04/05/2012 01:52 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Balut, The World's Most Bizarre Food (VIDEO)

Josh Ozersky is not a timid man when it comes to food. The meat enthusiast has surely eaten a lot of mammals in his time. But even Ozersky has an Achilles heel. In the video below, he visits Filipino eatery Maharlika in New York. There, he samples balut, a fertilized duck embryo that is boiled alive and eaten in the egg shell. It is made up of three parts: the egg white, the egg yolk and the partially-formed duck. While the dish might offer a healthy does of nutrients and protein, the look of the balut is enough to make most people cringe. Diners can even sometimes get "lucky" and get some feathers or a beak in their bite.

Ozersky looks pretty intimidated before sampling the balut and he found the dish to be "frickin' fowl" (get it!?). "That was horrible," he says, "that was so awful."