[NAFEX] King of fruits?
Docshiva at Docshiva.org
Thu Sep 17 16:58:09 EDT 2009
Good point. I can't get past the smell of Durian, but like strong cheeses
like Gorgonzola and Limburger; neither of those are real popular in Asia.
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Sent: Thursday, September 17, 2009 6:28 AM
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Subject: Re: [NAFEX] King of fruits?
The best thing about durian, in my humble opinion, is how quickly it spells
out the cultural differences between the American taste buds & Asian
cultures. I've had a number of Asian friends over the years who do think
durian is the king of fruits. It would be interesting to discover what
flavors from North America make them retch.
On Sep 17, 2009, at 7:52 AM, Ginda Fisher wrote:
I saw fresh durian for sale in Boston's Chinatown on Monday. I didn't have
the courage to buy it, though. I have a very strong sense of smell, and
while I often enjoy sour, bitter, or astringent foods I don't generally like
Hector Black wrote:
We saw a durian at an asian market in either Seattle or Vancouver. I'd
heard it described as the "Queen of tropical fruits" and bought one,
packaged nicely in a net bag. We took it up to our hotel room, everyone
gathered around with great expectation as my son-in-law took a knife to open
it. There were these balls of custardy creamy white stuff inside the firmer
flesh. But the odor permeated the whole room in no time. Smelled like
sh*t, The only one who could get it past the nose was my son-in-law who
can't smell at all. We didn't know what to do with it - had to get it out
of the room as the odor was sickening. Wrapped it in plastic and paper
several times and dropped it off . Now I understand why some hotels in the
orient have signs reading "No durians allowed". hector black middle tn
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