Balut is a popular street food from the Philippines and is generally centered around a living duck embryo that is boiled and then eaten out of the shell. It is usually accompanied by hot sauce or vinegar and is considered a hearty snack due to it being high in protein. The age of the duck embryo varies by taste but it is generally eaten around seventeen days old. The chick inside is not old enough to have a beak, feathers, or bones so it retains a soft texture. In some parts of Vietnam it is custom to wait up to 21 days until the chick starts developing bones, which turn soft when cooked. For me this is the one bizarre food in my blog that I dont think I would have the guts to try. When I asked one of my Philippino friends about Balut he said he would eat it as long as it doesn’t have feathers.