Adobong Balut

Filipino Style Recipe: Adobong Balut or Boiled Fertilized Duck Egg Adobo is an exotic Filipino dish. Balut is commonly sold along the street, usually during nighttime and served as finger food or pulutan. Some said that duck egg is considered as aphrodisiac and help to increase the stamina. Normally the boiled balut cooked in a blend of soy sauce and vinegar, season with sugar, salt and pepper. This dish is similar to other adobo dish.

Estimated time of preparation: 10 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 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:)


Filipino Style Recipe: Tokneneng is another popular Filipino meryenda(mid-afternoon snack) that is commonly sold along the streets. Tokneneng is a hard-boiled chicken eggs wrapped in orange batter then deep fried until golden brown. This is similar to kwek-kwek which is made up of quail eggs instead of chicken or duck eggs.

Estimated time of preparation: 10 minutes
Estimated time of cooking: 20 minutes

12 pieces chicken eggs, hard-boiled
2 cups flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
3/4 cup water
salt and ground pepper to taste
1 teaspoon orange food coloring
cooking oil for frying

1. In a mixing bowl, combine flour,salt, pepper, water and food coloring. Mix until well blended.
2. Add baking powder, stir to smooth batter and set aside for 15 minutes.
3. Place the hard-boiled eggs in the mixing bowl and coat with batter.
4. Spoon out the eggs from the batter and deep fry in hot cooking oil for a minute or until the coating is crispy.
5. Drain and serve with spicy vinegar or sweet and sour sauce. Enjoy!

1. You may also used anatto water instead of food coloring.
2. You may used duck eggs or quail eggs instead of chicken eggs.

Vegetable Omelet Recipe


Filipino Style Recipe: Vegetable Omelet recipe is an easy healthy breakfast recipe. Instead of going with the usual eggs and cheese, add a little bit milk and extra vegetables.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 10-20 minutes
Good for 1 servings

3 eggs, beaten
1 tablespoon butter or margarine
2 small button mushrooms, sliced thinly
1/4 red or green bell pepper, sliced thinly
1 onion, sliced thinly
1/2 large tomato, sliced thinly
Salt and ground pepper to taste
1/2 cup grated tasty cheese
1/4 cup milk(optional)
1 tablespoon parsley, chopped(optional for garnishing)

Part 1
In a bowl, beat the eggs and milk together until frothy. Season with salt and ground pepper. Set aside.

Part 2
1. In a nonstick frying pan, heat butter over medium heat.
2. Saute mushrooms for 2 minutes or until nice and browned.
3. Add onion, tomato and bell pepper, continue sauteing until softened.

Part 3
1. Pour egg mixture into vegetables, Sprinkle with grated cheese.
2. Cook until bottom is golden. Gently fold omelet over.
3. Carefully slide omelet onto a serving plate. Garnish with parsley.
4. Serve immediately!

1. You may include 1/2 small zucchini sliced thinly in omelet filling.

Pork Embutido

1 kilo of ground pork
5 pieces of pork sausages, chopped
2 pieces of carrots, chopped
2 pieces of onion, chopped
3 tablespoons of raisins, chopped
1 teasepoon of pickles, chopped
4 hard boiled eggs
salt, pepper
3 eggs
3 tablespoons of flour
3 tablespoons of milk

Part 1
1. In a large bowl put your ground pork, then add all the minced ingredients: sausages, carrots, onions, raisins and pickles. Mix them well.
2. Put the eggs, the flour and the milk and incorporate all the ingredients together.
3. Salt and pepper to taste.

Part 2
1. Ready your alluminumfoil. Divide the embutido mixture into four.
2. Put the mixture on the edge of your alluminum foil, line on the top your quarted hard boiled egg then roll it.
3. Roll them gently and seal the edges. You will have four big rolls of embutido.
4. Ready your steamer and steam your embutido over medium fire for an hour.
5. Cool them and keep them refrigerated.
6. Slice them gently the next day

If you have an electric blender it will help you facilitate the task of mincing finely your ingredients.
With the help of your blender, mince the ingredients one by one .