Dare to eat Durian?
June 25, 2010 3:18pm CST
Durian fruit, some people like durian but most of the people hate durian. It has a very unexplainable smell that you probably hate. As I was watching my favorite show Bizzare food with Andrew Zimmern I laugh at him,knowing that he is one of the weird eater eating different foods but when he tried durian it got him and he can't eat it haha. I like durian a lot specially if it frozen and I think durian is really good. How about you guys? Have you try it? To those people who haven't try it yet would you dare to eat durian?
• United States
25 Jun 10
I never had it til my adult life. I met a friend who was Chinese/Burmese . . . and she told me about durian. She told me how you cut one (I guess there are "compartments") and that the smell is horrendous. Her daughters would walk out of the house if she was cutting up one. She cut some up and wrapped it in tons of plastic wrap for me. I took it home to share with my hubby - but he wasn't interested. I walked out into the apartment pool area and ate it. It tasted good - and actually the smell wasn't as bad as I thought it would be (the stories I heard I guess built it up to be something worse than it really was). I only had that one time and I can't say I remember the taste exactly. I have seen the frozen ones and I think I'll get some (I don't think I'll attempt getting a whole durian and cut it up just yet!).
25 Jun 10
That was a great story. I had tried durian before when I was in vacation too. Yes it has like a compartment when you open it and lines outside of the spiky skin that you won't be able too see if you're not expert cutting or opening the durian. Most of my friend won't dare to eat it just me:) I like the durian candies too and durian flavored icecream, it's really good. I'm going on vacation next month again and I'll prolly going to eat durian again:) Too bad I can't take it with me, I don't wanna get fine of $5,000 US just for durian haha:-)
• United States
26 Jun 10
I've seen the durian ice cream but haven't tried it yet. I didn't know there was durian candy though (well, it's a fruit, so I guess I should expect it!). Yah, my friend said if I ever wanted to learn how to cut durian, she would teach me - but I don't see myself buying durian a lot (buying frozen pieces seems easier - hee hee). Hee hee - yah, you should wait - don't get fined - hee hee!
29 Jun 10
'Duri' in Malay means thorn, hence the name. The 'an' is added to differentiate the item as a fruit. There re at least two other fruits, one named after 'hair', and one after the twisting action needed to open it, with an additional 'an'. Hence we get rambutan (hairy fruit), and pulasan (twist fruit).
29 Jun 10
There are many types of durian, and the taste varies from so so to very good. Maybe you had the unfortunate experience of eating a low quality durian. Even locals can be fooled unless they are real experts. I too had several experience eating sub-standard durian.
30 Aug 10
Yes, I have tried durian a couple of times during my travels in Southeast Asia. It is indeed very unique and very special. I quite like the taste, but yes indeed, the smell is really very obnotious. I just can't stand the odour. It is unlike any other fruit. In fact, I noticed that durian is banned in certain public places even in some countries in Southeast Asia !
17 Aug 10
Durian is my favorite fruit although this is seldom found in Manila. Should there be one, it is a bit expensive. Still, I buy it, put it in the freezer then eat it after 2 hours. It will then be like ice cream where it practically melts in your mouth. Just the very thought of it makes my mouth waters.
9 Jul 10
hi there! here in my country durian is one of the famous and popular fruit ever!we even called it as 'King of Fruit' even if it has distinctive smell.haha..the smell is normal for us.the taste is great!i love to eat durian.we have many local dishes that include durian as one of the ingredients.you can also make ice cream and cake with durian flavor.for those who never try it before,you are welcome to eat this pleasure tropical fruit!
29 Jun 10
here in phil, durian is known to grow best in Davao.. i have a friend whos favorite fruit is durian.. maybe because she is used to eating it.. my dad's friend brought us 2 durian fruits one time... nobody ate it.. LOL.. my aunt made it into a candy but still nobody ate it... hahaha i dont think the odor of the fruit is really really bad... i just dont like the taste...