5 Places To Eat Balut In Klang Valley If You’ve Always Wanted To Try Filipino Duck Embryo

It is known to be an aphrodisiac.

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A popular delicacy in the Philippines, balut is a developing bird embryo - usually duck - that it boiled and eaten from the shell

Normally eaten with an array of condiments like salt, vinegar, pepper, coriander, and chilli sauce, balut is widely consumed for its aphrodisiac properties.

While the thought of eating a half-formed duck embryo may sound repulsive to some, hardcore fans will tell you that it’s actually quite enjoyable! A good balut should be mild in flavour, and have a soft and creamy melt-in-your-mouth texture.

For those new to balut, the best way to enjoy this delicacy is to crack a little bit of the shell to suck out the soup inside first, followed by adding your preferred condiments before eating the rest of it

Wanna try balut for yourself? Check out these places:

1. Laguna Mabuhai @ multiple locations

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Laguna Mabuhai has three outlets around Klang Valley and is known to serve some really good Filipino food. In addition to balut, you’ll also want to try their version of suckling pig (lechon) and end on a sweet note with leche flan, the Filipino version of a caramelised custard.

Address: SS2 | Seksyen 19 | KL

Contact: 011-1910 1661

More info on: Facebook 

2. Mimi Nguyen Cafe @ Puchong

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Mimi Nguyen in Puchong is known for serving up some authentic Vietnamese food like pho and bahn mi. They serve two versions of balut here. The original comes with lime, fresh mint, Thai basil, and pepper and salt mixture. There’s also a savoury version that comes with two stir-fried baluts in a savoury tamarind sauce, fresh herbs, and crushed peanuts.

Address: L-01, Pusat Perniagaan Kinrara, 01, Jalan PPK 1, Taman Kinrara, 47100 Puchong, Selangor.

Opening hours: 10:30am - 10:30pm (Tuesdays to Sundays). Closed on Mondays.    

Contact: 016-354 6581

More info on: Facebook

3. David Axel @ Kotaraya

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Komplex Kotaraya is also locally known as Little Philippines as it's home to many Filipino shops and eateries. David Axel Cafe stands out of the crowd with their many Filipino dishes that are harder to find in other parts of Malaysia like Halo-Halo, their version of our ice kacang.

Address: Lot 3.8, Level 3, Kompleks Kotaraya, Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, 50000 Kuala Lumpur.

Opening hours: 10am - 7pm (Daily)

Contact: 016-380 4093

More info on: Facebook 

4. The Narra @ Petaling Jaya

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The Narra is popular for its extensive menu of Filipino dishes like Tortang Talong (egg omelette), Chicken Abodo, and even Daing Na Bangus (fried milkfish marinated with garlic and vinegar).

Address: G001 Dataran Millennium, Jalan 14/1, 46100 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Opening hours: 11:30am - 10 pm (Sundays to Thursdays). 11:30am - 12am (Fridays and Saturdays)

Contact: 03-7498 1061

More info on: Facebook 

5. Highland Viet Cafe @ Petaling Jaya

Highland Viet Cafe serves Vietnamese food staples like Bánh mì (sandwiches), spring rolls, and even Vietnamese steamboats that are perfect for sharing.

They have two versions of balut here - an original version that comes with lime and fresh herbs, and a specialty version that is stir-fried in assam sauce.

Address: 129, Jalan SS25/2, Taman Mayang, 47301 Petaling Jaya

Opening hours: 10:30am - 10 pm (Wednesdays to Mondays). Closed on Tuesdays.

Contact: 018-989 2328

More info on: Facebook 

Do you know of other places in Malaysia that serve balut? Let us know in the comments sections below!

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