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Manny Pacquiáo

Yes, I Eat Aborted Duck Fetuses

... It's a Filipino Thing

2/7/2014 12:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

020614_manny_pacquiao_launchRocky drank raw eggs for protein ... but Manny Pacquiáo takes things a step further ... 'cause TMZ sports has learned, the eggs he likes to eat are filled with UNBORN BABY DUCKLINGS.

It's true ... the boiled duck fetuses -- called Balut -- are all the rage in the champ's native Philippines.  The little duckies are cooked ALIVE right before they hatch ... and are eaten out of the shell.

Pac-man was at a press conference for his upcoming Timothy Bradley fight in NYC today ... when we asked him if the popular Filipino snack tastes as nasty as it looks.

Check out the clip ... Manny's face tells the whole story.

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16.

Mae    

Lumpia please !

257 days ago
17.

garwilly     

How do you about an egg?! Who are these dumb çûnts working at TMZ writing these stories?

257 days ago
18.

YerDumb    

Uh, that's hardly an ABORTION. Idiots.

257 days ago
19.

Jesalyn    

makes me not want to eat anything but salad !

257 days ago
20.

Bobby Cruz    

Okay, children, relax...
Not everyone, likes them, but BALUT is very popular in the Phil. You crack the fat end, open it up, spray some salt inside--and suck the juice out: YUMMY!!!
You open it up some more, spray more salt on it--and just enjoy the rest of it.
You don't even have to eat the little feet and feathers--if you don"t want to, okay?!!!
I Love It ! ! ! Y U M M Y ! ! !

257 days ago
21.

Rod    

"Cooked alive before they hatch"????

257 days ago
22.

noel nunez    

Dont eat too much of this!..Together with San Miguel beer it's like aphrodisiac...

257 days ago
23.

Bigfoot    

If you don't want to eat those thing nobody is forcing, if say something bad about the others culture you better shut up!!!

257 days ago
24.

valramz    

It looks gross but if you taste it, you'll look for it and want to eat more. I used to eat 5-7 balut a day back in college. Damn I miss it!

257 days ago
25.

stevie    

true man, that food is crap
never did see a Filipino restaurant anywhere i have been

257 days ago
26.

jonver    

A lot more people out there eat stranger food than balut. The picture looks raw - baluts are eaten cooked.

257 days ago
27.

ccontheblock    

There are 2 kinds of balut - ones that are with and without the fetus. Both are equally delicious; just put vinegar and salt to taste.

And that is a bad photo of a balut. It doesn't look anywhere near that.

257 days ago
28.

Sarah    

Um Ya that's absolutely cruel and nasty.. Seriously?? Boil a baby chick alive to eat,,, Only for humans still not evolved yet.. That's too much.. The ONLY way I can justify this is MAYBE if you'r starving and that was your last resort.. Nasty ppl...

256 days ago
29.

Jesstaticx    

Balut is usually eaten during the night so that you don't have to look what's inside of that shell. It taste good though, it's also considered as aphrodisiac.

256 days ago
30.

eddie king    

sip the soup and you eat the duck in one go then savor the yellow egg, That is how to eat it. That one day old duck has the protein of a whole duck, so you can just imagine aphrodisiac of it, that you can do sex 7 times in one whole night without a drug. Give it a boost of 2 beers and you are on your way to sex heaven alleluia. I should have not said this, its one of filipino secrets.

256 days ago
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