Balut. Have you heard of this? Allegedly a Filippino delicacy. It's basically a fertilised egg, which is then steamed or boiled. And eaten. In this case, they're baby chickens. But baby ducks are also available.
It already sounds disgusting and is one of those things that make you think…how and why did people ever start eating this??
…although maybe it happened during typhoon season, when someone was stuck in their house, all roads and shops closed…and there really was nothing else to eat in the house…or garden…except…your pet chicken's…baby…eggs, anyway it's weird.
Luckily I was not forced into a cultural situation that required me to eat this or, joy of joys, attempt "the face" to avoid offending people (see"Boiled Squid"), as I would have failed. Horribly.
But two of my companions voluntarily(?!) decided to have a go…
Note: This is 2:42 of graphic grossness. Please don't throw up.
[Is a transcript necessary, or can you catch it..??]