"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > The Back Porch > Off Topic Discussions
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 04-23-2011, 06:51 PM   #1
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Dawgluver's Avatar
Site Moderator
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 24,098
Durian

Saw a "Chopped" episode today where they had to cook with it.

Several years ago we were in Philly with my brother at the Asian market. We saw this huge porcupine fruit thing, and when I asked what it was, I did not understand. So I had to buy it. Took it back to Bro's place, where we eagerly cut it open. Talk about stink! OMG, rotting corpses come to mind! Bro's new wife was going to let it stay in the kitchen, I insisted we put it outside. I did taste it, and it really wasn't bad, but the smell!

It is called the "Fruit of Kings". The Kings can have it!
__________________

__________________
She who dies with the most toys, wins.
Dawgluver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2011, 07:19 PM   #2
Chief Eating Officer
 
GB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: USA,Massachusetts
Posts: 25,509
The smell really is horrible. My kids enjoy the taste and did not notice the smell being bad. I think their noses are broken.
__________________

__________________
You know you can't resist clicking
this link. Your eyes will thank you. VISUAL BLISS
GB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2011, 09:22 PM   #3
Executive Chef
 
Hoot's Avatar
Site Moderator
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: The edge of the Great Dismal Swamp
Posts: 3,308
I sure do wish we had a place nearby that sold such exotic items. I reckon the nearest place I can find items like that is in Norfolk. It's about 70 or so miles from here.
Every time we go, I have a rather long list of stuff to look for. Most times, the list is too long and I have to pick and choose what I will bring home.
__________________
Hoot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2011, 09:24 PM   #4
Master Chef
 
jennyema's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Boston
Posts: 9,257
The texture is nice but it smells like gasoline-soaked garbage
__________________
Less is not more. More is more and more is fabulous.
jennyema is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2011, 09:53 PM   #5
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Dawgluver's Avatar
Site Moderator
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 24,098
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hoot
I sure do wish we had a place nearby that sold such exotic items. I reckon the nearest place I can find items like that is in Norfolk. It's about 70 or so miles from here.
Every time we go, I have a rather long list of stuff to look for. Most times, the list is too long and I have to pick and choose what I will bring home.
Not sure you would like this item. Though it does kinda taste like tapioca pudding. No one else in our party was willing to taste it.
__________________
She who dies with the most toys, wins.
Dawgluver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2011, 11:08 PM   #6
Executive Chef
 
Hoot's Avatar
Site Moderator
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: The edge of the Great Dismal Swamp
Posts: 3,308
Could be... But i would still have to try it!
__________________
Hoot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2011, 11:10 PM   #7
Certified Pretend Chef
 
Andy M.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 41,362
Quote:
Originally Posted by jennyema View Post
The texture is nice but it smells like gasoline-soaked garbage

So, does the smell improve as it rots, culminating in a deliciously fruity smell when it's totally decomposed?
__________________
"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe." -Carl Sagan
Andy M. is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-23-2011, 11:20 PM   #8
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Dawgluver's Avatar
Site Moderator
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 24,098
Not sure if roadkill smells ever improve the more they rot. It's mooshy and not bad tasting if you can get beyond the aroma.
__________________
She who dies with the most toys, wins.
Dawgluver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2011, 12:09 AM   #9
Head Chef
 
Saphellae's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Kingston, Ontario
Posts: 1,611
Isn't it banned somewhere in public areas because of the smell?

I think it's Japan, or China
__________________
Saphellae is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-24-2011, 09:42 AM   #10
Chief Eating Officer
 
GB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: USA,Massachusetts
Posts: 25,509
Lots of places in Asia ban it in public places.
__________________

__________________
You know you can't resist clicking
this link. Your eyes will thank you. VISUAL BLISS
GB is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:45 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.