Stuart Jay Raj – Philippines Eating Balut (Unhatched Duck) – TV Show

This is another installment from our series in the Philippines. In this clip, I try out the renowned Philippine delicacy – Balut. We also have something similar in Thailand called ไข่ข้าว – ‘Khai khao’. Balut is unhatched duck – eaten from the egg. You can choose between 14 day and 18 day eggs. In the clip you can clearly see the difference. The 18 day eggs have almost fully formed ducks – feathers, wings, beak and intestines. Before we got this clip out, I had to eat 2 or 3 times… I kept getting mixed up and saying Chicken eggs rather than duck! Good lesson to get my lines right next time! เหนือชั้น1000แปลก – ไข่ Balut (บาลุต) คุณเจพาไปชิมอาหารแปลกๆที่ เรียกว่า Balut (บารุต) คือ ไข่เป็ดที่กำลังจะกลายเป็นลูกเป็ด เริ่มมีปีก แขน และขา เมื่อปอกเปลือกไข่ออกมาแล้วผสมเครื่องปรุงเล็กน้อยจึงรับประทานได้ ถือได้ว่าเป็นเมนูยอดนิยมที่สุดของชาวฟิลิปปินส์ If you’re into languages, culture and pushing your minds to the limit, don’t forget to swing by my language, mind-skills and travel blog – ‘Behind the Curtain’ at … from ancient languages to accelerated learning techniques and deciphering codes, there’s bound to be something in there that tickles your fancy.

Stuart Jay Raj is a polyglot who specializes in the languages and dialects spoken in South East Asia and China. His talents have allowed him to earn a professional living as a simultaneous interpreter in Thai, Mandarin, Cantonese, and Indonesian, among others, providing language and cultural training for multinational companies in the region and hosting his own TV programme on Thailand's Channel 5. He holds a degree in Cognitive and Applied Linguistics from Griffith University and has become an expert in the field of language acquisition with a strong track record of success. Stuart's background knowledge of Sanskrit, Khmer, Lao and various Chinese dialects and minority languages enables him to present a fascinating and unique perspective on the Thai language which makes everything fall logically into place.