Have you ever enjoyed durian?

durian - This is durian in Vietnam. They're very smell and sweet.
Vietnam
April 1, 2011 11:40pm CST
Hi friends, Have you ever enjoyed durian? They're very smell and delicious Durian is one kinds of tropical fruits. They have a strong smell and sweet. Some of people can't stand their smell and they can't eat them. But if you have eaten them once time, you'll love them. I'm too. I can't eat them before. But I trained step by step. Now, I can eat them. I even love to eat, hihi However, we shouldn't eat durian much. Because they're quite "hot". It's not good for health if we eat too much.
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21 responses
• United States
2 Apr 11
Hi tkonlinevn I have never heard of these and thought them to look like pastries but then I read your discussion and they are hot. Hot like peppers? But yet have tropical fruit? I wonder if a certain member knows about these, she is one who posts a lot of discussions about cooking and food. She gives me a lot of ideas so I am forwarding you link to her. She probably is not online right now but I know she will be interested in knowing.
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• Vietnam
5 Apr 11
hi hardworkinggurl, Thank you for your kind Durian is hot like pepper but they don't spice.
@Jlyn10 (10437)
• Malaysia
8 Apr 11
Hi hardworkinggurl What tkonlinevn meant was, you will be burning hot (as in heat) inside, if you eat too much of durian, not that it is spicy.
• United States
8 Apr 11
Oh thank you Jlyn10 it makes sense now. I about it being fruit and yet the hot sort of through me off. Thank you for commenting.
• Philippines
23 Jun 11
Wow! Durian is just a very delectable and very nutritious seasonal fruit that is found in the Asia, in the Philippines i know. It's quite expensive due to it very unique variation but it's very satisfying. Though not all are given the chance to eat more esp. those people who have high-blood pressure, but it contains lots of minerals, vitamins and health benefits. Eating a quite amount of this is also drinking a glass of milk and a load of eggs. Durian can be processed into different varieties of goodies too like durian candies, boat tarts, pies and many other kinds. For those who haven't tried tasting or eating Durian, when you go to the Philippines it is mostly found in Mindanao.
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• Vietnam
4 Jun 12
You know much about this kind of fruit. Durian is good for health and very delicious. They're difficult to eat at the first time. But we'll love them after times :)
• Indonesia
25 May 11
Yes, I have ever eaten durian. it's delicius. a lot of durian in my country, if you want. please come here.
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• Vietnam
4 Jun 12
Thank you for invitation. Durian is delicious and many here :)
@xtine22 (200)
• Philippines
25 May 11
Never ate durian. Just the small makes me turn away from it. Even the pastillas or any sweets that are made from it makes me evasive of the fruit. I don't try loving it at all :(
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• Vietnam
4 Jun 12
Fruits are always good for health if you eat them enough. So, I think that you should try to eat them.
@Jlyn10 (10437)
• Malaysia
8 Apr 11
That is one of my favourite fruits. I'm just waiting for the season to come, haha!
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• Vietnam
4 Jun 12
Hi Jlyn, we have not talked to each others for along time. How are you? The durian season has come in your local? We have the news here.
@kenzie45230 (3563)
• United States
2 Apr 11
It's funny that you asked this today. Just last night, my son was showing me some YouTube videos of Andrew Zimmerman and Bizarre Foods. This guy has eaten many a bizarre food - from worms to ants to male body parts of animals. Rarely is he not able to eat at least some of each new bizarre food. But he could not eat durian. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75vm9ik5pjo
• United States
2 Apr 11
Before last night, I had never heard of this fruit.
• Vietnam
5 Apr 11
It's interesting Do you want to try enjoying it once? As you can saw in the video, Durian is smell and delicious.
@dream_ozn (1758)
• Singapore
8 Apr 11
Hi, i live in singapore and durian is a very popular food in singapore. I love to eat durians. Indeed, it is a hot food and we should not eat too much of it. However, i do have a suggestion for you. after finishing the durian, you can use the shell (the part containing the durian flesh) and put some water in it. this method is used by many to "cool" themselves after eating durian.
• Vietnam
8 Apr 11
Hi dream_ozn, It's the first time I hear about drinking water in durian sheel can make us feel "cool". However, I will try. Do you usually eat durian?
@junrapmian (2170)
• Philippines
3 Apr 11
I haven't tried eating durian. I hate the smell, my friends said that though it smells like poop it tastes so good, but I don't want to try. It really smells yucky! My mother said that I should try it because it is loaded with vitamins and it good to our body.
• Vietnam
5 Apr 11
Your mother and your friend are right. Why don't you try it? You maybe love them.
@cream97 (29175)
• United States
2 Apr 11
Hi. tkonlinevn I don't think that I have ever tried durian before. I have heard of it on myLot though. I will have to taste it to see what it tastes like. Maybe then, I will know whether or not if I have tried it. I love eating many fruits, so I know that I would love to try this for myself.
• Vietnam
5 Apr 11
I believe that you would love durian after you will try it. Can you buy it in your local easily?
• United States
2 Apr 11
I have never ate any..
• Vietnam
5 Apr 11
Welcome you try it. Is durian bought in your local? Can you look for it easily?
