OFW in Kuwait Receives Live Duckling Instead of Fresh Balut from PH

From fresh balut to live duckling

Instead of fresh balut, an overseas Filipino worker (OFW) in Kuwait received a live duckling when he opened the ordered package from the Philippines.

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Balut is a fertilized developing egg embryo that is boiled and eaten from the shell. It is commonly sold as street food in South China and Southeast Asian countries, notably the Philippines, and Cambodia.

The length of incubation before the egg is cooked generally ranges between 14 and 21 days.

Balut is common street food in the Philippines and other localities and is also sold in stores and malls. It is a relatively cheap source of protein and calcium. It was introduced to the Philippines by the Chinese in 1565 or around 1885 and since then, it has been included as a traditional part of the culture.

However, instead of fresh balut, an overseas Filipino worker (OFW) in Kuwait received a live duckling when he opened the ordered package from the Philippines.

A certain Gio Miranda went to the video-sharing platform, TikTok wherein he shared his discovery.

Watch the report in the video provided below:

According to him, he wanted to eat balut so he bought some trays in the country.

He even instructed the seller to send fresh balut.

But when the package was opened, a live duckling came out.

Gio named the six-day-old duckling “Balut”.

Gio jokingly said that even the duck had to work abroad. The duckling even got a free visa and plane ticket.

The video has gone viral garnering over 400,000 views as of posting.

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