I'm sorry but I put them in the same catagory as cantalope and that's not a good thing. Plus I'm very upset right now because I just found out that the "Durian" was probably the reason we didn't get to see the monkeys out in the jungle. Bummer. They didn't come in to be fed because their tummies were too full of the detestable Durian!
You guys LIKE Durian!!??
I got such a kick out of this:"Some people regard the durian as pleasantly fragrant; others find the aroma overpowering and revolting. The smell evokes reactions from deep appreciation to intense disgust, and has been described variously as almonds, rotten onions, turpentine, and gym socks." Mom must have thought they were more like gym socks. :) And I loved the "no durian" sign. I love the culture you guys share with us.
Update: 2-year-old James has finally tried it and he officially likes durian now. Dorie has not yet gotten the stuff into her mouth yet.
I follow the Raw Food world & this is a delicacy for them! Supposed to be very healthy for you. Wish we could get it in the states - would love to try some!
We're friends of Ben & Jessica Stein in California. Thanks for sharing all this! My wife's Chinese Malaysian from KL so this is all bringing back happy memories. Glad you like Durian!