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Old February 6 2014, 02:49 PM   #1
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Real Taspar eggs

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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.
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Old February 6 2014, 05:44 PM   #2
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I like you, human!
Most people become ill at the sight of live taspar.
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Old February 6 2014, 08:04 PM   #3
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Yuck!
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Old February 6 2014, 08:27 PM   #4
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Having had thousand-year-old egg & mildly enjoyed it...sure, why not?
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Old February 6 2014, 09:05 PM   #5
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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.




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Old February 6 2014, 09:08 PM   #6
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No, MY mother would be, "Then you shouldn't have ordered it."
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Old February 6 2014, 11:22 PM   #7
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Re: Real Taspar eggs

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 Cracked.com. It is worth a look if you don't have a full belly!]
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Old February 6 2014, 11:30 PM   #8
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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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