durian...smells like hell, taste like heaven...Who loves eating durian?

Philippines
March 28, 2007 1:05am CST
Oh! I really love durian. The taste was to yummy. And i like the smell too...I love it so much..Who wanted to eat durian here? Have you found durian having bad smell? Try to eat this fruit, but not too much because it makes your body become hot..
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@tess1960 (2386)
• United States
28 Mar 07
I have never heard of durian. What is it, describe it please. Where does it come from? Is it cookd or eaten raw? Is it a fruit or fish or what? How would you get rid of the smell if it smells bad?
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@vesuvius (1677)
• Philippines
28 Mar 07
Durian [jackfruit in English] is a fruit native to South East Asian nations like the Philippines and Indonesia. The term 'durian' is Tagalog [Filipino]. It tastes creamy - a feature not common to all fruits. It looks a little spooky because it's big and it's got hard spikes that would be harmful if hit to someone. In fact, some durian farms display boards which say: "Beware, durian fruits might be falling..." Hope I gave all the info you need...
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@pelo26 (1553)
• Philippines
28 Mar 07
Ain't jackfruit langka? I'm confused...
• Netherlands
28 Mar 07
I think it called spike fruit
@anjrit (997)
• Indonesia
10 Jul 07
nice title yeah... I like durians too, but not all of my family like this.some of them hate the smell of this fruit. I really likes this fruit because the taste and the smell is really sweet, unique and not too juicy...
• Philippines
10 Jul 07
thanks friend..yes, i agree that not all really like the taste of it..but me, i love it..and i'm inlove with this fruit..lol
• Philippines
13 Jul 07
I never eaten fresh and pure Durian since!I never like the smell of it.It smell like a rotten rat. And it is not good in people who has high blood pressure because it can increase blood pressure more and immediately.......
• Philippines
14 Jul 07
yes, it's not good to people who has high blood pressure because it's somehow trigger there hbp..just try it, dont smell it, taste it and you will love it..
@Jemina (5783)
11 Jul 07
Me! I love durian and I think it's the king of fruits. I used to loathe it back in the Philippines but when I came to Thailand I began to love it. It took me actually one year before I finally learned to eat and love durian. I started with durian chips and my! It tastes like heaven indeed! When I got used to the taste of the chips, I tried the fresh one and I told myself, "My, I didn't know what I have been missing!" Now, I'm a sucker of durian. I'm glad it's very cheap here in Thailand.
• Philippines
12 Jul 07
hahaah..really love to suck durian, huh!! here too it's very cheap..thanks for the response..
@m_5ugar (1013)
• Malaysia
10 Jul 07
I really loves eating durians. It is my favourite fruit. I can eat lots and lots of durians. There is one time that I eat lots of durians till I have sore throat. LOL
• Philippines
11 Jul 07
hahaha..next time dont eat that much..thanks for the response..
• Indonesia
10 Jul 07
yippiee...I like Durian too.. I remember when I was a child I really dont like the smell of Durian. The smell makes me never want to try it. Until one day my father brought so many Durian home and my family having a Durian party without me. I only watched them have fun eating Durian. Until I decided to give it a try and it taste SO GOOD!!.. I started to like Durian and are always waiting for the next Durian season... Go Durian!!!
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• Philippines
11 Jul 07
hahaha..yes..go durian go durian..i love it so much..thanks for the response..have a great day..
@kuting (887)
• Philippines
10 Jul 07
i dont think durian has a hellish smell. as many people who've had durian in their hands, they could describe the smell as pungent or a little too strong. i think it would depend on the person's sense of smell how they'd describe the way durian fruit smells like. but anyway it smells, i agree that it taste good.
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• Philippines
10 Jul 07
well, that's what they called durian is having hellish smell but it taste like heaven..lol thanks for the response..
@jcvernz (477)
• Philippines
10 Jul 07
Oh! i felt sorry for this fruit. I haven't eat this kind of fruit and can't bear the smell out of it.Other says it is so yummy but i havent tried and wont try to eat it.Though i have try to eat a few durian candy for curiousity sake when a friend of mine gave me. Im a little bit curious why a lot of people do eat this kind of fruit maybe one of these days i will try to taste it for me to justify what they said but for sure i have to pinch my nose while eating i guess...he.he.he.he
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• Philippines
10 Jul 07
i understand friend..not all really love to eat this kind of fruit.but if you really want to have a try, just try it but cover your nose not to smell the odor..hehehe thanks for the response..
@mcmomss (2601)
• United States
31 Mar 07
I've never even heard of durian before. What exactly is it?
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@wdiong (1817)
• Singapore
2 Apr 07
I love eating durians and I simply love the taste and smell of it. The smell is really pungent and overpowering, and if I leave it in the refrigerator the whole fridge will have the smell. I love eating durians when they are cold and I love desserts where durian is one of its ingredients or topppings:) However, I have to restrain myself from eating too much durians for it is a 'heaty'fruit.
