Saturday, April 14, 2007

Durian Eating

Being in Davao, it's a must to try their popular fruit which is the "King of all fruits" known as Durian. For me, it's not really foul-smelling as everyone would think about it. I did try it and it's delicious but its too much for my taste buds.... too creamy and yummy! (na-umay ako!). Well, they say, it smells like hell but tastes like heaven (",)

Wikipedia defines Durian as...

the fruit of the tree of the genus Durio belonging to the Malvaceae, a large family which includes hibiscus, okra and cotton. Widely known and revered in Southeast Asia as the "King of Fruits", the fruit is distinctive for its large size, unique odour, and a formidable thorn-covered husk. It comes from the Malay word duri (thorn) together with Malay suffix that is -an (for building a noun in Malay), meaning "thorny fruit".

There are 30 recognized 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.

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 lbs). 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 custard-like flesh within emits the strong, distinctive odour, which is regarded as either fragrant or overpowering and offensive. The taste of the flesh has been described as nutty and sweet.

My hubby fondly eating the durian flesh at Paradise Beach Resort in Samal City.

My brother, Clark, munching the "Durian Pie". It's like our version of Buko Pie but with much more filling and with a different twist of flavor.

Blugre's "Durian Larchpuccino" (the white drink on the left side of the photo). It tasted like the real thing but in drinkable form.

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