I do not want to turn into one of these excessive linking people on the internet, but it is the weekend... and I have nothing else to post. Maybe posting nothing would be a better alternative to this.
The strange thing about this is that I've actually eaten the Vietnamese version of #1 twice already in my life. The duck fetus wasn't as completely formed, but there was a body and there were feathers. I had it once in Boston and once in New Orleans. The 2nd time was to make sure that I was as truly as disgusted over it as my reaction revealed on the 1st try. Now I know that this food truly disgusts me, and I know better than to ever eat it again. The Vietnamese usually eat it (so I was told) by cracking the shell open, sprinkling some salt on it, eating it in one gulp, then chasing it down with ice cold Heineken (the Vietnamese love Heineken). Anyway, I can think of better ways to merit the reward of a cold beer than eating an unborn baby duck. Andrew Zimmerman and Anthony Bourdain have nothing on me. I had pretty the much the same reaction as Bourdain in the clip. It wasn't so much the texture or the concept of it that was disgusting... there is something really wrong and disturbing about the flavor... which I have no reference point to even begin to describe.