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I've gotten used to the smell. But the taste.....Blech.
Something wrong with your nose and your taste buds, it tastes alot better than it smells.
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What the hell is a durian?
A SE Asian fruit that is as big as a pineapple or bigger and the outside resembles the pic of the esplanade concert hall above and literally smells like shit
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I don't know what a Durian is, what is it?

But my first legal drink was a Singapore Sling on my twentyfirst birthday.

The were GOOD too; were they invented by some bartender at the Raffles Hotel or something? Can't remember the story.

The Fraternity guys took me to the Timbers in Goleta (near UC Santa Barbara)
The Timbers was so named because it was constructed from timbers of the building off Santa Barbara that was shelled by a Japanese submarine in World War II, one of the few attacks on the US mainland by Japan.
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Ahh yes, Singapore Sling.

How about Singapore chow mein?

A durian is very big, spikey and sharp fruit. It is heavy and has a strong aroma. Once you have eaten durian a couple times, the smell no longer is bad, but exotic yet strangely pleasant. At least to myself.

Anyways, the durian has pretty tough outer 'shell.' I bust out a big sharp knife and cut away a large vertical section, usually 1/4 to 1/3. The flesh inside is devided into sections, usually 5 or more, like an orange, except each section is divided by a thick wall of hard woody material.

Flesh is pale yellow, slightly firm yet soft. The texture once in the mouth is like custard with a very slight crispy bite. It tastes like what an Asian market smells like. Sort of like a weird Japanese candy that your asian friend gave you to try.

Mild to medium sweetness, somewhat stringy in areas near the large, brown oddly-shaped seeds. Supurb combo of sweetness, flavor and density. The taste is hard to describe; maybe a cross between bananas, pineapple, vanilla, garlic and onions! It is fairly fatty, so you don't get any sugar crashes after eating. Once one is accustomed to durian, it is hard to stop eating. It simultaneously creates yet satisfies a strange craving like I have not experienced before.

The are expensive and hard to come by in the states. Your best bet is frozen durian, packaged and shipped on the peak of ripeness, usually found in speciallized asian supermarkets in large cities. They are pretty expensive, running anywhere from $1.50/lb to $5/lb. The average size is 8-10 lbs, so you are at looking at a minimum of 12 bucks for, in reality, 1 to 2 lbs of edible fruit.

After eating, you will feel bliss. Burping, an inevitability, will bring back the taste and smell of the former durian, and will continue to do so until several hours and/or meals have come and gone.

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