Sunday, 17 July 2011

Food Glossary: Durian

The durian is widely know in Southeast Asia as the 'king of fruits' and stands out not only for it's spiky, thick outer skin but it's unique and terrible strong smell!!  The smell is so bad that the fruit is banned from some public places!  Despite this it is known as an expensive fruit for those who can afford the luxury.  I finally sampled it when in Vietnam and I have to say I thought it was terrible!  The texture is mushy and flavour much like the smell.  I did speak with many locals who really enjoy the fruit though and who said that it does take a bit of perseverance with!


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