DURIAN #FACTS JUL. 22, 2018 Due to its unusual smell, the #durian #fruit has gained a cult following and has a huge reputation among those brave enough to try it. Either you hate it, or you love it, but everyone who’s tried it has an opinion on the #durianfruit
If you’ve never seen a durian fruit, it’s unlikely you’d miss it as you perused the farmers market. Even without the distinct aroma, the fruit is a sight to behold. Measuring between 10 and 12 inches long, six inches wide, and covered in a thick, thorny green husk, the durian is a hefty fruit
However, if you’re perusing the fruit at a farm stand, you’d better be prepared to walk your two-to-seven pound purchase home. In several countries, including Thailand and Singapore, the durian fruit has been banned from mass transit. The smell is bad enough, but what’s worse is that it lingers, sometimes for hours, after the fruit is gone. On public transit, “no durian” are just as prevalent as “no smoking.” Now, if you’re brave enough to overlook the smell and get your stinky fruit home, what do you do next?
The flesh of the fruit is actually extremely versatile. It can be eaten raw, though the #flavor is often overpowered by the stench. It can also be cooked and used as a flavoring additive in many dishes. Possibly the most shocking, however, is its most common use – in candies and baking
Those who’ve tasted the durian fruit describe it as sweet, and crème brûlée-like. The texture is custardy, further emphasizing its dessert qualities. The most traditional way of #eating the fruit is to mix it with sugar and wrap it in a pancake. One #NewYorkCity ice cream parlor mixes it with #banana and turns it into a surprisingly popular ice cream #FOODNINFO #FOODNETWORK #TRUECOOKS #NYC #LAEATS #bonappetit #huffpostgram #uglydelicious #CHEFLIFE #NETFLIX #VICENEWS
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