WATCH: Americans try out balut in New York


Posted at Jan 04 2015 03:27 PM | Updated as of Jan 04 2015 11:29 PM

MANILA -- American writers were in for a surprise when they were asked to try out the the local delicacy balut, which is being served in a popular Filipino restaurant in New York City.

In a video posted by Business Insider, host Sydney Kramer took a detour to Manhattan's East Village to get a taste of Maharlika's balut.

The story "We Ate Balut — The Absolute Strangest Food You Can Find In New York" shared the basics about the Filipino favorite 'balut' snack.

Maharlika restaurant owner Nicole Ponseca gave a step-by-step tutorial on how balut should be properly eaten.

However, Kramer brought some eggs back to Business Insiders' headquarters to get the staff's reaction to the foreign dish.