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Ar-Pharazon February 6 2014 02:49 PM

Real Taspar eggs

Called "Balut", it's a Philippine delicacy that looks like and is eaten exactly the same way we saw Gul Madred & Picard eating Taspar eggs in Chain Of Command.


The 18-day-old fertilized duck egg -- a snack widely eaten in the Philippines -- has revolted even the most daring foodies with its carnal textures, earning it lofty rankings on many a "most disgusting/strange/terrifying food" list.

....balut's combination of savory soup, fresh meaty bird and warm yolk is a revelation.
I really can't imagine ever wanting to try something like this.

billcosby February 6 2014 05:44 PM

Re: Real Taspar eggs
I like you, human!
Most people become ill at the sight of live taspar. ;)

Ro_Laren February 6 2014 08:04 PM

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Shik February 6 2014 08:27 PM

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Having had thousand-year-old egg & mildly enjoyed it...sure, why not?

T'Girl February 6 2014 09:05 PM

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Your Mother: "How do you know you don't like it until you've tried it Dear?"

I'd give it a shot.


Shik February 6 2014 09:08 PM

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No, MY mother would be, "Then you shouldn't have ordered it."

Robert D. Robot February 6 2014 11:22 PM

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I like to try foods that are new to me, that are more familiar to folks living in other parts of the world. I walk over to Chinatown in Boston when I have a layover in the bus station to get a couple of Preserved Egg Pies... and I keep trying to like durian. But I am not sure I would be able to try this balut!

.... hmmm... I just Googled it and got a look. Really not sure I could do it. IF I had the opportunity, though... I would probably be telling myself that I should try it!

[Balut is featured as one of "The 6 Most Terrifying Foods in the World" article at It is worth a look if you don't have a full belly!]

Cyke101 February 6 2014 11:30 PM

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My family and I are Filipino, so balut was how I connected to taspar, though taspar seems to be more gooey (so the egg is less developed) than balut. My brother tried his first balut a couple years ago, but he made sure that he could quickly down it with a bottle of beer, just to be on the safe side :)

Of course, some of the bonuses with balut if you're lucky is the unexpected crunchiness of developing bone and cartilage, as well as the occasional feather!

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