Monday, 17 October 2011

Another Exotic Fruit - "Funky-Smelling" Durian

This fruit has its special status. I've been avoiding talking about it for the longest time, because I didn't know how to approach it. It's main characteristic is a very specific smell that stinks! Wikipedia explains it as the smell that  evokes reactions from deep appreciation to intense disgust, and has been described variously as almonds, rotten onions, turpentine and gym socks. The odour has led to the fruit's banishment from certain hotels and public transportation in southeast Asia.
But the taste is incredible and worth trying! Unfortunately, in Canada it is rarely available...

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