Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Not in your comfort or time zone.

17 comments:

Natalie said...

Wow, I've only met one other person who even knew what a Durian was! I've tried one once, and it was (of course) the most disgusting thing I've ever ate. I could taste it in my mouth for THREE FULL DAYS afterward. Talk about an acquired taste.

Ezra said...

Yes it is an acquired taste but it is very good! just hold your nose closed when you eat it. Its an asian fruit so most americans wont know about it.

Chris said...

Yes, I'm also pleasantly surprised that you know what a durian is! I've never had an opportunity to try it, but despite its reputation, I'm looking forward to either liking it or hating it at some point in my life!

Alex said...

I think the people who've eaten durians probably find this funnier than those that haven't.

And to Natalie: So long as you can handle the smell, they're not *too* bad. But from a psychological standpoint, I have a hard time eating anything that similar to baby poop.

Bruno said...

Actually the smell is caused by sulfur. It's the same thing that gives natural gas it's distinct odor. The smell is actually not as bad as some descriptions on the internet makes it out to be. It's definitely very intense. But the taste of the fruit is very good. What bugged me about it was the burping afterwards - every time the sulfur taste (which, strangely, is not present when you first eat it) would return...

Eric said...

Mmm, durian.

Jason said...

Durian is my favorite Earth fruit!

ART BY JONICA said...

why anyone would want to eat a "fruit" that smells like monkey cum and cat piss rolled into one - at least that is what the best durians should smell like, i'm told by a durian lover - is beyond me. but aside from the flavor, i'd rather smell bakersfield at its worst!

andrea said...

My Malaysian-born mother LOVES durian. She brought one once to the hospital she works at to show some of the doctors who were curious about the taste. Well, before lunchtime, it thawed out inside her locker! Her coworkers called plant services reporting a gas leak...

Kat said...

I am surprised by this post. I'm Malaysian. Durians: Love/Hate. We don't all love it. Its impossible, your entire car house and your breath WILL smell like durians for days. Thank god its seasonal. It tastes very good. Go King of the fruits!

grendelkhan said...

I once got a durian-flavored bubble tea. I asked the waiter what this unfamiliar flavor was, and he assured me that it tasted like gasoline. Reasoning that he must be exaggerating, I elected to try it anyway.

It smelled pretty bad, but the taste... the taste came in successive waves, and could best be described as a smooth fifty-fifty blend of gasoline and turpentine.

Every few minutes, I'd think to myself, no, it can't possibly be as bad as I remember it being; I would then take a sip and discover anew that it was not only as bad as I'd remembered, but actually worse.

I do the same thing when huffing the gorgonzola at the supermarket.

fudged71 said...

Loooove durian :D

Vincent said...
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meowr said...

oh wow, durian.

what about mangosteens? do you know about mangosteens too?

=D

Kim said...

I love durian, and I understand why people wouldn't like the smell, but I don't mind it. I can always tell when my mother's bought any because despite the fact that they heavily cling-film it here, you can still smell it in the lift lobby of the apartment building.


mangosteen is amazing though

Anonymous said...

I remember when we went to Singapore, someone aptly described the smell of Durian as "custard in a dirty toilet." I always thought that was the best description of it until I read this :o)

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