Durian is a tropical fruit, which in my opinion tastes pretty good. It’s not cheap either. However it does smell quite fowl, I guess a rotten fruit kind of smell …
A reader told me that they make ice-cream in Malaysia with Durian …
Taken in Thailand (c) Don Charisma
113 thoughts on “Durians”
Yumm … I like durian 😉
I loved it. I had to eat it at the airport. The bas smell has made Sri Lankan forbid them on aeroplanes
Did you know, Malaysians eat the fruit, and after that to remove the smell from their hands and mouth, they pour water in the inside of the durian shell and drink it from there/rinse their fingers wit the water that passes through that shell? It’s weird I never really figured out what kind a chemistry works behind this …. But it really works!!!
Thanks, and yes one other person mentioned the exact same thing … I haven’t tried it myself, but will remember for when I have “durian-fingers” 😀
I’ve never heard of durian, and what a fascinating fruit. I wonder why nature gave it such a foul smell! At least it tastes good, huh?
I’m sure there’s a good reason, I have a suspicion it’ll have to do with attracting an animal (flies or pigs maybe) to assist in the growing of new durian trees … however I haven’t researched … and yes it tastes pretty alright, thick and creamy, sweetish consistency …
Great photo Don, I don’t know this fruit 🙂
Well it smells pretty awful, but tastes pretty alright 😀
And thanks 😀
We also have durian here 🙂 I am used to eating durian candy, but not the fruit itself. I suspect that even if they tell me it tastes good, I won’t be able to eat it uncooked because of the smell. One time, though, someone brought a durian pie and surprisingly, I ate a lot of it. There were only two of us in the office who actually liked it, so we were the only ones who finished the thing (not on the same day, though). I’m a confused soul.
LOL … thanks for sharing hun, and don’t worry, I love cooked tomatoes, find it very difficult to eat them raw … although I can just about palette cherry tomatoes these days after a lot of practice !
I like raw tomatoes and hardly care for cooked ones…he he he
I can smell them from here;-)
LOL … pungent !
dude, you been on the grappa again ?
😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 I KNOW you’d have said this 😀 😀 😀 telepathy 😀 😀 😀
In 10 mins I’ll be before a plate of spaghetti with tomato sauce and some little lambrusco wine.. 😉
Sounds very delicious wish I was there … enjoy and don’t drink too much !
Thank you Don!!! 🙂
a friend of mine bring a durian back from china to france..
a bad odor during all the travel, i test to eat a piece of it, a little taste of onion…
my friend told me that durians is surnamed the fruit of thousand savors
if my english is understandable.. 🙂
Understood it perfectly thanks … and I did wonder whether it may have some healing properties, so could be an ancient medicine … hadn’t looked into it in that much detail !
I like it too. I’ve also had it in ice cream and candy form.
All are good for you ?
Good for you? I don’t know if they are good for you but certainly tastes good.
OK Vince, so you like them, that’s what I was asking …
The one in the left, in the bottom seems like an ass or a heart depends on how you look it :P. Sorry I have a stupid day but it’s funny lol.
Alls well with me, laughing with you 😀
Now that I’ve looked closer st the photo………
They look sorta like a Baboons backside!
Sounds like they smell like one too!
Hey Don…..They’re ALL YOURS!
LOL, thanks dude …
Your welcome…if you don’t mind I’m gonna Photoshop a Durian on to a Baboon and see how it rates!
Better yet, you’re the photography expert…I think you should post something like that!
No disrespect to the Durian lovers……..I mean after all I love Braunshweiger (had to Google it to spell it).
Can you believe Braunshweiger wasn’t on my phone’s spell check!
Well it is now!
Have a great day!
Alls well my friend, and thanks for the challenge, but I’m a little up to my eyeballs today !
Never tried Braunshweiger, it looks like spam meat !
Think mulched liver!
Not unless someone pulls my fingernails out with pliers I probably wont LOL
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No, send me a link please 😀
Okay enjoy it. Do you like it? It’s not my favorite fruit.
Like it German’s call it – “Stink Fruit” 😀
Jepp and it stinks (smells like shit)! But some of them doesn’t taste that bad. 😀
I’ve never seen these!
Something new for you then !
