Durian- and Balut-Tasting, Chez David

  • April 28, 2013 · 2:00 PM
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Even if you’re not interested in trying these two rather interesting foods, you’ll probably want to watch those who are! I’m betting that we’re going to end up with some interesting video!

I’ll host in my front yard, and if it looks like rain, we’ll put a few of the canopies up (or just the monster).

First, we’ll learn the proper way to cut and serve Durian. And everyone (who wants to give it a try) can enjoy a few bites, while everyone else does their best to deal with the smell. ;)

Then we cook and serve the balut. If anyone wants to prove that they’re the best balut-eater, we can have a balut-eating contest. And we’ll see, once and for all, who can eat the most balut in three minutes!

For those of you wondering what the heck durian is, it’s a smelly fruit. And a balut, if you’re scratching your head on that one, is a baby duck, still in the egg. Both can be a challenge to eat for Westerners, and both are much loved in some parts of the World!

What to bring: 1) camp chair, 2) beverage of choice, and 3) a few bucks for the durian and balut fund.

Optional: Bring a weird dish of your own, to share!

I’ll email my home address to the attendees. I live near Shallowford and Chamblee-Tucker.

Prepare to spend the afternoon laughing!!!

If you're coming, please let me know if you want to try the balut and/or durian.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Oh no-- so very sorry to have cancel at the last minute.

    April 28, 2013

    • David

      I saved a balut for you!

      April 29, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      It'll be a full grown duck by now....

      April 30, 2013

  • Valerie A.

    Sorry folks, you're going to have to eat my share of Balut... Something has come up that I have to attend to. Have fun!

    April 27, 2013

    • David

      Saved a balut for you, too!

      April 29, 2013

  • Thai

    Thank you everyone for the warm welcome! It was my pleasure of meeting you all.

    Corey, thank you so much for great demonstration.

    Dave, thank you for being a great host.

    I really enjoyed the meetup, and I cannot wait until our next event.

    Have a great week,
    Thai

    April 28, 2013

    • David

      It was great meeting you, Thai! Looking forward to dining with you again!

      April 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    27 Signs You Were Raised By Asian Immigrant Parent: http://www.buzzfeed.com/daozers/27-signs-you-were-raised-by-asian-immigrant-parents

    Check out #23

    1 · April 19, 2013

    • Nick

      :-)

      April 27, 2013

    • Edgar M.

      Nice..

      1 · April 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    bringing pina coloda fixins

    April 27, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      otherwise known as colada

      April 27, 2013

  • Andrew H.

    take lots of pictures. Got air sickness bags? lol

    April 27, 2013

  • Anjali

    Sorry I'll be out of town...have fun!

    April 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    durian

    April 26, 2013

  • kevin m.

    Now I know why my eggbeaters are an excellent excuse to eat what I like. Modern processed foods are sounding very good.
    But I love my Durian. YUM. You can not tell a melon by its cover, or its odor.

    April 19, 2013

  • roger

    What will be age of our balut? Below is from wikipedia

    In the Philippines, the ideal balut is 17 days old, at which point it is said to be balut sa puti ("wrapped in white"). The chick inside is not old enough to show its beak, feathers or claws, and the bones are undeveloped. The Vietnamese often prefer their balut mature from 19 days up to 21 days, when the chick is old enough to be recognizable as a baby duck and has bones that will be firm but tender when cooked.

    April 5, 2013

    • David

      When we bought these last time, it was more like the Vietnamese preference, but I'll see if there are options on age in the Atlanta markets. Anyone else know?

      April 5, 2013

    • Valerie A.

      The Filipino one sounds more palatable. That's the type I've had before - definitely no beak.

      April 19, 2013

  • roger

    I challenge everyone to Balut eating contest. Don't chicken out.

    April 15, 2013

    • David

      It's ON... like Duckie Kong! I see a potential viral video in our futures. ;D

      April 15, 2013

    • Valerie A.

      This is getting silly!

      April 19, 2013

  • roger

    150 members! To celebrate, first balut is free for everyone :-)

    2 · April 19, 2013

  • Bernie

    This I gotta see... I'll bring some durian candy. Yum!

    April 7, 2013

  • Valerie A.

    You just HAD to throw in the durian...!

    April 5, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      you carnivores can't have all the fun

      April 5, 2013

  • Freddi

    Taking videos and photos

    April 4, 2013

  • kevin m.

    Love taste of Durian. Ate lots in Malaysia. I remember all the hotels with NO DURIAN signs.

    April 4, 2013

  • Andrew H.

    I ordered the durian smoothie on Buford highway one before. A few blocks lat I ran to quick trip to rinse my mouth and get it out of my car!

    1 · April 4, 2013

    • David

      LOL! I had one there too. Nasty. Had to brush my teeth twice, rinse with Listerine twice, and finally, shower to make the smell go away! :) I'm told that the fruit is different, but we'll see!

      April 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Okay, I'm a little scared- but life is for the living! :-)

    1 · April 4, 2013

  • roger

    I'll try both balut and durian

    April 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    durian

    April 4, 2013

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