,anyone know what it is ? i hope someday more people learn to treat this egg not as a challenge ala " fear factor" , but to learn to savour its delicious qualities unique in flavour as well in texture .So fellow CHers ,what do you think ? Not so different than your first time caviar- raw oyster - horse tartare or some amuse from Thuet ,cmone get over it ,and dive in I swear you will like it .You buy a dozen , if you absoloutely or even just not enjoy the experience ,, i will take the rest off your hands .hahahahh Hmmmmmmm Balut
almost every filipino food store i've been to will have it available, somtimes already warmed up so you can sit and eat it with any of their other take out foods. you may not see it out, just ask
there are quite a few located along areas along bathurst: st. clair, eglinton, wilson etc...
enjoy! - for anyone still weary, think of it as a whole chicken soup in an egg. i've always found the broth to be the tastiest
I was intrigued to try it, and the CB one was quite clean and refined according to my friends who have had it in the past.
I liked it... it was... well... it was like a rather gamey egg... with bits... identifiable bits.
An experience for sure... but I would do it again.
My GF couldn't do it... she tried though...