MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – While some countries like France, Italy and Spain are known for their gourmet cuisine, the Philippines is leading the way in exporting its indigenous cuisine, the designer way — starting with balut.
Balut are boiled, fertilized duck eggs that contain not only a yolk but also a semi- developed duck embryo.
While many enjoy this delicacy, others cringe even with just the idea of consuming balut.
Well, that’s about to change.
Jollibee, the country’s leading fast-food chain which has established franchises the world over, has announced that starting in February, it will start exporting designer versions of this lowly Filipino street food. It will also serve it as part of their late afternoona and evening menu.
A spokesperson for Jollibee told The Adobo Chronicles that the company hopes that by adding a designer feel to balut, more people will be enticed to try and continue to enjoy this unique Filipino delicacy.