Been busy for the first few weeks of school, and absolutely left my blog out. Goes out early, gets home late (is this school?) O well, 2 more years. Sorry for the late post >.<
Do you certainly eat Balot?
Balot is a fertilized duck embryo that is boiled and eaten in the shell.
Balot is a popular street food in the
Philippines and Pateros
in Luzon claims to be the Balot capital of the Philippines.
My friend Cessa Zapanta was a big fan of it. She’s been a habitué of Mr. Balotero in Naga city. Dragging me there one night, I got the chance to enjoy not only one but two balots, I felt like haven’t eaten balot for the looongest time! And twas heaven, balot heaven! :)
|BALOT! 15 pesos each!|
Your balot night isn’t complete without some salt and vinegar with lots of chilies in it.
Mr. Balotero sells 16-21 days old eggs, 16 is the stage were the chick inside is not old enough for its body to be fully developed. And that's the only Balot I would love to have. I've tried the 17 and 18 days old before and I remembered that was not a good experience :(
Mr. balotero marks the eggs as to how old are they, there's a line, an X , two lines, a dot and the 20day old doesn't have any mark. In our casual conversation while having our balots I asked him, "kuya? Why don't you use different smileys(emoticons) to mark your balots? Uniqueness.." He gave a grin and a big laugh "Ako nya na buhaton daie :) (I will do that girl)" I guess that question made sense, now there will be smiling balots :D
Here's my balot one and two! Hmmmm ♥
|Hi chick! :D|
|Sorry, out of Focus :(|
After our balot thing we had some sweets to ease up the balot after taste.
And that was our balot night. See you balot 16 soon! ♥
Thank you Cessa Zapanta :* Lotsofhugsloveandkisses