Real Taspar eggs

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  1. Ar-Pharazon

    Ar-Pharazon Vice Admiral Premium Member

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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.

    I really can't imagine ever wanting to try something like this.
     
  2. billcosby

    billcosby Commodore Commodore

    I like you, human!
    Most people become ill at the sight of live taspar. ;)
     
  3. Ro_Laren

    Ro_Laren Commodore Commodore

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    Yuck!
     
  4. Shik

    Shik Commander Red Shirt

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

    T'Girl Vice Admiral Admiral

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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.




    :)
     
  6. Shik

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

    Robert D. Robot Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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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 Cracked.com. It is worth a look if you don't have a full belly!]
     
  8. Cyke101

    Cyke101 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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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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