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AsianCorrespondent - The durian experience – Malaysia’s most popular and pungent fruit: By Nathan Schwartzman It...

Its fans believe it to be one of the world’s greatest delicacies, yet equally as many have derided its flavor in extremely colorful terms. It is known as the “king of the fruits”, yet there are actually places where it is illegal to eat it in public. No trip toMalaysiacould be complete without trying it. We are talking, of course, about the infamous durian fruit. The heavy fruit with sharp thorns and creamy yellow flesh is native to Malaysia and for centuries has been both celebrated and despised. The fruit does occasionally show up on Korean grocery shelves, but it is best experienced in its home country of Malaysia. And if travel is about broadening your horizons through new experiences, well, durian is sure to be a very new experience. A display rack of durians for sale by a street vendor in Kuala Lumpur. Pic: Jack Merridew, Wikimedia Commons. Descriptions of the durian...

Full article: http://asiancorrespondent.com/88144/the-durian-experience...

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