Adobong Balut Recipe

Adobong Balut Recipe

Adobong Balut

This 17-day-old duck embryo is boiled, served with rock salt or spicy vinegar and is often consumed with beer.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 15-20 minutes


  • 12 pieces balut(boiled fertilized duck egg)
  • 1/2 head garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 thumb-sized ginger, peeled and minced
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 bay leaves(laurel)
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon peppercorns
  • salt and sugar to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili flakes(optional)

Part 1

  1. Remove balut shells then set aside. Reserve the broth.

Part 2

  1. In a pan, heat oil then saute ginger, garlic and onion.
  2. Add balut and stir fry to a minute.
  3. Add soy sauce, balut broth, water, bay leaf and peppercorns then bring to boil.
  4. Add vinegar and simmer for a few minutes. Add water if necessary
  5. Add chili flakes, salt and sugar according to taste then simmer for a minute.
  6. Transfer to serving plate then serve with steamed rice. Enjoy:)


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