Originally posted by Hillbilly
Has anyone else ever had the Phillipine delicacy, "Baloot"? Kids roamed the streets with baskets of them for sale 40 years ago. They are eggs which have been incubated to the extent that the embryo is formed except for the bones and feathers. Supposed to be a major aphrodisiac (not that 20 someting G.I.s needed that), but always good for a "chicken" bet after enough San Miguels, Tanduway Rum or Booncoon rotgut. And did they ever smell!!
In Honolulu and throughout the West Coast we have many stores that offer either Chicken or Duck Balut. Either individually or by the dozen.
The very popular West Coast Supermarket Chain, "Ranch 99" at the two Seattle Stores has them on SPECIAl every few weeks.
Also, "Lumpia", is sold frozen or fresh. Almost always Pork Based or Vegeterian. One of the first recipes featuring beef was posted onthis board. Only other place i've had it was at some Kosher Caterers who prepare Lumpia with Chicken or Beef as a novelty.