Durian King Of Fruit - Pictures and Video (me eating and some 'how to')

by Raja Kamil 31 replies
Do you know what is Durian?
If you come to Malaysia, you should eat this fruit.
For some, it quite smelly. Very strong of fruit smell.

You can also get Durian from neighbouring country like Indonesia and Thailand.

Ok, here some pictures that I just taken before eating it with my family.








Here a video, recording me on 'How to open Durian'



A quick question, any warriors that have tried this fruit before?
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  • Profile picture of the author jimbo13
    I have.

    Tastes nice but the smell makes you feel sick.

    I had heard it described as the 'Heaven and Hell' fruit.

    Tastes like Heaven and smells like Hell.

    That was a good description.

    Dan
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  • Profile picture of the author Don Schenk
    Thank you, now I know what that fruit is.

    In the US most grocery stores are part of a chain of stores, and there are only a few dozen chains in the entire country. They never carry fruits and vegetables from other countries.

    Occasionally there will be a store owned by an independent grocer.

    There is one independent grocery here just north of Cincinnat, Ohio that is the size of 7 large supermarkets all put together under one roof. The place is called Jungle Jim's. He has quit a website by that same name.

    Jungle Jim's store carries grocery items from everywhere in the world! They even fly in fresh fruits and vegetables from all parts of the globe, and I have seen Durians in the produce section of "the Jungle" as locals call the store, and did not know what that fruit was.

    I would have tried to just cut it in half. Your video shows me how to open it.

    Thanks

    :-Don
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    • Profile picture of the author Raja Kamil
      Originally Posted by jimbo13 View Post

      I have.

      Tastes nice but the smell makes you feel sick.

      I had heard it described as the 'Heaven and Hell' fruit.

      Tastes like Heaven and smells like Hell.

      That was a good description.

      Dan
      Hi Jimbo.
      Perhaps, for first timer that just see the durian, will not like with it's stinky smell.

      For me, I've been eating Durian since I'm at 4 years old.
      My family did have a durian tree, and whenever we smell the fruit, we know durian is nearby.

      Originally Posted by Don Schenk View Post

      Thank you, now I know what that fruit is.

      In the US most grocery stores are part of a chain of stores, and there are only a few dozen chains in the entire country. They never carry fruits and vegetables from other countries.

      Occasionally there will be a store owned by an independent grocer.

      There is one independent grocery here just north of Cincinnat, Ohio that is the size of 7 large supermarkets all put together under one roof. The place is called Jungle Jim's. He has quit a website by that same name.

      Jungle Jim's store carries grocery items from everywhere in the world! They even fly in fresh fruits and vegetables from all parts of the globe, and I have seen Durians in the produce section of "the Jungle" as locals call the store, and did not know what that fruit was.

      I would have tried to just cut it in half. Your video shows me how to open it.

      Thanks

      :-Don
      Don, you've to try it.
      If you watch my video on youtube, you'll find out, other video from US people that eating durian too

      Anytime you've trouble opening Durian, just let me know.
      My durian was pre-cut, so it's easy to open bare hand.:rolleyes:

      Regards;
      Raja Kamil
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      • Profile picture of the author QuickSurf
        I won't go 10 ft within Durian, tried it twice, never again. Absolutely disgusting in taste/smell.
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        • Profile picture of the author Raja Kamil
          Originally Posted by QuickSurf View Post

          I won't go 10 ft within Durian, tried it twice, never again. Absolutely disgusting in taste/smell.
          haha......I guess you're not lucky enough to taste a sweet durian.

          It's durian season right now,
          if you like, I can post you some
          (seriously)
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  • Profile picture of the author Raja Kamil
    By the way, here my simple advice, if you want to buy a durian, you need to find a Malaysian or Indonesian or Thailand that is used with Durian taste.

    Sometimes, irresponsible exporter, just exporting the low-quality Durian
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  • Profile picture of the author DazedandConfused
    Whoa! I can smell it from here! Was that you? (I thought my dog farted...:rolleyes: )

    My Malaysian friends do say it tastes like ambrosia...(I'll take your word for it.)
    but that fruit from another planet sure has some good self defenses I must say...
    It tries its best not to be eaten!
    Who was the first guy to try Durian fruit?
    He must have been one hungry bugger...

    Cheers, Raja!
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  • Profile picture of the author la dominatrix
    Best use I ever found for a durian was as a weapon. I always got on a bus when I was carrying one, no matter how big the queue!
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  • Profile picture of the author Alex Barboza
    I had seen this fruit on Andrew Zimmern's "Bizarre Foods". That guy can eat whatever but durian fruit

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    I like apples.
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  • Profile picture of the author promhut729
    God, I can not stand this stuff is in the taste
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  • Profile picture of the author bkkmma
    Lovely fruit....very popular here in Thailand. Got to say it is nice but not the best fruit in Thailand.
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  • Profile picture of the author tchang
    Durian from Pontianak Indonesia is also no less tasty durian from Thailand.
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  • Profile picture of the author AMiRU
    This is best bro!
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  • Profile picture of the author axus_auto
    This is absolutely delicious. My whole family loves it. Once in a while, we have a durian fest ...
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    • Profile picture of the author Steve Lim
      Loks good, the durian buffet in PJ ss2 really cheap. RM9 per person only! And the quality is great!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author hireava
    Thanks for sharing! Very delicious fruit but with a foul smell.
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  • Profile picture of the author cyberdenizen
    Durian smells okay to me. I love the taste! You should try durian ice cream! It's to die for!
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    • Profile picture of the author swchiiz
      My favorite Fruit!!
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    • Profile picture of the author QuickSurf
      Originally Posted by cyberdenizen View Post

      Durian smells okay to me.
      You like the smell of what smells like like rotting flesh mixed with the nastiest gym sweat smell you can think of? I guess it's all cultural differences... seems people from Malaysia love it, where as damn near anyone else will yak from just the smell alone lol. Like how here in the U.S. majority of time our bacon is made a bit leaner and cut thin for nice and crispy bacon, but when I was in Ireland to all over Europe pretty much every place made bacon that seemed like it was thick, chewy and mostly fat... which to me was blahhh.
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      • Profile picture of the author seasoned
        Originally Posted by QuickSurf View Post

        You like the smell of what smells like like rotting flesh mixed with the nastiest gym sweat smell you can think of? I guess it's all cultural differences... seems people from Malaysia love it, where as damn near anyone else will yak from just the smell alone lol. Like how here in the U.S. majority of time our bacon is made a bit leaner and cut thin for nice and crispy bacon, but when I was in Ireland to all over Europe pretty much every place made bacon that seemed like it was thick, chewy and mostly fat... which to me was blahhh.
        Who's to say? Many americans have heard of limburger. Dansk Ost is said to even be WORSE! If you want cheese in denmark, DON'T get dansk ost(aka danish cheese), unless you LOVE it!
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        • Profile picture of the author ThomM
          Originally Posted by seasoned View Post

          Who's to say? Many americans have heard of limburger. Dansk Ost is said to even be WORSE! If you want cheese in denmark, DON'T get dansk ost(aka danish cheese), unless you LOVE it!
          Steve, you don't know how much your post has made my mouth water:p
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  • Profile picture of the author dagaul101
    Sounds delicious, making my tummy rumble thinking of it
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    • Profile picture of the author pickthat apple
      I have seen it for sale in Chinatown. Maybe one day I will taste it, but I am not in a hurry
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