Adobong Balut Recipe
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Adobong Balut

Adobong Balut is uniquely Filipino, easy to prepare and highly nutritious.  Balut is boiled fertilized duck egg with a 9 to 14 day old embryo inside. It is commonly sold as a street food during night time.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: Delicacy, Filipino Delicacy
Servings: 1 egg
Calories: 188kcal
Author: Ed Joven


  • 4 Balut eggs peeled
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 3 tbsp Canola Oil
  • 2 cloves garlic finely minced
  • 1 small sized Onion
  • ½ cup soy sauce sliced
  • ½ cup vinegar
  • 3 pcs bay leaf
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • Thinly sliced Scallions for garnish


  • Remove the Balut Egg shells, then set aside.
  • Add Canola oil into the Frying pan, when Canola oil is heated enough saute' Onion and the minced garlic until oil gets infused with the flavor of garlic.
  • Add Balut and fry for a few seconds then add Soy sauce and Vinegar in the Pan. Depending on your own taste you can increase or decrease the amount of vinegar .
  • Bring to a boil without stirring. Simmer for a few seconds, then swirl the pan so that the eggs are coated with the sauce.
  • Add bay leaf, sugar and freshly ground black pepper.
  • Simmer for another minute. Swirl once more. Turn off the heat. Let sit for about 10 minutes.
  • Give the eggs a final swirl and, for the ultimate experience.
  • Best serve with garlic fried rice.


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Serving: 1egg | Calories: 188kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 619mg | Sodium: 102mg | Calcium: 11% | Iron: 12%