Eggs Over Not-So-Easy

BY  Irving Dejohn

This food gives new meaning to the term early bird special.

Long Island City restaurant Ihawan 2 was the location for the fifth installment of the “Quirkiest Cuisines in Queens,” where I explore the borough looking for its most unusual cuisine.

The restaurant allows customers to put in an advanced request for a off-menu item that might be mistaken for a simple hard-boiled egg if its shell was never cracked.

But balut, a snack found in the Philippines, is far stranger upon further inspection. Inside the shell is a partially developed duck embryo that has been incubating for two weeks

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