Philippines has food that is a mixture of different cuisines from different countries. With its 7, 107 islands, it is a unique country with food, habits, traditions that is different from every island. Because of its history of colonization from different countries and its geographical location, it has easily adapted to a very diverse culture --- Spanish, Western, Chinese, Japanese and all its Asian neighbors.
Balut, is one popular traditional, exotic food that could be found in the Philippines. It is a steamed/boiled duck egg, complete with its embryo inside. There are still a lot of foods that I haven't even encountered in my whole life while living in the Philippines. It is fun to get educated, well, surprised (too) while watching a whole bunch of videos online. On Youtube, Andrew Zimmern, a chef who came to visit the country just to try its bizarre foods, has done a good TV segment of bizarre Filipino foods. For foreigners, it's bizarre, for the natives, it's called "masarap" (side dish).
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