Hehehe… Just had durian last week. I don’t think I had posted any in this blog, blogged about it in my previous non-CMS blog. I got new photos to show you and reintroduce durian to you. *LOL* I have so many pending photos to edit, haven’t have the time yet, so just do a quick update here.
Here’s what I got from wiki:
The durian (IPA: [ˈd(j)ʊriən, -ɑn]) is the fruit of trees from 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 durian, native to Brunei, Indonesia and Malaysia, has been known to the western world for about 600 years. The British naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace famously described its flesh as “a rich custard highly flavoured with almonds” in the 19th century.
Southeast Asian folk beliefs, as well as traditional Chinese medicine, consider the durian fruit to have warming properties liable to cause excessive sweating. The traditional method to counteract this is to pour water into the empty shell of the fruit after the pulp has been consumed and drink it. An alternative method is to eat the durian in accompaniment with mangosteen, which is considered to have cooling properties. Pregnant women or people with high blood pressure are traditionally advised not to consume durian.
Another common local belief is that the durian is harmful when eaten with coffee or alcoholic beverages. The latter belief can be traced back at least to the 18th century when Rumphius stated that one should not drink alcohol after eating durians as it will cause indigestion and bad breath.
What else you want to share about durian? I personally prefer the one that comes with a hint of bitterness.
My parents bought then on the way back from Sadong. Don’t remember how much, they bought 5 durians back.
Frankly I don’t really like to eat durian now, a bit is fine, not too many. The smell could linger on for days. Nice to eat but not so nice to smell hahaha…