Do you eat durian? It's so delicious....

@cheongyc (5075)
Malaysia
April 21, 2008 2:22am CST
The durian season is coming. I am waiting eagerly for it because it had been at least half a year I last tasted it. It's a seasonal fruit and thus it's not available throughout the year. Have you heard of durian fruit? I know a lot of foreign are afraid of its strong smell. But we local love it very much! Have you tasted this fruit before? Kindly share your experience!
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@lkbooi (16101)
• Malaysia
21 Apr 08
Hi dear cheongyc, this topic quite suit my taste and I like it. Frankly, I am a truly durian freak, but I am rather picky and I pick only those durians which are of good quality. Of course I have to pay extra money on them. Anyway it is worth to pay for it as the wonderful creamy flesh has a sweet pungent flavor that I love most. I always couldn’t refrain from taking it once I get the fascinating and peculiar smell of it. Yep, you are right, many of my foreign friends who are working here reluctant to taste this fruit earlier because they complained about the strong nasty smell. But some of them slowly get to love these fantastic fruits now.
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@cheongyc (5075)
• Malaysia
23 Apr 08
I am a durian freak too. Because both of have tested many durians, and that's why we are looking for high quality one. It's a lot of difference between those expensive and those cheap one. The smell is very strong, especially for those who taste it the first time. That's why many foreigners who never tasted it couldn't stand its strong smell. I remembered my mum told me that I was afraid of durian when I was a kid. But when I grow up, I got used to it and now is a durian lover!
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@lkbooi (16101)
• Malaysia
30 Apr 08
I’ve got a friend who is a retired teacher owns an orchard. There are various types of delicious tropical local fruits there. He did invite me to pay a visit to his wonderful land, but I dared not go there, as I scared that there might be lots of leeches hid under the shady wet fallen leaves and grasses. I had experienced this before and it was really scary to see these disgusting tiny blood sucking creatures moving on my legs. Anyway he would keep some good qualities like D24, Red Prawn and Pumpkin for me. All these are the unique names of the durians. I don’t understand why these fruits with good quality are given such names. There are still some other good quality ones with weird names, of course the prices of them are expensive too. Yep, I am waiting eagerly for the arrival of my beloved King of the Fruits and the Queen, mangosteen as well.
@cheongyc (5075)
• Malaysia
1 May 08
You are lucky to have a friend who owns an orchard. So that you can always visit there for high quality durians. I have been to the durian orchard in Penang as well. But we are only restricted to certain area, and do not need to explore around in the bushy area. So, I do need to worry about the leeches LoL. I think those durians are named after what they looked like. Take red prawns as example, the flesh color are slightly reddish and its shape looked like a cooked prawn. Many of these renown type of species are very expensive, but the quality worth its price!
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@balasri (26553)
• India
2 Nov 08
I frequentt Malaysia and I have tasted Durian.I like it's unique taste.
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@cheongyc (5075)
• Malaysia
2 Nov 08
Wow really? Then you must know a lot more about our country. I am glad that you have tested the durian before, and like its unique taste. It's delicious if you got used to it. I couldn't stop eating once started, until I am really full. Thanks for your response and have a nice day, balasri!
@balasri (26553)
• India
3 Nov 08
I always like Malaysia.My first visit was in 80s.and came there by ship.And I was completely mesmerized by the Penang island.Then I visisted Malaysia by flight 4 times.Last year I came there with my inlwas in Francse and stayed in Dorset Hotel Kualalampur.
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@cheongyc (5075)
• Malaysia
3 Nov 08
You were in Penang in the 80's. That's cool. I was still a young boy at that time. My parents brought me to Penang Island occasionally. There are abundant of book shops there. Besides, we enjoyed the delicious local food there too. Durian is one of the local delights. The taste is different with those originated from my home town. Now, I am working in Penang, after graduated from UTM in Johore. I seldom visit Kuala Lumpur however.
• Malaysia
24 Apr 08
Of course i eat durian. It's so unique in Southeast Asia. Well durian have a strong smell and sting taste. Those who have not seen others indulging in durians have doubts as to the fruits fitness for human consumption. Judging by the fruit's smell, its flesh moves straight from unripe to rotten. i can eat durian for breakfast, lunch and dinner and i am confident that i can do so until an old age, without developing diabetes. Actually i even believe that durian has a magical power to keep human young and look young without facelifts or other cosmetic or plastic surgery. So please eat durians. :)
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@cheongyc (5075)
• Malaysia
24 Apr 08
Of course I eat durian. And let's eat together in the coming month. The durian season is going to start soon. You are really a durian lover, since you can eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner continuously. I like durian very much too, but I doubt I can do that LoL. If later scientific research prove that durian have such magical power, then its price will go sky high and we couldn't afford to eat it anymore...Thanks for your response operationcwal!
