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Just Another Durian Post

I like durians…who doesn't? My girlfriend adores it. So when we come across with these kings of fruit, she always gives me the “Shrek cute kitty eye thingy” stares. This would eventually end up with her eating 80% of whole thing. Seeing her happy is enough for me to agree with the 20% agreement. For your information, we usually buy them in bundle.

Last Saturday we did just that, a total of six medium size durians for RM10…a bargain you think? Not usually when it comes to quality. But eating durians from those plastic polystyrenes wrapping just doesn't cut it somehow. The true art of eating durians is too open the fruit yourself. You can say that “Life is like a durian, you never know what you're going to get”...And sometimes you get all kinds of stuff inside. Larva, ants, dead squirrels…

You can get durians all over Malaysia but Penang is the places where you can get the best of the best of this fruit. Want to buy durians using your credit cards? Just head over to Penang… seriously. There is even a place where you can pay a small amount of moolah and eat as much durian your stomach can support…pengsan!

Oh…I almost forgot. Did you know that you can get rid of the smell and heat by drinking from its skin? Anyway I found this on Wikipedia…this dude Richard Sterling a travel and food writer said that:

... its odor is best described as pig-shit, turpentine and onions, garnished with a gym sock. It can be smelled from yards away. Despite its great local popularity, the raw fruit is forbidden from some establishments such as hotels, subways and airports, including public transportation in Southeast Asia.

Oh common, it's not that bad isn't it. I don't know why “ang moh” can't stand the smell. It's a pity that last month durian eating competition (Penang) was canceled because of the tourist participant surrender before the whole thing even started.

and no...that's not a Durian..