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    Updated on Jul 4, 2019. Posted on Jun 25, 2018

    As A Filipino, I Demand An Explanation For These 14 American Foods

    And you think balut is weird?

    Every time a non-Filipino talks about food in the Philippines, you can bet that balut will always be mentioned with disgust.

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    The balut is a duck egg that's boiled before it hatches. This Filipino delicacy is a good source of essential nutrients like protein and calcium. Even if it is loved by almost everyone in Manila, most Americans are sickened by it.

    All of these distasteful reaction makes us Filipinos say: really?

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    I mean, have you ever considered that there are far weirder food in the U.S.? Please explain the following.

    1. Deep fried butter(???)

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    Is this the start of a heart attack?

    2. The KFC Double Down.

    3. Pickled pigs feet.

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    4. A donut burger!!

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    Please keep these separate, for the love of all things holy.

    5. Fry burgers.

    6. ~Rocky mountain oysters~

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    Breaded and fried bull testicles!!

    7. Turducken.

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    It's a turkey stuffed with a duck stuffed with a chicken. Sounds painful.

    8. Jello salad.

    9. Fried rattlesnake.

    10. Fried squirrel

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    I can see its tiny tiny legs.

    11. Bacon sundae.

    12. Garbage plate! That's what it's called!

    13. Biscuits and gravy.

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    Looks like a huge mess.

    14. The "American" breakfast.

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    Pancakes, waffles, cereals, doughnuts and other sweets are not breakfast food. They're desserts. What's up with that?