Friday, June 05, 2009

Durian,... the dreaded stinky fruit.

Durian,... hmmm, someone must have been really, really hungry to eat this foul smelling fruit. On my most recent trip to the philippines I was surprised to find the odoriferous fruit in a market in a small town. I've always been curious to try it and my cousin said she would try it as well if we managed to find it. All that being said, we found some and bought one. I'm guessing that the one we bought was a little over-ripe since it was not milky, like I've heard it was supposed to be. The meat of the fruit was dry and yes, while stinky, I was still curious if it tasted like it smelled. I know a few people who've tried it and they all seemed to have liked it. I should like it too, right?

So my family gathered around the spiny object. Some were holding their noses or their breath in order to forego the tepid smell. We all took a bite and,... no one like it. Most of us still swallowed the bites we took and that was a big mistake that we would continue to pay for the rest of the evening. It wasn't the most horrible ting I've ever tasted. It was mostly just unpleasant. If you asked me what it tasted like, I would tell you that it tasted like stinky, creamy onions. Mostly anyways. It's not the most appetizing of ideas already, but I'd recommend you at least try it so that you can form an opinion too.