Wednesday, October 6, 2010

The Balut Effect

One night, I had this crazy impulse to have balut for dinner. I don't know what prompted me to do so because I'm not very fond of eggs. But these past few days, I've been having simple cravings like sardines with calamansi, red egg with onion and tomatoes and the flavor of the night is the classic balut. Honestly, I cannot remember the last time I ate balut. Maybe that's why I was longing for it because I wanted a taste of its salty soup sans the sisiw. I've never ever tried, even attempted, to eat the sisiw part because it completely grosses me out. To satisfy my craving, I bought one balut in Philcoa. Even my housemates thought I was acting weird since I was not really the type who eats balut for dinner. But I was dead set on satisfying my craving and I'm glad I did. :) Well, I still cannot swallow the sisiw part but at least I can eat the yellow part and sip the soup. Late in the evening, I realized that the balut served as an upper for me since I was able to stay awake until the wee hours of the morning. So, my little experiment worked. I think balut would be a better substitute for coffee whenever I need to stay energetic in order to cram for an exam. Now, that would be a nice tagline for lost students: 

                  Wanna have enough balls to ace an exam? Eat BALUT! 

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