12 May 2010

Durian. King of Fruits



I don’t hate durian. I just don’t love it. I’m the only person in this family who doesn’t like it. Chris loves it. Josh and Zoë both love it. Taste-wise, it’s okay. It’s just the smell that I don’t like. I can’t describe it. The only word that comes to mind: Pungent.

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38 COMMENTS:

blueviolet said...

I've never heard of it before!

jen@odbt said...

Can't say I've ever had it. It is an interesting looking fruit though.

LeAnna said...

I've heard that a durian can smell like cat poop. Maybe that was a bit of an exaggeration, but my friend didn't like the smell at all! She said they do taste good. Such a weird fruit!

Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) said...

Never heard of or seen one of those. Now I'm curious...

Liz (Loving Mom 2 Boys) said...

I've heard of them, but never seen them before!! At least they are cool looking fruit!!

Muthering Heights said...

Wow, that is one crazy looking fruit!

Kasie said...

never heard of it before. One of the many things I love about blog world... visiting far away places & learning about new weird fruit that I would otherwise not know existed. :)

Genny said...

I've seen this on the Discovery or Cooking channel, but I've never tasted it! :) Not sure I'd want to after hearing that it smells pungent...lol!

parentingBYdummies said...

Never tasted it, but it looks pretty.

Mahmee said...

I think I remember seeing that fruit being sold by a vendor when we were in China. When you say 'pungent'...what kind of pungent are you referring to? It is a lovely fruit though...all of those angles and colors. Hope your mother's day was super fantastic!
M.

Michelle @ Flying Giggles said...

This is the first time I have heard of it. It definitely looks a bit odd, I am always ready to try new things!

Alicia said...

You know what is so funny? I've only heard of this fruit because I have this tree on Farmville (on Facebook)..LOL!

Is it a sweet fruit?

Ash said...

i am not a big fan of it either - just the sight of that has made me not wanting it. i would choose a less smelly fruit given the option but maybe i should be bold and try it. :)

GrammyMouseTails said...

never heard of it either? but makes for an interesting pic! sort of a pineapple with the mumps? Happy WW! Faythe @GMT

Puanani503 said...

I'd like to try it too..just don't know about the cat poop smell..lol..uggh

alicia said...

Never even heard of it. Like pineapple?? Happy Wordless Wed. Drop by and link up.

alicia

kailani said...

They remind me of lychee. Are they similar?

debi9kids said...

I've never heard of it before and you definitely don't make me want to try it. LOL

allthingsnew said...

Are you in China too? Only place I've ever seen a Durian...or smelled one rather :)

4 Lettre Words said...

How do you get to the good stuff???

Happy Wednesday!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I don't think I would like it either. If it smells, I don't ususally get past the smell.

Run DMT said...

That fruit scares me and I can't eat anything that gives me the eevie-jeevies. lol I wouldn't even know how to begin to cut it open to even taste it. Can you juice it? Is it high in vitamins and minerals and even worth trying?

paige said...

I've never had it but it looks neat in a photo. ;)

Lindy said...

It sure looks pretty though. I'm thinking I would pass over it just because it looks too daunting to figure out how to cut into it!

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

I never had it. Interesting looking.

Nezzy said...

This is new to me! They do make a most beautiful picture!

God bless ya and have a marvelous day!!!

Nezzy said...

This is new to me! They do make a most beautiful picture!

God bless ya and have a marvelous day!!!

Penny@FOSTER2FOREVER said...

What kind of fruit is that????

Jen said...

I've never seen that before. Whoever was the first person to try it was very brave.

Brenda said...

Is this the same as Jack fruit? I have seen it, but never tried it. Does it have a strong smell?

Elle Bee said...

How interesting! I've never heard of it before!

It's been a long time since I visited--I love the new look.

Veronica Lee said...

I don't hate durians but I'm not crazy over them either. Hubby can eat 10 whole (small) durians at one go! My Hong Kong cousins can't get enough of them!

Jojomama said...

Does it really smell rotten?
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ModernMom said...

I am living a shelterd life! I have never heard of this fruit:)

the Lola Letters said...

I honestly have to say, I thought I knew about every fruit that was out there. I could not have been more wrong... I wonder what other fruits are out there that I know nothing about!

RoseBelle said...

I love durian! We only have frozen ones here and everyone tells me the fresh ones taste so much better. I believe them. I love durian desserts, ice cream, and cake. The only thing is many of my family can't stand the smell. Oh well, that's too bad for them!

Aunt LoLo said...

I've tried it.....if it's not super fresh, it just tastes nasty. If it IS super fresh, it's..edible. Lo Gung LOVES it. Someone once described it as rotten onions. Heh.

Dandy said...

I've never had it but I've smelled it at the store!

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