This is a special post dedicated to the almighty durian.

Durian is a fruit that’s common in Southeast Asia and is often known as the “king of fruits”.  If you look up durian on the internet it states that it is known for its “large size and unique odor”….I would have to say that “unique odor” is an understatement to say the least.  It smells bad, real bad!  Unfortunately (or fortunately?) I did not get the bravado to try it but I hear it doesn’t taste as bad as it smells.  Next time, right?

Here is a sample of what people have said durian tastes like:

“… its odor is best described as pig-shit, turpentine and onions, garnished with a gym sock. It can be smelled from yards away.”

“Its taste can only be described as… indescribable, something you will either love or despise… Your breath will smell as if you’d been French-kissing your dead grandmother.”

“It is of such an excellent taste that it surpasses in flavour all the other fruits of the world.”

Those might not be the strongest claims to make you want to try durian but I hear that it’s sweeter than you would think.  Next time I see durian, it’s mine…maybe you should try it too?  Just don’t bring it on the subway in Singapore!

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