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Although Balut is served all over Asia, the Philippines are best known for this snack of boiled, fertlized duck eggs. Balut is prepared by boiling the fertilized eggs around 15 days after they are laid, just a few days before the embryo is ready to hatch. The eggs are then stored in buckets of sand to maintain their heat and are served warm. They are particularly popular as a drinking snack in night markets around Cambodia, not only because some people find them delicious, but because they are said to be a powerful aphrodisiac and improve virility in men.
Balut eggs (also spelled Baloot, Baalut, Baluge, or Balute.)
Balut eggs are fertilised duck (sometimes chicken) eggs that are at the stage of development where there is a nearly developed embryo inside. The balut egg then boiled and usually eaten with salt, just like a normal boiled egg.
Balut eggs can typically be purchased from a street vendor who will often keep them warm in a bucket of sand. Duck eggs that are not properly developed after nine to twelve days are not sold as balut eggs but instead sold as penoy, which look, smell and taste similar to a regular hard-boiled egg. In Filipino cuisine, these are occasionally beaten and fried, similar to scrambled eggs, and served with a vinegar dip.