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Old 01-04-2009, 05:12 PM   #1
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I am eating durian

Found some at the local Asian market and decided I had to try.

I am eating some as I type this.

I am astounded. Not sure why this fruit has the reputation it does.

It is creamy, almost pudding like in texture, mild in flavor, slightly fruity, slightly onion flavor.

Not unpleasant in the least.

Anyone else tried it?

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Old 01-04-2009, 05:14 PM   #2
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I have always wanted to try. Did you get fresh or frozen?
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Old 01-04-2009, 05:16 PM   #3
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id love to try it but my local asian market doesnt have it
im sure if i go to the city ill find it easily
im just not much of a city kinda guy .

one day
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Old 01-04-2009, 05:18 PM   #4
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I have always wanted to try. Did you get fresh or frozen?

This was the hulled lobes, frozen. Came in a package of 2 lobes. I have just about eaten both of them. They are somewhat rich, though.

I bought it yesterday and let it thaw in the fridge. I am eating it at refrigerator temperature. Maybe it gets funkier at room temp.
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Isn't it the bloom that stinks?
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Isn't it the bloom that stinks?

I think it is the fruit. I've been to a couple place in Asia where the fruit is not allowed on public transportation.
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I think it is the fruit. I've been to a couple place in Asia where the fruit is not allowed on public transportation.
I knew something stank about it - couldn't remember! Glad yours was good!
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Durian - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 01-04-2009, 05:29 PM   #9
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I've never tried it, but would probably give it a whirl. Anthony Bourdain likens it to a rich ripe "stinky" French cheese.
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Old 01-04-2009, 05:31 PM   #10
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I've never tried it, but would probably give it a whirl. Anthony Bourdain likens it to a rich ripe "stinky" French cheese.
Well, I didn't find it unpleasent, albeit a bit unusual.
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