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Old 06-13-2014, 02:12 AM
 
Location: Honolulu, HI
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Its one of my favorite fruits growing up as a kid. Sure, it smells, but so does a lot of cheese.
I agree! Durian is ono! I hated cheese when I was young, now I like most cheese.

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Old 06-15-2014, 12:47 PM
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I really enjoy it, but i would never recommend it if you're meeting new people or going on a date....not for the faint of heart. Once you cut it open, you need to finish it. Don't leave left overs. They do sell some at the market already cut and placed in plastic containers, so not so bad. Btw, there is a proper way to cut it open. Otherwise, it can be a mess and adventure along your hands getting scratched up.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LZqorHq0jM
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Old 06-15-2014, 01:28 PM
 
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I used to love the stuff. I don't eat it much anymore because it's harder to find a nice fresh and ripe one here and most of the stuff here is frozen. I don't find the smell repulsive at all. It's one of those things that you either love it or hate it at first smell/taste.
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Old 06-15-2014, 02:04 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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Hahaha... did you know that durian gets pollinated by bats??
Yep, I agree that the smell is just awful, BUT the taste is heavenly. You just need to give you some time to get accustomed to the taste.
I never had to deal with the whole fruit, so I didn't experienced the process of cutting and scooping it out. The store near I live sells it already fleshed out. (and it's expensive)
There are many varietals of it, but I really like the ones that taste like very ripe, sweet, bananas or custard.
I had crepes filled with fresh durian, and they were really good. I also had an ice cream and a cake - both tasty.
Give it a chance, and remember - do not inhale when you are taking a bite.
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Old 06-15-2014, 02:07 PM
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It smells like week old onions stuffed into a dirty gym sock. It looks and feels like custard. It is actually very healthy for your skin because it has a lot of sulfur in it. I can eat like 1-2 spoons then I'm done. They are pretty expensive and your entire living area will smell like ass for awhile.
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Old 06-15-2014, 02:13 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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^^^ Lol. I was told to drink cold water out of the durian shell - it neutralize effects after eating durian including the annoying smell in the mouth.

Some say that durian is an aphrodisiac that has an effect similar to viagra.

"Not only is the fruit supposedly an aphrodisiac, but durian lovers swear it raises levels of serotonin, temporarily easing anxiety and providing a "hot body high." Like crack. Fruit crack?"

The Durian Fruit Smells Like Hot Poop Garbage But Kind Of Gets You High, So | xoJane
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Old 06-15-2014, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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Thanks JL for posting the video. Looks like a lot of work but if you like it I guess it is worth it.
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Old 06-16-2014, 09:32 AM
 
Location: between Mars and Venus
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There're different grades of durians. I would describe the smell a mix of musky strawberry aroma with vanilla milk undertone. The higher grade is more expensive and more fragrant, taste is richer and very creamy. Some taste bittersweet as if coated with beer. Also the flesh range from crisp to soft, I personally prefer its texture crisp. Durians are fruit tonic and make excellent desserts like durian cream puffs, pancakes, ice cream etc.

Here's something to gross you out... It was said in ancient times, an admiral from China named "Cheng Ho" went on a mission where he travelled to Asia. On the way of his journey he had an urge call, but apparently there was no WC around. So he found a secluded spot in the woods and layed his eggs there... A durian tree was born
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Old 07-24-2018, 11:10 PM
 
Location: Jakarta
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Yes. It is just meh. There are other much better tropical fruits in South East Asia.
There are of course, For example: Rambutan.

I like durian and I think it's better than dogfruit.
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Old 07-25-2018, 12:16 AM
 
Location: Silicon Valley, CA
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Its one of my favorite fruits growing up as a kid. Sure, it smells, but so does a lot of cheese.
I actually dislike a lot of strong smelling cheeses, but I LOVE durian. In fact, I like a lot of the strong smelling Asian foods like stinky tofu, natto and durian for some reason.
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