Another subject that seems harmless enough, but you are not so lucky !!

Balut Eggs cooking at Long Bien Market (Chợ Long Biên) , Hanoi. Hungry market laborers eagerly wait from breakfast to be cooked after a long night of working in the market.
Balut Eggs cooking at Long Bien Market (Chợ Long Biên) , Hanoi. Hungry market laborers eagerly wait from breakfast to be cooked after a long night of working in the market.
Balut Egg cooked and prepared with condiments ready to be eaten. Common breakfast street food in Hanoi.
Balut Egg cooked and prepared with condiments ready to be eaten. Common breakfast street food in Hanoi.
Yumm - can't wait to tuck into this ! This Vietnamese man eats breakfast on the street in Hanoi, Vietnam. Starting to eat his balut egg.
Yumm – can’t wait to tuck into this ! This Vietnamese man eats breakfast on the street in Hanoi, Vietnam. Starting to eat his balut egg.

A very inexpensive street-vendor food is duck eggs, not just any eggs, this is an egg that has been allowed to fertilize.  It is then kept warm to ensure a baby duck is growing, from 19 – 21 days the duckling is ripe enough to put in a pot of boiling water and cooked just like a boiled egg.  At 21 days it is recognizable as a baby duck, has bones, soft feathers which are tender when cooked.

Eaten with chili and vinegar, the broth that surrounded the embryo is sipped before the egg is completely peeled.  Almost everything is eaten inside, but the white is sometimes left as it is hard.

Official name is balut (egg), which is native to the Philippines, and also eaten in Laos and Cambodia.

A great hearty breakfast item is a balut egg, cheap, served hot and as it's full of protein. This Vietnamese worker at Long Bien Market (Chợ Long Biên, Phúc Xá, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam).
A great hearty breakfast item is a balut egg, cheap, served hot and as it’s full of protein. This Vietnamese worker at Long Bien Market (Chợ Long Biên, Phúc Xá, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam).