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Old 10-21-2007, 09:03 PM   #1
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Anyone tried durian?

Local Asian market carries them. Thinking of buying one. Wife doesn't want me to bring one home though.

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Old 10-21-2007, 09:06 PM   #2
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I haven't, qmax. Look here for a discussion about it here on DC.
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Old 10-21-2007, 09:18 PM   #3
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Interesting. The fruit seems to be perceived differently by each person.

Here's the wiki article:

Durian - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 10-22-2007, 11:33 AM   #4
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Yes.

To me it smelled and tasted like garbage and gasoline.

Once was enough.
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Old 10-22-2007, 04:19 PM   #5
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Both Andrew Zimmern ("Bizarre Foods") & Anthony Bourdain ("No Reservations") tried durian on episodes of their shows. Neither one liked it, & considering the things they eat on their programs, I'd consider that a very dubious endorsement.

Not only that, but both mentioned that the smell of durian is so unpleasant & so intense that it's barred from being taken on ground public transportation, into hotels, or on planes in the countries where it's sold.

That alone should tell you something.
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Old 10-22-2007, 04:55 PM   #6
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Not only that, but both mentioned that the smell of durian is so unpleasant & so intense that it's barred from being taken on ground public transportation, into hotels, or on planes in the countries where it's sold.

That alone should tell you something.
I hear what you are saying Breezy, but I do not completely agree with your last statement. Think of all the stinky cheeses that make your nose want to run and hide, but once you get them in your mouth they are delicious. Granted none of them (to my knowledge) have been banned from public transportation or other public places, but I have smelled some cheeses that I wished were.

There are many people who love durian. So much so that it's nickname is "The G-d Of All Fruit".
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Old 10-22-2007, 04:56 PM   #7
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Not only that, but both mentioned that the smell of durian is so unpleasant & so intense that it's barred from being taken on ground public transportation, into hotels, or on planes in the countries where it's sold.

That alone should tell you something.
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Old 10-22-2007, 05:07 PM   #8
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BIG-TIME THANKS Jennyema!!!!!

GB - I'm a big-time "stinky cheese" fan. I ADORED Leiderkranz (RIP), & buy "authentic" limburger when I can get it.

But when I see folks who regularly eat insects, "stinky" (aka fermented) tofu, & other things that I can't mention here because they'd be censored, literally spit durian out of their mouths on camera, I figure I can pretty much assume that I won't like it. Nor will probably 99% of the rest of the foodie population.

But as you say - to each his own. Just don't go touting that durian is being given bad press by a bunch of weenies. Just ain't so. LOL!!
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Old 10-22-2007, 05:37 PM   #9
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Wife doesn't want me to bring one home though.
Buy it, keep it in the trunk, then try it at work the next day.

And PLEASE post your opinion, after you've tried it! I'm intrigued, but too chicken to try it myself.

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Old 10-22-2007, 05:56 PM   #10
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Qsis - do you not bother to read previous posts?? This isn't something you can "buy & keep in the trunk". Geesh.
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