Durian Challenge

Forget all of the hype surrounding Durian. Sure, it smells horrible, but it tastes great. The fruit tastes more like a creamy, perfumy custard than the comparisons that have been made to runny, strong French cheese.

Don (aka HogDawg from Dude Night) visited Jakarta recently and emailed me that he’d eaten it from a street vendor, thereby throwing down the gauntlet. He brought an entire fresh fruit to my house and we ate it – outside of course. My wife will tolerate quite a bit, but she has her limits.

Although the smell of this fruit is really bad – not unlike rotting garbage, eating it really wasn’t much of a challenge. It had a flavor that, to me, was almost indescribable. Very unique, sweet, with an almost floral flavor. I enjoyed this very much, and would definitely eat it again.

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