Bizarre Bites

Witness a Balut-Eating Contest

By James Mulcahy  |  August 8, 2013

Balut is a ubiquitous street food in the Philippines, and trying it is a mark of pride for many hardcore foodies. But to a lot of other people it's... well, just wait until you see the pictures (and be warned there is definitely an ick factor involved). If you can eat one of these fertilized duck embryos, why not eat 20+? We dropped by an eating contest in NYC hosted by the team behind notable Filipino eateries Jeepney and Marharlika to see who was brave enough to do just that. Watch if you dare.

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