how many of you mylotters have eaten durian?

Yummy durian - Smells like hell but tastes like heaven.
Tyr it!
@Zelmarq (11503)
Cebu City, Philippines
April 14, 2007 4:12am CST
Its one of the great fruits we have here in the Philippine and many say that it smells like hell but tastes like heaven. How about you have you tried this fruit? It does smell bad when you are not used to eat it but once you have tatsed it, surely you will ask for more and more.
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• Singapore
14 Apr 07
I've had durians before. They are excellent. I guess they only smell bad to the people who don't like eating them. To me, it smells wonderful and tastes great. Especially those very bitter types with thick yellow creamy flesh and small seeds. Yummy! It's an acquired taste and smell, I guess.
@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
14 Apr 07
very true, it really smells good to the eater but smell worst for those who doesnt eat it.
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• Singapore
14 Apr 07
It is one of my favorite foods. After all, it it not called the King of fruits for nothing. :P It smells and tastes heavenly. ^^
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@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
14 Apr 07
wow, that a good adjective for durian. Yes very true its the king of all fruits and no one can even match the smell of it.
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@mipen2006 (5528)
• Australia
14 Apr 07
I have tasted it, and you're right it does smell like something rotten, but it's delicious.
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@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
14 Apr 07
LOLZ!!! Very true it just smells like that but surely it tastes really good.
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@femimi (872)
• Indonesia
14 Apr 07
I like durian, this is also a tasty fruit in Indonesia. But I only can eat few pieces right now, too much durian will make my stomach sick and I used to got durian drunk when I ate too much, means when I smelled durian at that time I will feel dizzy and got sick :p
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@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
14 Apr 07
Yes, I dont eat too many of durian. It makes me drunk. But I eat when its really on season and when its not on season here its very expensive. So we just wait for the right time to eat durian when its on season. Hope you have a nice day!
@marababe (2513)
• Philippines
14 Apr 07
I don't really eat the durian fruit but I like the durian candy from Davao. It's the best. I can eat the whole pack in one sitting. :)
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@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
14 Apr 07
Well the candy is also very tasty just like the fresh fruit. I am not a candy eater, sweet things irritate my throat so I refrain from eating durian candy coz its really sweet.
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• Philippines
14 Apr 07
Since it is said to be yummy, I always try to eat durian when offered but I don't really buy it myself or to my own cravings. I have tried eating it a lot of times to get my tastebuds be familiar and appreciate the flavor, but to no avail. After all the tasting, I decided to just settle for the durian candy instead.
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@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
14 Apr 07
hello stargazer! If its not worth your effort the durian candy is a good alternative. You dont have to force yourself if you cant stand it. Your time will come.
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@fly_shay (333)
• Philippines
18 Jul 07
yap I did.I love to eat durian fruit.The smell is really bad but the taste is also like heaven.
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@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
20 Jul 07
yes, yes, its yummy. I wish I could taste again its heavenly taste. :P
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@add_im (2712)
• Philippines
17 Jul 07
Yeah I do eat durian before but not that often...and yeah it's true, it may smell different but it does taste real good though.
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@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
17 Jul 07
Yes, its yummy, it took me awhile to learn to love the durian fruit. My father is a durian lover and would always buy it, I have seen my mother never liked it when I was younger coz I thought its bad and not as good coz mother hates the smell. But when I got older I got curious and tried it myself then I have realized that I have missed so much. Now i love it and i am craving.
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@m_5ugar (1013)
• Malaysia
16 Jul 07
The taste was unique. All fruits have different taste. Durians is the most delicious. Just so in love with durians.
@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
16 Jul 07
Thats very true, i miss eating them, we used to but it from a van that moves around the city but they have not shown for some time now.
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@tombiz (2039)
• Philippines
12 Jul 07
I grew up and studied in Davao City and during the months of August and September, durian fruit are displayed in almost all corners of the city. Durian is a part of the Kadayawan Festival every August. I love to eat Durian. It taste like heaven indeed, but for some the smell is too much to bear.
