King of Fruits - Durian

Malaysia
October 24, 2008 2:49am CST
The name Durian comes from the Malay word duri (thorn) with suffix-an. This fruit is distinctive for its large size, unique odour and formidable thorn covered husk. Its shape ranges from oblong to round, the colour of its husk green to brown and its flesh pale yellow to red, depending on the species. The edible flesh emits a distinctive odour, strong and penetrating even when the husk is intact. I overheard once a man comments on TV that it smells like baby's diapers.The odour has led to the fruit's banishment from certain hotels in South East Asia. Regardless of the strong smell, durian are very much loved by people in this region. The flesh can be eaten by itself and is used to flavour a wide variety of savoury and goodies. Anyone care to try Durian out.. yummy
3 responses
• Malaysia
24 Oct 08
I know the taste of durian is nice. I am from Asia, particularly from Malaysia and here the fruit durian is called the king of the fruit. I like eating it raw with a couple of spoonfuls of coconut milk and brown sugar. Add in some glutinous rice to it, it will become the food from heaven. I love to eat durian just like that too. I like cooking it with coconut milk and brown sugar and then eat it with bread. There was this one time when my mother made durian ice-cream and the taste is not bad. When it is sour we can add it into our cookings like fish.
• Malaysia
24 Oct 08
wow... sounds so yummy. Am sure going to try it out if I can get hold of some..
• Malaysia
24 Oct 08
I am sure you will because here it is very easy to get hold of durians. Happy eating!
@pinks17 (2192)
• Philippines
24 Oct 08
I was born in Davao but grew up in Manila.I don't have any idea how Davao looks like and I know that it's one of the famous fruit in Davao.I find the taste really odd but what's ironic is that I LOVE THE DURIAN CANDY so much..
• Malaysia
24 Oct 08
Dodol Durian that's the local name given for the candy. It takes many hours of hard stiring of the ingredients over low fire to obtain the right texture. But at the end of the process, you get to enjoy a sweet and very rich taste of the dodol. Am glad you liked it.. Thinking about it makes my mouth water...
• Malaysia
24 Oct 08
since a long time I heard that durian is the King of Fruit and I;ve been wondering WHY? Is it because of the flavour, is it because of it's appearance with all the thorn outside? whatever it is, I still enjoy this fruit no matter what people say. Sometimes, the price of durian can be very high and it also depends on it's varety.
• Malaysia
24 Oct 08
Thanks for your response.. I agreed on the price tag but it varies from the size and quality of the fruit. But even than that won't stop people continuing to consume it. My guess is the unique taste of the sweet tangy flesh that's makes people can't stop eating them. I'm one of them..