Foie Gras, Shark’s Fin, and Caviar: Why Are These Delicacies Controversial?

Foie Gras, Shark’s Fin, and Caviar: Why Are These Delicacies Controversial?

Source Credit: This article originally appeared on Tatler Asia by Tatler Asia. Read the original article - https://www.tatlerasia.com/dining/journeys/controversial-delicacies

Known as balut in the Philippines, the fertilised duck egg is a popular Filipino delicacy, incubated for only 17-18 days, so the embryo is still not fully developed. Similar delicacies are also found in other Asian countries, such as the Chinese maodan, Vietnamese hot vit lon, and Cambodian phog tea khon, through incubation periods vary. 

In mainstream Western media, such as shows like Fear Factor and Survivor, balut is often portrayed as exotic, integrated into challenges in the game shows. Despite this, it continues to be an extremely popular street food item in the Philippines, especially at night, as some believe it to be an aphrodisiac.

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Source Credit: This article originally appeared on Tatler Asia by Tatler Asia. Read the original article - https://www.tatlerasia.com/dining/journeys/controversial-delicacies