Friday, January 6, 2012
Balut has taken some bad reputation. They being high on cholesterol and uric acid. But my thoughts on those are simple:
Balut is a very basic food- fertilized 17 day old duck egg boiled in water for 30-45 minutes.
If there is any other food to fear cholesterol or uric acid from, I am sure those are the canned, preserved, ground food swimming in hard-to-pronounce liquid.
I tried it elsewhere, but it really won't do. Here in Jessie's place the balut is EXTREMELY fresh. You can taste the difference.
But I would rather buy the pristine ones.
953 P. Herrera Street, Pateros, Metro Manila
Balut, Penoy, Salted Egg, Quail Egg
Balut cooked- 11 pesos
Balut raw- 8.50 pesos
Salted duck egg- 8.50
Monday, January 2, 2012
I used to go there during my lunch hour and look at whats for sale. And my hour would pass by so quickly.
Quick Snack is the best place to have my lunch because I cannot have enough of their fried lumpia, kuchai-ah and cha mi. I admit I'm a sucker for Chinese comfort foods.
Before weekend markets, EVERYDAY is market day here.
These flowers are just perfect decorations for the holidays.
During New Year, Taro bulbs are placed on a bowl of uncooked rice with coins and displayed inside the house.
They are meant to welcome the new year that brings forth good harvest or fortune.
Taro bulbs are worth a fortune in itself this time of year and its not meant to be eaten. Just for decor.