Saturday, August 05, 2006

The King of Fruits

One of the fruits I had been really looking forward to in SEA was durian. I've really only had them in Malaysia and thought I should give it a go in Thailand since you can find them everywhere here!

It took me a while to actually buy some since I couldn't eat a whole durian on my own (Ian is still repulsed) and individually wrapped pieces were quite expensive. On top of that, everytime I prodded one to test its freshness, they were all quite stiff! At first I thought perhaps, these weren't the good ones, but since this was the case everywhere and locals were buying them they must be what Thai durians are made off!

I finally gave in after a few days and bought a couple large pieces for 50 baht! To put this in perspective, you can get a whole durian for 80 baht and one meal here can cost 50 baht so that was one pricey snack!

I'm sad to say that I didn't enjoy this durian as much as I thought I would. It just didn't have the fresh creamy texture and strong aroma about it. It just wasn't a Malaysian durian!


At 4:10 AM, Anonymous Ian said...

Strong "Stinky" aroma! :) I even tried another bite, but nope, still don't like it!

At 7:52 AM, Anonymous felix said...

Keep trying them guys! apparently thailand has the most number of durian varietals... hundreds! so if you didn't like one, try another... you're bound to find one that you like. I guess it's like apples -- I don't like granny smiths but I loooove royal galas... I remember seeing this on the food network...

At 9:59 PM, Blogger zenani said...

I'm willing to eat most foods, but I'm with Ian on this one. Anything that smells that bad is not meant for human consumption. :)


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