08 May '13, 5pm

#Bizarre Bites: The funky, rotten-onion-stinkin truth behind my least favorite fruit, #durian. @C…

#Bizarre Bites: The funky, rotten-onion-stinkin truth behind my least favorite fruit, #durian. @C…

Is it rotten onions? Funky garbage fumes? A dirty gym sock after a high school basketball tourney? No, that could simply be fresh fruit. Durian, known in Asia as the “king of fruits,” is crowned with a spiky exterior and filled with stinky fruit flesh. This fruit from the durian tree is a popular snack in Southeast Asia. It looks scary, but smells scarier. The bowling ball-sized fruit is covered in 2-inch greenish-brown thorns that can pierce the skin if you’re not careful. The smell of durian is so strong, it permeates the inch-thick husk. I’ve eaten durian about 15 times, and I just don’t like it. I don’t like the taste or it’s mouth feel. But if you can get past the threatening exterior and the harsh smell, you might end up loving the fruit.

Full article: http://andrewzimmern.com/2013/05/08/bizarre-bites-durian/

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