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@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
12 Jul 07
Yes, is really yummy and I have not eaten durian for a couple of months and I hope I can now eat it some time.
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@unisis (1674)
• Indonesia
3 May 07
I love durian it is great fruits,last time I have had durians . They are excellent. I thinkthat they only smell bad to the people who do not like eating them. For me, it smells wonderful and tastes great. Especially those very bitter types with thick yellow creamy flesh and small seeds,here in my country a lot of variety of durian the famous is MONTONG.
@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
3 May 07
Durian is a great fruit, even though its bad smelling to others it smells great to me.
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• Philippines
1 May 07
hi zelmarq :) well, i havent eaten durian in my whole life, what i have tried is the durian candy..
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@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
7 Jul 07
Well, you should try it its really good and also good for the body.
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@cherylmae (173)
• Philippines
1 May 07
i eat durian.. i love the smell of it...
@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
3 May 07
Yes, its really yummy and sweet semilling, but others dont like the smell of it.
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@elisa812 (3033)
• United States
19 Apr 07
I have never tried it before, but I would like to sometime. I don't really know where to get it around here where I live, but if I ever come across it, I would be interested to see what it's like since I've heard how good it is. It sounds like something I would like! :)
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@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
19 Apr 07
Well you should by all means try it when you get the chance. It may not be that nice at first but you will get over the fuzz and the not so nice smell, it really tastes good.
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@daffin (24)
• Philippines
17 Apr 07
i love durian! though it smells bad but it taste very delicious and the durian candy too..just try it out guys! you'll surely crave for more!!
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@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
18 Apr 07
Yes! same here, it took me a while to learn to love the fruit and when i did it never came to a point of falling out of love.
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@whyaskq (7532)
• Singapore
17 Apr 07
Durians smell nice and taste nice if bought and consume immediately. I used to enjoy the fruit when it was really seasonal. Now that we can find it all year round, I do not eat it anymore, partly because it is no longer appealing. Besides, it is high in sugar and cholestrol other than heaty.
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@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
17 Apr 07
Yes its not advisbale to eal durian always. Those who have high blood pressure are not encouragd to eat lots of durian.
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• Philippines
17 Apr 07
ACtually, when i tried durian candy from davao philippines, i liked it! even if the smell isnt that good. so i thought i would love the real thing. but i didnt.
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@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
17 Apr 07
you can try it, its as good as the candy.
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@Kalikala (433)
• United States
15 Apr 07
I have not tried it yet. I have heard that it smells terrible, but tastes wonderful. I hope that I get a chance to try it someday! I've heard that some hotels do not allow it in the rooms because it stinks the place up!
@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
15 Apr 07
Yes, it does. I have a similar experience before I ate durian but now Im already used to it and enjoyed it a lot.
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@brimia (6584)
• United States
14 Apr 07
I've never tried it and I only heard about it for the first time here on mylot about a month ago.
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@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
14 Apr 07
its a kind of fruit that can be found in asia, we have lots of it here in the Philippines.
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• United States
9 Sep 07
I have never heard of or tasted durian..Presently I am taking a liquid supplement from mangosteen fruit that has really helped my health immensely..:)
@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
10 Sep 07
thats nice, here we eat the fresh mangosteen fruit. have a nice day.
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• United States
10 Sep 07
That is great..The supplement I take combines mangosteen fruit, aloe vera and green tea with many viamins and minerals into a liquid form. They use the whole mangosteen.. Tell me how much to buy this fruit in the phillipines?
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@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
12 Sep 07
The kilo here is less than a dollar, there are lots of mangosteen around since the fruit is in season.
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• Malaysia
12 Sep 07
Of course.Durians also the most famous fruits here is Malaysia.I like it very much.There's a period of time i ate till i feel like vomitting when i saw the durians.It's because i eat too much. Many foreigner don't like it because of the smell.
@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
25 Sep 07
Wow, I have not eaten that much, I just eat what I can carry I eat durian but not a very avid durian eater like you. have a nice day!
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@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
25 Sep 07
Wow, I have not eaten that much, I just eat what I can carry I eat durian but not a very avid durian eater like you. have a nice day!
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