Sunday, August 13, 2017

pinoy Bisaya

a.k.a. pinoy in Cebuano


PINOY -  (pi-nóy; Cebuano delicacy; penoy itlog manok and pinoy Bisaya in Tagalog and other dialects) A variation of Filipino "penoy" boiled egg that is made with of brownish Caber chicken eggs. 


For the past 5 years now, it is now gaining popularity in Visayas, particularly in downtown district of Cebu City, such as in Carbon Public Market, Fuente Osmeña, and Taboan.


It can also be found now in Iloilo City and Bacolod, as well as in Cagayan de oro City of Misamis Oriental (Mindanao). Also in Tacloban City, Lucena City (Quezon), Silay City (Negros), and sometimes even in Bambang (Manila) and Alabang (Muntinlupa). 

The Visayan PINOY and BALOT eggs are getting more popular than its predecesssor, the duck egg penoy.

It tastes quite similar to ordinary boiled chicken egg, no bad smell.

A dipping sauce of spiced up vinegar, and sprinkled with or pressed on rock salt, a zest is added into it.



Similar to balut penoy, opinions as to whether or not pinoy is Haram (forbidden) in Islamic law differ from various schools of thought

It is unclear if this unfertilized egg is just similar to a fresh chicken egg that can be taken as food.  

There are those who would say that considering the chick and its blood are not yet formed in the egg. Thus, pinoy and/or penoy can be taken as food, because only those living animals that are not killed without slaughtering and their blood were not shed are considered Haram. 

To be safe, it is advisable to ask first if that Muslim would gladly accept pinoy egg.


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