Take a look at these 11 weird foods around the world. Part of the Quran , the Islamic religious book, includes understanding and respecting the law that any animal products should not be eaten if the animal has not been slaughtered properly, making the animal or animal-product "maytah". Balut is a fertilized duck egg sometimes chicken that contains a fetus inside the shell.
The length of incubation before the egg is cooked is a matter of local preference, but generally ranges between 14 and 21 days. Although balut is globally recognized as a Filipino food, it is being consumed less and less in the Philippines.