Snack on a partially gestated duck egg.
Balut is a fertilized duck embryo. In the Philippines, people eat Balut for a casual snack in between meals. They might not devour one like popcorn during a movie, but the delicacy has a strong hold in their culture.
For the iron-stomached food tourist, Phil-Am Foods in Queens offers an opportunity to eat Balut right here in NYC. Those interested should keep in mind that Balut is a small duck embryo and as such features two eyes that will look up at you while eating. That being said, the snack is supposedly an aphrodisiac. You make the choice, do the means justify the ends?
Know Before You Go
Accessible from 7 Train at 69th Street Station
February 21, 2012
Edit this listing
In partnership with KAYAK
Plan Your Trip
Stay in Touch!
Follow us on social media to add even more wonder to your day.Follow us on Twitter Like us on Facebook Follow Us on Instagram No Thanks Visit AtlasObscura.com
No purchase necessary. Winner will be selected at random on 07/01/2023. Offer available only in the U.S. (including Puerto Rico). Offer subject to change without notice. See contest rules for full details.
Follow us on Twitter to get the latest on the world's hidden wonders.
Like us on Facebook to get the latest on the world's hidden wonders.Follow us on Twitter Like us on Facebook