Yes, thanks! 🙂
Smell aweful, taste pretty nice 😀
hmmm sounds “interesting”
In my country (Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam) Durians its a favorite fruit. Thailand Durian also known as Durians Monthong. Taste sweat. But dont eat that fruit over. 😀
If the smell lingers on ones breath, it might be a great way to break up with someone, that you don’t want to hurt! Just eat some before going out with them. They’ll probably run for the hills!
That and a bunch of garlic, and you can be sure to be single for at least 24 hours !
Ugh, I hate durian, the smell is so awful, when they chop and slice it, the whole street smells terrible. I also didn’t like the taste. Didn’t try the ice cream, though. Maybe that would be better 🙂
I thought it was OK, although there are other things I prefer to eat …
I’ve been seeing durian around the internet a lot recently. You mention that they’re not cheap. Can you give a range? I’ll try one when opportunity presents it.
Interestingly the prices are on the photos, which will be in Thai bhat … last time I think we payed 130 THB for one, but was a while ago so I don’t remember exactly …
It does tastes yummy! Durian! Just had that not long, there are varieties of that one, too Sir. The smaller the seeds, the richer and creamier it is. 😀
Ah, I didn’t know Durian had different varieties, perhaps hence the prices … and it’s not cheap here in Thailand, so I think Thais probably eat as a treat …
It’s not cheap here, too Sir. It varies upon the kinds of durian you will have. Those thicker and creamier ones are expensive 🙂
Ah, the caviar of durians !
Indeed! How are things there Sir? Heard about the martial law in Thailand.. Hope all is well there with you 🙂
Everything OK, not ideal situation, but hopefully it won’t cause any problems where I am 😀
Majority was on Bangkok, that was in the news. We can only hope for the best sir. Be safe 🙂
Thanks Mikee, and yes it’s happening in Bangkok, I will make some provisions in case of problems where I am …
No worries, Sir. Hopefully it will end soon. Take care!
Probably a few weeks, if it’s similar to last time this happened 😀
A favorite of elephants I’ve heard
That’s new one on me, but possible I’m sure !
In Indonesia, especially in Padang, durian eaten with rice… 🙂
Thanks, interesting to know 😀
Durian smells like hell(like rotten eggs) but tastes like heaven. To remove the foul smell from your hand, fill up the empty durian shell with water and use it as a washing bowl. No more smell!
Thanks that’s useful advice 😀
I don’t think I would cope with this. I can’t eat things that smell weird or funny. Strange I know. Sounds lovely though.
It is, and of course you don’t need to eat it !
for some reason the first thing that came into my mind when I say that picture was ‘what are those damn things’ but hey I’m sure they taste create. such creation, im saying it in the nicest possible way 🙂
also here in the Philippines, Durian ice cream and candy bar
LOL, ok so elsewhere in asia too 😀
Durian is the king of fruits in Asia. Yes, there is durian ice cream. In Singapore, durians are prohibited to be brought into trains or buses because of the strong smell. No matter how tightly you tie them up in plastic bags, the strong smell can still escape into the air!
Thanks for info 😀
I don’t really like to eat durian but I love durian ice-cream. Although I’ve got to say, the smell lingers in your mouth no matter how mild your ice cream may be – the power of the fruit I suppose…:)
all good 😀
…banned in all of the finest hotels too!
Makes sense !
Durian, that is I think, the one thing that Andrew zimmern spit out. Is it true its not allowed in certain places, because of the smell?
All true, but actually they taste quite good 😀
You don’t like ?
Me no like!!
OK, that’s cool … I don’t crave after them but would eat if offered …
i think my mum put me off durians, she would keep them in the fridge but everything would be infused with durian flavour including the water!!!
Yew, now that doesn’t sound nice … I could see how that’d put one off …
Looks (and probably smells) like jackfruit!
I’m not familiar with the smell of jackfruit !
As I recall, durian tastes like mango and onion combined…not a very popular combo. Jackfruit smells like bubblegum or really ripe fruit but is like chewier, sweeter mango.
I’m not so great at describing tastes smells etc … but you could be right on the durian …
We had these in Vanuatu and they were banned from hotel rooms because of the foul smell. I believe they were delicious though I didn’t try one.
taste pretty good I can attest, it’s very rich and creamy kind of eating … smell is strong, and not particularly pleasant, so I do understand those who dislike the smell …
Yes, they do make ice cream in Malaysia but when I was there i couldn’t bring myself to try it, the smell is just too awful….
I managed to overcome that, and tastes pretty good actually …