Stinky, Stinky, But Yummy Durian
I got me some durian. Now I know, I know, Durians smell like ass. But if you end up loving the taste of it as much as I do, you won’t even notice the smell at all.
I feel really grateful, for all of the different food my family exposed to my taste buds while I was in the womb and growing up. It’s allowed to really enjoy all kinds of ingredients and dishes. If I have one of those kids who won’t eat and enjoy things like durian or stinky tofu I’m going to be a very upset parent. But I digress, sorry, I’m tired.
Durian is a very dangerous fruit. Actually, my memories of it are from Asian movies where someone would take a durian and smash someone’s head open with it. The outside is covered in sharp spikes that can cut through your skin if you aren’t careful. I always make sure to hold the durian down with a towel in my left hand and slice it open with a knife in my right hand. Inside there are sections filled with the edible and custard-like fruit, kind of similar to pods. Each custard ball had a seed in it, so make sure that you don’t bite into it.
The taste in incredibly unique. It tastes like a durian, just like milk tastes like milk and a banana tastes like a banana. It’s sweet, it’s very filling and hearty, and like I said already, it has a custard texture. Definitely not a fat-free fruit, so try not to overload on it if you are trying to lose weight.
The hardest part is really just getting over the smell of it, which is quite powerful. People I have lived with have had to leave the room and even apartment whenever I would eat it. Whatever. More stinky fruit for me.