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• Malaysia
24 Apr 08
i have got an idea, if you plant a durian tree now, u can eat durian for every meals daily after ten years. so, we dont need to buy durian anymore; we can sell somemore.
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@cheongyc (5075)
• Malaysia
27 Apr 08
That's a very good idea. But as always, it's not easy to get the land. Unless I inherit from my ancestor LoL. But the income is not consistent. You can only reap the income two times in the year. That day I bought a small durian at the pasar malam. Now is very expensive. They sell it per the weight. The rate now is RM8 per kilo. So the small durian that I bought is about 1.1 kilo and it cost me RM8. How expensive! When it's the peak of durian season, I could buy 2 or 3 durian at that price!
@diansinta (7550)
• Indonesia
20 Oct 08
Hi cheongyc, I love durian !!! yum yum ...I can eat a lot if it isn't finished by my brothers. Happy posting always!! xoxox'dian from Bali island.
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@cheongyc (5075)
• Malaysia
20 Oct 08
These are my top favourite fruits as well. I couldn't stop eating until I am really full or run out of durian . Usually I am the one who finish up the durian, if other family member couldn't take it anymore. I suppose you might do same if it's not too much for you, isn't it? Thanks for your response diansinta, and hope you could enjoy the most in the coming durian season!
• Sweden
5 Aug 08
Oh yes my country is popular with durian.Many people said that is smell like a hell but it taste like a heaven,i agree with that except the smell is like a hell i dont think so.When i was in the Philippines when the durian season come we go to my relatives and harvest some durian there because they have there own plant.WE eat it with coca cola.and durian taste so delicious.
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@cheongyc (5075)
• Malaysia
13 Aug 08
Glad that you like durian too! It's the most tempting fruits that I know. Its smell is strong (to us, it smells nice) and its taste is tantalizingly sweet. You eat durian with coca-cola? I have never heard of it. It's a nice idea though, may be I will try it out the next time I eat durian. Thanks for your response swennerholm and have happy posting!
• United States
13 Jun 08
I've never tried that before! What an amazing sounding fruit. Honestly, we don't have anything like that in our area in the states. We have oranges and papaya and such. But, I suppose we have that as well. I have not been to the market for awhile. Thanks for the idea. Be well!
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@cheongyc (5075)
• Malaysia
15 Jun 08
It's really a great fruit and I really hope that you can give it a try. But note that, the smell might be irritating for the first-timer. Many foreigners couldn't withstand the smell and feel hesitated to test the taste. My mother told me that I am afraid of its smell too when I was a kid. But slowly get used to it and now I am a genuine durian lover Thanks for your response beautyqueen26!
@lieanat (1140)
• Malaysia
13 Jun 08
I'm a durian lover too. But I just don't know why lately I can't take it anymore. I just feel like no appetite towards it. Maybe I had too much durian last time. I used to eat durian with rice. Wow, it's really yummy. I think I should try it again to find back my first love towards durian.
@cheongyc (5075)
• Malaysia
15 Jun 08
Glad that you love to eat during too. What you have experienced, happened to me too. Sometimes, I just don't have the mood to take durian, although it's so tempting and delicious. It could be because it's a seasonal fruit. So, we need time to switch to during-eating-mood before we got the drive to eat it again. Usually during durian season, I got addicted and will hunt for it whenever I have time and some spare money. Well, the durian season is coming now Thanks for your response lieanat!
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• Philippines
4 May 08
Are you filipino? yes i tasted durian and it is very delicious despite it's strong smell!
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@cheongyc (5075)
• Malaysia
4 May 08
Nope, I am Malaysian. At first I thought durian in Philippine is as common as they are in Malaysia. But after reading through some comments from friends in your country, it seems to me that it isn't so. In Malaysia, almost everyone of us have tried it and do not resist it. Some of us may not crazy about it like me, but at least like it very much. I was surprised that some of the responders said that they haven't even tried it. By the way, thanks for your response navydragon!
• Malaysia
1 May 08
I've tasted that fruit before, and i love it. I can't wait for the next season. Its great to know we've the same interest on that fruit. Hope we can enjoy it soon.
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@cheongyc (5075)
• Malaysia
4 May 08
It's a great fruit, isn't it? Right, I am glad to know that we share the same interest in this fruit too! Let's enjoy it in the coming durian season. I survey the price just yesterday, it's still expensive now. Thanks for your response athrun_9738!
@julyteen (13259)
• Davao, Philippines
23 Apr 08
our place is also very known for our fruit durian but it is not the season for durian in our place. durian season here will be this coming october to december but we can eat durian anytime of the month because of some technology applied by our department of agriculture.
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• Indonesia
22 Apr 08
I do love durians. It tastes so yummy, sweet, nice smell (I think). I never get bored w/ this fruit. In my country, durians can be made as lempo(mix of cabai/red chili, sugar, terasi (one of spice of Indonesian), tomato. hmmmm..it's so tasty..
