People have tried to get me to eat balut, i cant bring myself to do it, its a rite of passage that the local guys here try to put foreigners through. Its almost the first thing they offer when you ask about philippine cuisine. They all think its very funny when you go strange colour as they describe it to you. I'd rather eat red salt egg or 1000 year egg than balut.
Although i am partial to a pickeled egg, my wife has just learnt how to make them and proper pickeled onions, so they are back on the menu.
All I need now is a decent supply of Cod out here that does not cost 4 gold bars a kilo, and its chippy night again, battered cod and chips, pickeled eggs, pickled onions, buckets of salt, malt vinegar and ketchup. And some doorstops of white bread and butter to make a chip butty. Good strong cup of hot milky sweet tea to go with it. Loverly........
Homesick british ex-pat in manila.