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Holiday Feast Part 1 - Balut

For the next coming days, I will be posting photos and recipes of dishes I made during the holidays.  In the Philippines Christmas Eve dinner (Noche Buena) and New Year's Eve dinner (Media Noche) are big celebrations.  Families wait for the strike of midnight to celebrate Christmas/NY and eat until the wee hours of the morning.  Since I visit my dad for the holidays, I only make a few "key" dishes, mostly desserts.  Most of them I picked up from here and there and I customized and there are a couple that I made following the exact recipe.

Let me start off with something that I didn't make but I purchased (just so I can move on to the ones I've made after).  These are Balut.  Don't worry, I won't show gory photos of the actual chic - just the egg :)

Balut is basically duck embryo (and yes, it's the same one they eat on Fear Factor).
I've only started eating balut in July of 2011 when my friends and I were in Boracay.  They said that the Balut in Boracay was very fresh so I tried it and got hooked! Most people say it's an aquired taste but I guess I just had the Balut gene in me - same with the Durian gene I suppose.

Anyway, I thought I would have a hard time looking for "fresh" Balut in Makati but lo, and behold! I found a supplier that even delivers!

Enter, Ang Tindahan ng Itlog ni Kuya at iba pa - wipe that smirk off your faces :)  Itlog ni Kuya specializes in anything duck related (and more).  They sell 16 day old Balut eggs that are very tasty and full of yummy juices.  If you want to order, just send them a text or visit their FB page.  Most bulk orders can easily be delivered.  Enjoy!!!

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