OK. Y'all are not helping me out here. When I mentioned Balut last post, I thought I would spare you a picture (figured some knew what it was, others would Google it). So, for the sake of transparency and those who are really twisted, I've posted a generic shot of a Balut off the net. Yes, it is that kind of egg.
In my younger, wilder days, when I was more adventurous and less worried about tomorrow (and, yes, stupid), I might have jumped all over this chance. Especially on a dare or if there was some sort of contest involved. Nowadays, I really don't have any burning desire to sample this gastrointestinal treat, even if it is considered by some to be an aphrodisiac and and a high protein, hearty snack. But, seeing how this is my first and only trip to this region and I am a bit of an explorer (when in Rome), I may have to check it out, just because.
The wife thinks that is some really sick stuff, but is it? Looking back, compared to some of the exotic things I have partaken of over the years, this may be just another one to mark off the list. So far, in my short 55 years on this rock, I've had the pleasure of tasting:
- Frog legs
- Beef tongue
- Milk Bone
- Foie Gras
- Mud bugs/crawfish/crawdads
- Sushi (different varieties)
- Alaskan King crab
- Maine Lobster
- Raw Oysters (not a fan)
- Rocky Mountain Oysters
- Sticklefish (Germany)
Trust me. Some of these you only need to sample once to get the gist of it. And several were consumed under duress. Of course, if I were to partake of such a delicacy, I am quite sure a fair amount of alcohol will be required.
And, No, no videos. After all, this is a PG-13 show.
What's the most exotic/interesting thing you've ever eaten?