Thursday, August 30, 2007

Durians - I found you at last

Look what I found! ... ... ...

Rotten eggs.
Dead rat.
Onions, garnished with a dirty sock.
Stale Vomit.

So happy! :D

Yikes! It reeks! Yucks! It stinks! Something must be wrong up THERE...How can I be delighted?


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Rich glutinous smoothness.
Sweet (sometimes with hint of bitter) and creamy.
Pungently nice and aromatic.
Golden yellow custard color.

Hey, that's more like it.

It's Durian, da "King" of Fruits!

Well, rotten eggs or not - when it comes to durians, there's nothing like sitting on a fence. Either you like it or hate it. An acquired taste just like blue cheese and stinky tofu/beancurd (臭豆腐 ). I take durian and blue cheese, but have not developed any liking for stinky tofu/beancurd( 臭豆腐 ). Since it's that pungent, durians are usually not allowed in airports, subways, train stations etc.

What we are able to get here are mostly "Monthong" or Golden Pillow(金枕头 ). In Thai, Mon means "pillow" and Thong means "Gold" . The Monthong is named for its fruit appearance. It is said to be shaped like a pillow while the delicious pulp is a golden yellow. The seeds are mostly aborted, thus they are more popular for export to other countries for durian-hungry (Asian) people like me, who are not in Singapore or Malaysia.


Now you need to tell me if this looks like a dead rat, alien from the show "Alien", or simply just durian masked by cheerios (to make you cheer when you smell durian) ?.... or something else...errr...the skeleton head that marks toxic ?

Durians ? Like or not?

$2.99/lb ? Cheap or not?

I heard there are so many types/varieties of durians in Malaysia and Singapore nowadays. Are D24 and XO already a breed of the past? I'm so behind durian fashion. Educate me...What's IN and what's HOT ?

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