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 …

Enjoy ๐Ÿ˜€



Taken in Thailand (c) Don Charisma

113 thoughts on “Durians

  1. 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!!!

    1. 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” ๐Ÿ˜€

    1. 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 …

  2. We also have durian here ๐Ÿ™‚ 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.

    1. 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 !

      1. ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ I KNOW you’d have said this ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ telepathy ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€
        In 10 mins I’ll be before a plate of spaghetti with tomato sauce and some little lambrusco wine.. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. 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.. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. 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 !

  4. 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!

      1. 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!

      2. 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 !



      1. Jepp and it stinks (smells like shit)! But some of them doesn’t taste that bad. ๐Ÿ˜€

  5. 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. ๐Ÿ˜€

  6. 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!

  7. 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. 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.

    1. 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 …

  9. 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. ๐Ÿ˜€

    1. 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 …

      1. It’s not cheap here, too Sir. It varies upon the kinds of durian you will have. Those thicker and creamier ones are expensive ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. 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!

  11. 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.

  12. 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. 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!

  14. 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…:)

      1. 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!!!

      1. 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.

    1. 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 …

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