I was so excited to get these two products in Durian jam and Durian cake. Durian the magical fruit of Malaysia that Anthony Bourdain enjoyed so much. I wanted to like this so much! It is so nasty!
And the nasty stays in your mouth forever! Really really bad taste. I'm giving free samples out at the store! There is no way I'm going to try the Durian Cake. No. Way. Ever.
sweet, pungent, hot and mildly toxic Besides eaten as a snack, it is also being used as 1. Tonic for deficiency, for cold type of body. 2. Rid of cold phlegm. 3. Expels intestine worms 4. Decoction of the leaves and roots is used as antipyretic 5. The leaf juice is applied on the head of a fever patient ...
Travel and food writer Richard Sterling said:
“… its odor is best described as pig-shit, turpentine and onions, garnished with a gym sock. It can be smelled from yards away. Despite its great local popularity, the raw fruit is forbidden from some establishments such as hotels, subways and airports, including public transportation in Southeast Asia.
"The durian's smell is its outstanding feature-it is pungent, a bit like a clogged drain or rotten eggs." -- Financial Express
"Judging by the fruit's smell, its flesh could just as well be a deadly poison." -- durian.net
"To eat it seems to be the sacrifice of self-respect." -- 19th Century American Journalist Bayard Taylor
"On first tasting it I thought it like the flesh of some animal in a state of putrefaction." -- 19th Century French naturalist Henri Mouhot
"It has been likened to rotting onions, unwashed socks and even carrion in custard, but the most accurate description by far is that of a sewer full of rotting pineapples." -- h2g2
"Try leaving cheese and a dead body out in the sun and you're in the same neighborhood as the smell of durian." -- Tony Bourdain