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Known as the King of Fruits, Durian is certainly a force to be reckoned with. First of all, it's big, about the size of a rugby ball, and it's covered with thick, sharp spikes to ward off would-be Durian-eaters – it’s Mother Natures way of saying, "back off, sicko – you really don’t wanna taste what’s inside this thing."
But you don’t listen to Mother Nature, do you? No, instead, you take a machete to the thick, spiky rind, opening Pandora’s stinking, gelatinous box and unleashing the fury of a thousand rest-stop bathrooms on any olfactory nerve within a mile radius. What’s inside is an oozing, jelly-like fruit that has the scent of a port-o-john and the taste of port-o-john-flavored custard. Seriously, its hard to get past the smell, but if you do, you’ll be rewarded with a rich, creamy, mouthful of sick.
I don’t like durian (did I make that clear?), but for some reason this filthy fruit is a delicacy in many South East Asian Countries. A Malaysian friend of mine once described it giddily as "like eating ice cream in the toilet," as he shoveled the creamy, reeking mess into his mouth with his bare hands.
The smell and the after-taste can linger for hours, prompting Singapore to make durian illegal in public transport and hotels.
That being said, you should totally try it. See a video of me attempting to eat a durian here.
Check out how this girl went from hating it to loving it.l< << PREV 1 of 9 NEXT >>
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