• Philippines
2 Apr 11
well I tried it, when I was in Mindanao for some church activities. I only tasted just once and I never try to eat again. I really don't like the smell and every time I burp the taste of durian still there. although many friend told me it was a healty food.
• Vietnam
5 Apr 11
Hi, You can try it one more. I scared their smell in the first time I ate. But then, I begun to love them. You're maybe the same
• Philippines
2 Apr 11
sorry for the durian lovers, but i cant eat them! specially the fruit. for the major reason is the smell. my aunt lives in zamboanga and whenever she visits us, she always bring durian, good thing, she also bring candies made from durian, thats what we love, the durian flavored candies, very sweet and doesnt have the same smell as the fruits.
• Vietnam
5 Apr 11
I'm sorry that you can't eat durian. Because they're really great. I'm also curious that whether you can eat others fruits which the same it?
• Philippines
2 Apr 11
Hi! i love durian, here in my country durian thrives only in the southern part and it is very expensive that is why not all of us have tasted durian already. The first time i ate durian was ten years ago and i came to love the taste. We even have a durian ice cream here. When i had the opportunity to visit the place where there is a durian farm i really went there and ate the fruit. It was so delicious and it sweet. I like it frozen because it tastes like ice cream. My friend from that place also brought me to a coffee shop where they serve coffee with durian. It was so tasty and delicious but it made me feel like i was intoxicated. They said that eating too much durian really makes you feel that way and it is an aphrodisiac they say.
• Vietnam
5 Apr 11
I'm lucky. Because durian is not too expensive in my country. So, I can buy them when I like. Durian is exported to cold countries. I think that all people can taste their smell.
@youless (86535)
• Guangzhou, China
2 Apr 11
When I was a little child, I didn't like durian at all because of its bad smell. Later when I grow up, one day I tasted the durian occasionally. It is strange, because it is not as bad as before. So I started to accept this new fruit and now I enjoy eating it:) I love China
• Vietnam
5 Apr 11
Durian is delicious. Right? I hope that all friends here can taste their smell.
@joram328 (504)
• Philippines
2 Apr 11
Hi friends, Yes, I have tasted Durian and I've loved this fruit ever since I first tasted it when I went to General Santos City (Philippines). Here in this locality, you can see vendors along the street with wooden tables beside their stalls so their clients can eat the fruit right after it is opened. This is actually the best time to eat the fruit - when it is freshly sliced. It does not smell as strong, but it tastes very heavenly. I've never tasted any other fruit which I've loved more than Durian. It is really incomparable because the texture is different, the flesh is very creamy and smooth in the mouth, but not too sweet unlike other fruits. I was able to purchase Durian at a fruit stand near our house here in Manila, and I thought that opening the fruit was easy. Not quite easy for a woman :( I ended up having sore hands with a lot of cuts and swollen fingers. Nevertheless, after successfully cutting the fruit open, which also didn't look as nice as in the pictures, I still enjoyed my Durian, and would always think of it as my favorite. I also found out that there's an abundance of this fruit in Asian countries since I saw that they were selling it in Vietnam during a short vacation last year. Durian is said to be an aphrodisiac, hence the term "hot" which is associated with it. Nevertheless, it can be attributed to the high fat content - 20% that is found in every fruit. It is actually a very nutritious fruit, but I could say that the good health benefits of Durian far outweigh the bad ones so if you know that you're healthy, then it wouldn't be harmful if you took Durian once in a while :)
• Vietnam
5 Apr 11
Thank you for your sharing. You're right about durian. They're really delicious. But we shouldn't eat too much, they're maybe not good for health.
@moirai (1384)
• Philippines
2 Apr 11
I've only ever tried the durian-flavored candies... I don't think I've ever seen, smelled, or eaten the real thing. But the fruit is common in the south of the country. There's one thing I remember about this fruit though. I went to Malaysia once and there were signs in the hotels saying it's not allowed to be brought inside. Hahaha!
@jpso138 (7844)
• Philippines
11 Dec 12
I had many chances if trying out durian but I never did. It might be because of the smell. But a lot of my friends told me that its very delicious indeed. Just like what you are telling now. Perhaps one day I will certainly try it out. What I have just eaten so far is durian candy. Actually my favorite fruit is avocado. But I do not eat it raw. I usually shake it mix with milk, sugar and ice.
@Badkid (235)
• Philippines
1 Dec 12
I tasted the Durian once.They are better in candies..When my mom visited Davao,her co-worker who lives in Davao gave it to her.and she also got durian candies..but the fruit smell is bad when she came home.I ate the durian fruit slowly..I am proud that durian can only be seen in Davao.I'm a filipina
@ungu89 (2001)
• Malaysia
2 Nov 12
haha..nice post here. i just new here, and walking around reading other people discussion, also notice that these post is 2 year ago. mainly i proud to say that i love DURIAN. i also a malaysian. it just so many here.hehe.. "hot" ..ermm... may because u already eat to much..
@maurya83 (923)
• India
3 Jun 12
I cant eat durian..it smells like hell..:( honestly speaking, it stinks like a gents' toilet that has not been cleaned for a year..It has defences, having spikes all over that requires thick gloves for the guys cutting it up..