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#1 Gary A

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Posted 2007-04-20 20:03:46

For years I wouldn't even consider eating that stinking fruit. Once in a while my wife would get one that wasn't ripe enough. The flesh was firm and didn't smell bad. The nearest thing I can compare it to was hickory nuts. I loved hickory nuts when I was a kid and actually still do. Anyways I eventually got to the point where parts were soft and too ripe. I ate them anyways. I guess it is an acquired taste because now I love the stinking stuff and am addicted to it..

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Posted 2007-04-20 23:11:28

hi Garry,


ohh man, I love that fruit!!!! So awesome in every way. I call it an extreme fruit.

#3 Jamie

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Posted 2007-04-21 01:13:47

The smell isn't very agreeable, but I don't think it's really that bad. I like durian, but don't think I could eat more than a pod or two at a time. To me, it tastes like a mix of butterscotch pudding and vanilla custard.

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Posted 2007-04-21 03:38:30

There is a New Zealand ice cream chain that sells fresh durian mixed with top quality vanilla ice cream in Malaysia (called a durian flow). Ridiculously good. I also have found that just chilling good durian in the freezer (but not anywhere near freezing it which would ruin it) really improves the taste, and makes it much more like a traditional cold custard rich dessert.

Edited by Jingthing, 2007-04-21 03:51:51.


#5 issanpaul

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Posted 2007-04-21 03:45:00

:o

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Posted 2007-04-21 13:19:04

Shamelessly plagiarised from the 'Pie!' thread:-

Durian Cheese Cake ?

Gotta try this when the missus brings a couple of the stinky things home :o

#7 Ulysses G.

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Posted 2007-04-21 19:10:34

I like it OK, but don't love it.
I went on a all durian diet for a while because it has good fat and protein - pretty much all the nutrients you need.
I lost a lot of weight, but never fell in love with the stuff.

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Posted 2007-04-22 21:26:46

Me too.
Monthong variety (just coming into season now) seems to be the best flavour and also smaller seeds (i.e. more flesh!)

Also good is Too Lien Gun which is the cooked durian inside the baby crap yellow plastic sausages - 45 baht for small & 70 baht for large. I could eat far more than I should.

Any health concerns with durian?

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Posted 2007-04-23 19:34:44

I buy deep frozen Durian in Switzerland . They are ripe, soft and taste great although pricey at 180 THB for 500 g

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#10 sutnyod

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Posted 2007-04-24 19:53:49

I like it OK, but don't love it.


Wow, you are a first! I have always thought that with durian there is no "so la la, just okay". It's either "Never" or "Cannot get enough"

For me: Cannot understand people complaining about the heat. After all: it's DURIAN season! (and mangoes! and mangosteen! .... ) Paradise!

@dash: I do my own frozen durian for lean times (or when it is so expensive that even I think twice before buying it) yummie

#11 Jamie

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Posted 2007-04-25 04:57:00

I like it OK, but don't love it.


Wow, you are a first! I have always thought that with durian there is no "so la la, just okay". It's either "Never" or "Cannot get enough"

For me: Cannot understand people complaining about the heat. After all: it's DURIAN season! (and mangoes! and mangosteen! .... ) Paradise!

@dash: I do my own frozen durian for lean times (or when it is so expensive that even I think twice before buying it) yummie


Do they still taste the same? Most fruit I've tasted frozen just don't taste good.

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Posted 2007-04-25 05:42:45

I have only ever tried it once, it went down and came straight back up again. To me it tasted like garlicky, sweet cheesy stuff. I think it is an acquired taste, not one that I will persevere in acquiring apart from the taste it was the texture I didn't like.
I do think that there are issues with the amount of cholesterol in it. Maybe someone more knowledgable than me knows for sure.

#13 BambinA

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Posted 2007-04-25 05:52:50

I don't like fresh durisn ,although i can eat it . (bit smelly)

but I DO love durian chip..jummmmmmmmmmmyyyyyyyyyyy

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Posted 2007-04-25 07:28:28

I have only ever tried it once, it went down and came straight back up again. To me it tasted like garlicky, sweet cheesy stuff. I think it is an acquired taste, not one that I will persevere in acquiring apart from the taste it was the texture I didn't like.
I do think that there are issues with the amount of cholesterol in it. Maybe someone more knowledgable than me knows for sure.


No cholesterol in it, but it may have a certain amount of fat (probably similar to an avocado). I first tried the durian candy...it was terrible. It tasted just like rotten onion and garlic. Not that I've ever had either, but you know what I mean.

When I got the chance to try the real stuff, I was reluctant. Tried it anyway. I like it, especially in comparison to the candy.

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Posted 2007-04-25 09:20:05

No cholesterol in it, but it may have a certain amount of fat (probably similar to an avocado).


It has quite a bit of very healthy fat, but avocados have even more.

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Posted 2007-04-25 09:49:26

I'm like you General, I can take it or leave it. There seems to be a PR mystique built up about it that doesn't really fit the product. There are certainly better fruits around, the best of all (in my opinion) are the rinchee which are about a month or two away on the dozen or so trees that grow on our land. And there's nothing like a freshly sliced cold mango for a hangover!

#17 sutnyod

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Posted 2007-04-25 10:56:02

Do they still taste the same? Most fruit I've tasted frozen just don't taste good.


Aehemmm..... the overripe Muan Thong I freeze still tastes like overripe Muan Thong after defrosting. I do the same with Mangoes, works too.
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#18 pampal

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Posted 2007-04-25 18:27:21

Durian is good, as long as it's fresh

#19 Ulysses G.

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Posted 2007-04-25 19:31:44

I'm like you General, I can take it or leave it. There seems to be a PR mystique built up about it that doesn't really fit the product. There are certainly better fruits around, the best of all (in my opinion) are the rinchee which are about a month or two away on the dozen or so trees that grow on our land. And there's nothing like a freshly sliced cold mango for a hangover!


Mangoes and Mangosteen are hard to beat! :o

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Posted 2007-05-04 04:08:11

This year for fourth time in Phuket. Earlier allways hated the smell of Durian. Now I tasted it and it is quite nice in the taste. There is much worse tastes I have tasted. Try for example the Swedish " Surströmming " a kind of rotten fish.

#21 phetchal

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Posted 2007-05-06 21:50:16

now we have a no smell durian ,It is new variety call "Juntaburi 1" if you want to test may have to go to Juntaburi province too

#22 Jingthing

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Posted 2007-05-06 22:57:08

now we have a no smell durian ,It is new variety call "Juntaburi 1" if you want to test may have to go to Juntaburi province too

Safe sex is bad enough, now we have safe durian!
I can't abide that. Keep it real, eat smelly durian.

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Posted 2007-05-19 16:14:20

Be prepared for 30% fat

Durian at nutritiondata.com

http://www.nutritiondata.com/facts-C00001-01c20Xg.html





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