It’s DURIAN SEASON again…..YAP YAPPETY YAP….. This thorny fruit is one of the many fruits that God created on earth which I have no complain whatsoever and guess what….it is one of the BEST fruit I have ever eaten in my life. God sure is a genius for having created this wonderful fruit. He protected the fruit with a thorny husk otherwise man won’t get to eat it at all. The squirrels and other fruit eating animals would have eaten it before it can drop on the ground. God is smart :) Tigers loves durians too!
My dad introduced this fruit to me when I was a young girl and it has become my favourite fruit since. I know of many people who do not like this thorny fruit becos of it strong unique odour . Haizz…to those of you who do not like durians…you do not know what you have missed all this while . ^ ^
But I am a big fan of this King fruit. Nowadays people use durian as flavour in ice-cream, cakes, tarts, puddings and lately in cream puffs too. So , we get to taste durian all the year round… :) Hmmm….yummy yummilicious. But of course it is best eaten fresh as a fruit itself. Especially when the teeth sinks into the thick flesh....it's heaven. The sweet and bitterish ones are my favourite specie. I remembered once , my colleague and I bought 4 big durians for lunch and we had a small ‘durian party ’ at her house . It was the best lunch I had so far. After that , we had a hard time closing our mouth when we burped. To eat durians during lunch time on a working day is the most stupidest thing to do….the whole world will know you have just taken durians.
Now, I can’t wait to do it again since it is the season again…. * eyes rolling **
* Pictures stolen from Ernest's handphone * (",)
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Link
The durian is the fruit of trees of the genus Durio belonging to the Malvaceae, a large family which includes hibiscus, okra, cotton, mallows and linden trees. Widely known and revered in Southeast Asia as the "King of Fruits," the fruit is distinctive for its large size, unique odour, and formidable thorn-covered husk. The fruit can grow up to 30 centimetres (12 in) long and 15 centimetres (6 in) in diameter, and typically weighs one to three kilograms (2 to 7 lb). Its shape ranges from oblong to round, the colour of its husk green to brown, and its flesh pale-yellow to red, depending on the species. The hard outer husk is covered with sharp, prickly thorns, while the edible flesh within emits a distinctive odour, which is regarded as either fragrant or overpowering and offensive. Even when the husk of the fruit is still intact, the odour of the ripe fruit is very strong and penetrating. This unusual odour has prompted many people to formulate evocative descriptions, with views ranging from those of deep appreciation to intense disgust.
The flesh of the durian, famously described by the British naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace as "a rich custard highly flavoured with almonds", can be consumed at various stages of ripeness, and is used to flavour a wide variety of savoury and sweet edibles in Southeast Asian cuisines. The seeds can also be eaten when cooked. The name durian comes from the Malay word duri (thorn) together with the suffix -an (for building a noun in Malay). There are 30 recognised Durio species, all native to Southeast Asia and at least nine of which produce edible fruit. Durio zibethinus is the only species available in the international market; other species are sold in their local region. There are hundreds of durian cultivars, and most of them have both a common name and also a code number starting with "D". Many consumers express preferences for specific cultivars, which fetch higher prices in the market.