Not a Balut virgin anymore
I just had my first Balut!
I am in Manila with my wife and she dared (twisted my arm) me to try one.
I did it! It really wasn't so bad!
After a quick Google search and finding out it was boiled, I figured it cannot hurt me. I didn't look at it and with my wife at my side, I dipped it in some vinegar and ate it.
It was like a hard boiled egg. Not gross or disgusting like everyone thinks.
I say, go for it, try one, chitterlings are much worse.