Cardi B Nearly Vomits While Trying Balut, a Fertilized Duck Egg: ‘Not for Me’

“I’m so glad that I tried it,” said the rapper of the Filipino food

Cardi B Eating Balut


Cardi B is testing her foodie limits.

On Wednesday, the rapper, 31, shared a TikTok video of herself trying a balut — a fertilized duck egg dish popular in the Philippines.


The “WAP” rapper, who is in the food space with her spiked whipped cream brand Whipshots, started off her taste-tasting video with an homage to TikTok’s own food critic Keith Lee.



“I’ve been seeing this for a long time, it’s called balut. I got it, let’s try it and rate it from 1-10,” she said, copying Lee’s well-known TikTok intro. “This egg is huge! Like this egg is giving two yolks.”

Before biting into the dish, the rapper took an array of medicines including Pepto Bismol to “protect the stomach.”

“I have a very sensitive stomach,” she said. “Now, let’s start it off.”

“If you’re a real Bardigang, you know that I can eat anything with lemon and salt, so I got lemon and salt and pepper,” she said, showing off her bowl of seasoning at the ready to sprinkle onto the egg. “Let’s try it!”

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Balut is prepared by taking a fertilized egg, usually duck or sometimes chicken, allowing the egg to develop for anywhere from 16 to 20 days, and boiling it with the meat inside. A broth that’s said to have a strong flavor is produced, along with a tender duck meat (that sometimes comes with feathers and a beak if it’s been incubated for long enough). It was previously used on James Corden’s “Spill Your Guts” segment but was removed after claims that the bit encourages racism against Asians.

Cardi continued her video by poured her lemon mixture into the open egg and took a sip of the broth, before immediately gagging.

“No. You know, I’m just gonna hold my nose and I’m gonna just drink,” Cardi said, preparing herself to dig in even more.

Cracking open the entire egg and pulling out the duck meat, Cardi immediately took a bite — before spitting it out and running out of frame.

“No. I don’t like it,” she said. “… It’s very meaty. It literally tastes to me like an uncooked chicken. I don’t know, it was just too gamey for me. Too much meat scent.”

“… I still like my s— well done, I don’t even like rare steak,” she said. “But, the liquid they had inside, it was good.”

The rapper decided to abandon her 1-10 rating scale, and decided to call it simply “not for me.”

“But, I’m so glad that I tried it,” she finished. “Maybe I did it wrong. Maybe I need to eat it from someone that knows how to cook it or something, because I couldn’t.”

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