Things that make you scream shiok! #8 Eating Cold Durian

11th May 2011. #8 Eating Cold Durian

In South East Asia, we have a fruit that we affectionately call the King of Fruits. Surrounded by a crown of thorns, it is also known as the Durian.

The Lovely Durian Flesh

The edible flesh emits a distinctive odor, which is so strong that it permeates through its thorny husk even without you having to cut it!  Some people regard the durian as fragrant, while others find the aroma offensive . . .

Perhaps if  Osama’s militants who were caught by the US, were fed this fruit during their interrogation phase, they would have revealed his hideout sooner!

When I told my Dutch colleague that if he dared to eat rotten blue cheese, he should try the durian. Without batting an eyelid, he answered, “Nice try, but I’ll pass.”

Food Wimp.

Maybe his map of the world is really different from mine, because if only he went beyond the smell barrier to the taste test, he would realise that it was indeed different!

You see, there is rich custard feel as you sink your teeth into the meat of the durian. It is so filling, that when my daddy buys them back, I would always eat a small portion of either lunch or dinner, and then get ready to eat my main meal – durians!

I love durians. I even try it with rice! And durians with bread is also good. But the best . . . icy-cold durians in hot humid Singapore.

Just the other day, I was eating durians with my father-in-law, and because my wife had kept the durian meat in the freezer, the durians were rock solid. But the sensation of biting into the frozen durian meat was so good. It was like eating real durian ice-cream at the same time.

As the cold durian flesh melted in my warm mouth, the explosion of taste was . . .

Simply Shiok!

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