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@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
29 Mar 07
It is indeed a fruit that 'smells like hell but tastes like heaven', because this is what I usually put in every of my responses whenever I see a discussion about durian. In fact, if I'm not mistaken, I have been marked as best response to the very first discussion that I've come across talking about durian. Durian, if I'm not mistaking, has originated in Indonesia. This fruit comes from a tree called "Duri", this fruit only grows on tropical places.
@whyaskq (7532)
• Singapore
28 Mar 07
I have always like durians until a time when there was simply too much supply. My office colleagues was practically eating it everyday and the office smells. I began to develop some sort of 'allergy' as whenever I smell durian, I will get headache. I stopped eating durians since. I agree durians are nice to the tastebuds. One caution, eating too much is not good for health - high sugar and high cholestrol.
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@vesuvius (1677)
• Philippines
28 Mar 07
That adage about durian [jackfruit] is really very popular among all of us Filipinos because we really do appreciate such a tasty though smelly gift of nature. I personally love durian too but I am now depriving myself because they say it's a little dangerous to eat lots of it. I guess that's because durian contains saturated fat and that doesnt help us.. My sister used to hate it because of its smell but once she started eating it, she never stopped.. Guess that event led to a new adage: "Dont judge the fruit by its smell..." [LOL]
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@cutie143 (215)
• Philippines
6 Jun 08
You're right! durian really smells like hell but taste like heaven! I like it vry much. Its abundant in our place..
@Bebs08 (10689)
• United States
6 Jun 08
yes, You know it very well because you are living in Durian city right? Wish you could package Durian and shared it to your friends abroad... lol.. Yes, I agree with you. The first time I tasted the fruit, I feel like vomiting, but the second time I had it? oh!! I started to like it. It tastes really good.
@wilynn (753)
• Singapore
9 Jul 07
Same sentiments here. I love to eat durian. I don't think it smell foul. Compare to smelly tofu in hongkong, durians smell and taste good. Smelly tofu smell bad but taste good. I love to eat durians from thailand because I like yellow meat.
• Philippines
10 Jul 07
i love the taste of durian and the smell too..here we have native durians and other kinds of it..thanks for the response and have a great day..
@ratburn (939)
• Philippines
29 Mar 07
when i was a kid, my parents would always force me to try durian. never tried it. hated the smell and never trusted it's looks. then one day, i took the plunge and tried it and surprisingly, i liked it! heck, i loved it! i prefer it over jackfruit. durian is said to smell like hell, but it doesn't smell that bad when you eat it yourself. a korean friend told me she thought it was spoiled bread. probably because of how it smells and looks. another korean friend actually liked it after trying it. i guess some things might surprise us. looks can be deceiving. no harm in trying new things!
@ratburn (939)
• Philippines
29 Mar 07
sorry for the double post. there was a problem awhile ago and i didn't know my response was posted. had to retype the whole thing only to find out it was already posted! ugh.
@kakangmas (121)
• Indonesia
28 Mar 07
To Indonesian, as well as to many other Asians, the stink is a welcome odor for they regard durian as the king of fruits, a delicacy that is well worth the comparatively high price it commands. Some visitors, on the other hand, are deterred by the potent smell and never actually sample the creamy golden flesh hidden within the spiny exterior - thereby missing one of the truly great pleasures of fruit eating. "The more you eat of it the less you feel inclined to stop," Just a few thoughts about durians: they are a sort of large melon with the most delicious taste imaginable. Unfortunately, as the melon is cut, it emits a rather strong aroma. the feature is the durian, with its exquisite taste and foul smell.
@camar_lyn (1028)
• Singapore
14 Jul 07
I have to agree with you that the stinking odour is a welcome one to many Asians. Considering the high price is really not going to stop many from buying it. My whole family love durians. Including my 3 year old. We even went to a durian orchard for our last holiday. - Lyn
• Philippines
14 Jun 08
good day...Even i wanted to try and eat it, the smell always got in my way. i just can't stand it, I remember I even came close to vomiting when I stayed about a minute in it's vicinity. Sorry I really have a sensitive nostrils.
• United States
6 Jun 08
I haven't eat the actual fruit, but I've had it mixed in with bean cakes. I really like the ones in the bean cakes. I don't know if it's the same Durian, though, because I think they have a type of flour in China called Durian wheat flour. I'll have to check it out. I've seen the fruit around, but I haven't actually bought or eaten any like that.
• Philippines
5 Jun 08
You are exactly right!! Durian smells awful but taste very good. I really love Durian. We have plenty of Durian here in my place. I live in the Durian city. DAVAO city Philippines is known as the Durian city. We have lots of that here in Davao. But this fruit is not good for people who have high blood pressure. It will gives you a heart attack. Very delicious!! Durian..