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@cheongyc (5075)
• Malaysia
24 Apr 08
Well said. I will never get bored with durian as well. I didn't know that durian could be mixed with so many varieties. Here we usually mix it with water/sugar/salt mixture. It tastes so nice. May be next time I will try you recipe :) Thanks for your response!
• Malaysia
22 Apr 08
hey... where u live? i live at malaysia and i super duper love durians..
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@cheongyc (5075)
• Malaysia
23 Apr 08
Hi, my hometown is in Perak. But I am working in Penang now. I am a durian lover too? Where are you? Thanks for your response by the way ultrazarif!
@youless (94722)
• Guangzhou, China
21 Apr 08
When I was a child, I didn't like durian because of its bad smell. When I grow up, one day I tried it occasionally and I loved it. From that time, I start to like eating durian. It's also an expensive fruit here.
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@cheongyc (5075)
• Malaysia
23 Apr 08
It's the same for me too! I was afraid of its smell. But later my family try to get me taste it and I found that the taste is great actually. Now I am a durian lover. The durian season is approaching now, and it can be seen for sale everywhere by the road side in two weeks time. It's not cheap over here, but I don't think it will be as expensive as in your country. Thanks for your response!
@carinawu (42)
• China
21 Apr 08
YES, T can say that most of people do not like the dusian as the strong strange smell. I EAT IT EVER.FOR ME, ACCEPTABLE. And there are some other fruits and vegetables which give a us a extreme taste,such as caraway , a kind of mushroom ....
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@cheongyc (5075)
• Malaysia
23 Apr 08
People around me just love durians. At least those who do not like it, do not resist it. Therefore, when I see foreigners who cover their nose when they smell the durian, I was wondering what will be my response if durian is new to me and I haven't got used to its strong smell. LoL. Glad to know that you could accept the durian fruit as well. I have never heard of caraway. Not sure if I can get used to its smell :) Thanks for your response carinawu!
• India
21 Apr 08
hi there, i never heard of this fruit durian what parts of the world its available, i am hugely interested in eating all varieties of fruits. so can you please tell me
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@cheongyc (5075)
• Malaysia
23 Apr 08
It's a tropical fruit. But we are now is the era of globalization. I think you could possibly find it in your special local store who sell imported fruits. The flesh could have been extracted and produced. But if you want to taste it fresh, you might want to travel to South East Asian. Thanks for your response!
• Philippines
21 Apr 08
Although, I'm A Filipino I didn't yet tasted it, but I am really curious about it. Durian is very famous for it extraordinary smell and really good taste, Davao's famous fruit. Really like to taste it someday, I was told by my Tito (uncle) who is working in Davao City, that when you eat it, you have to cover your nose, for you to not bother with the smell and really appreciate the taste. Alas, he didn't yet bring some Durian when he visited us, which is very rare. :D
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@cheongyc (5075)
• Malaysia
23 Apr 08
I am surprised that you haven't tried any durian before. Because per my understanding, durian should be quite common over there. Just my perception, but I am not sure It might smell terrible if the durian is new to you. But once you are familiar with its smell, you might got addicted and no longer need to cover the nose. You should really take a chance to try it out. Thanks for your respone!
27 Jun 08
Well i havn't eaten this fruit yet,But as you said it's too delicious than i ll definately taste it.Honestly speaking first time i have heard this fruit name.I will taste it as soon as i can and than i ll share my experience with you.
@cheongyc (5075)
• Malaysia
29 Jun 08
Well it's a tropical seasonal fruit available in south east Asia. "Duri" in the local language means thorn. "An" is the plural of the thorn, so "Durian" means thorns. It has thick skin with thorns all over it. Its flesh are golden yellowish and sweet in taste. You could try search for the durian picture from the internet. Then at least you got an idea how it look like. The smell is strong and you might refrain from tasting it at first. The taste is very delicious after you got used to it. Thanks for your response amenpukhraj!
@williamjisir (22903)
• China
29 Apr 08
Hello dear cheongyc. I have never tasted durian though it is salable in the fruit market. It is huge and expensive. But I have had durian candy. Many people don't like the smell and say that it is smelly. But I can say nothing as I have not really tasted a durian, but some candy only. I think that it is ok and is not that bad to me. hehe. I am glad that you can enjoy durian once again in this season and hope that you will have more of it if possible as you like it so much.
@cheongyc (5075)
• Malaysia
29 Apr 08
Well you should try it when you have chance next time. May be you can take a trip to South East Asia during durian season so you can try out the fresh durian We have durian candy here as well, but the taste couldn't be compared against the real durian. You are right that many foreigners are afraid of its strong smell. Even the candy :) Thanks for your response and I definitely will indulge myself with the durian later.