Ladies & Gentlemen, it is my pleasure to introduce you today to the world’s most polarizing, bizarre and stinky fruit called DURIAN.
If you’ve ever been around it before, then you cannot forget the pungent aroma that you can smell from 50 feet away, and if you’ve ever tasted it, then that flavor sticks in your memory for eternity. But for all the lovers of this fruit, and believe me, there are MANY — it’s almost like a ‘cult following’ where people are extremely addicted to eating it.
Durian is only found in Southeast Asia, where it naturally grows, and MALAYSIA is known to be the birthplace of the fruit. In other words, the durian you will find in Malaysia is the best in the world.
Today, I met up with a wonderful Malaysian family in K.L. (who I met 10 months ago in Seoul) and they took me out to their favorite durian ‘warehouse’ — the mecca for durian eaters. To be honest, I enjoyed durian a lot more this time than my previous 6 or 7 times eating it!
Have you ever tried durian before? Did you like it or hate it? Please share your thoughts below, I’m curious to know!