I like it Balut


After checking out the newest site for a health care facility at 612 W. Shorb St. in Alhambra, I decided to drive down Valley Boulevard through El Monte before I jumped on the 10 freeway.

It is amazing to me how many thriving Asian shopping centers there are in Alhambra, the number of new developments sprouting up in Rosemead, and the variety businesses on the street.

One such business that I spotted sold the Vietnamese snack, Balut, which is a fertilized duck (or chicken) egg with a nearly-developed embryo inside.

This is just one of the many businesses in the Rosemead area that cater to the Asian population area in the city and surrounding areas.

Another business in Rosemead, though not on Valley, is Cal Poultry, at 8942 Garvey Ave. The business slaughters and sells whole chickens and duck.

It is the only slaughterhouse in the city, but officials are anticipating more public discussion on Cal Poultry very soon. While Cal Poultry has been a staple in the community for more than 20 years, it is out of compliance with the city code, and now Cal Poultry owners are pulling permits so that they can continue to operate. Look for that story next week.

  • Sucka Fool

    That is seriously one of the most disgusting things i’ve ever seen. I just threw up a lil in my mouth. No wonder most Asian people have dragon breath.

  • yuck

    that is the ugliest nastiest thing that i have ever seen. it belongs in the trash can. take it off the bog. how can people look at it that alone eat it. yuck

  • Anonymous

    I would rather eat the Mr. Pollo chicken.

  • Ouch

    Give me my testicle back.

  • patient

    turn left and cough

  • Anonymous

    This really disgusting.

  • Anonymous

    I am surprised that PETA is not on top of this.

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  • Gross

    i hate to see the cat that coughed out that hair ball.

  • Anonymous

    Gross. Giant cat hair ball

  • Anonymous

    Gross. Giant cat hair ball

  • Javin

    I’m pretty sure Asians look at our Big-Macs, and the Hindu look at our porterhouse steaks and say “Yuck! ZOMG TEH NASTAY!” Balut is actually very tasty, once you can get past the idea of what you’re eating. I personally prefer the younger versions. Good for you for talking about something more cultural than what these squeamish girly-wimps are used to.

  • tucker!!

    i loveeee theses things!!! sooo does derrick hoffmen he is in grade look him upp ! ( north eastern middle school!!!