Durian

wp-1462248450469.jpgI’m not really sure how to describe durian. 

The Wikipedia describes it this way:

Regarded by many people in southeast Asia as the “king of fruits”,[5] the durian is distinctive for its large size, strong odour, and formidable thorn-covered husk. The fruit can grow as large as 30 centimetres (12 in) long and 15 centimetres (6 in) in diameter, and it typically weighs one to three kilograms (2 to 7 lb). 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 that is strong and penetrating even when the husk is intact. Some people regard the durian as having a pleasantly sweet fragrance; others find the aroma overpowering and revolting. The smell evokes reactions from deep appreciation to intense disgust, and has been described variously as rotten onions, turpentine, and raw sewage. The persistence of its odour, which may linger for several days, has led to the fruit’s banishment from certain hotels and public transportation in Southeast Asia.

I guess that’s accurate. I would describe the edible part to be a mix of smelly French cheese and a banana. It’s sort of just a weird fruit, but some people love it. I think it’s ok. Today was really only my second time having it. 

Anyway, we were driving on the windy road between balik pulau and Batu Ferringhi and stopped at a roadside stand to have some durian. wp-1462248387563.jpg

We met a nice lady who the stand. They aren’t really in season yet, but she had some available. 

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