A common response I get when telling someone I have a food site is, “Nuh uh, I LOVE food!” …Seriously, does that give us some unique common ground? I’m always tempted to reply with, “No way, you too?! Man I’m glad you told me! Listen, if you like food you’ve got to try this other thing I found, it’s called shelter and it’s amazing.”
Now some types of food elicit similar responses, and the excitement is a bit more fitting. There are die hard fans of sushi, chocolate, peanut butter…Durian? Not so much.
Durian gets a bad rep because of it’s strong odor. It’s an odor off-putting enough to make it illegal to carry the fruit on public transportation in Signapore. Knowing that I decided I would try to ease myself into it by choosing the the frozen variety over the fresh (also way less hassle)- I promise it was still plenty strong.
I’ve seen the smell described as “gym socks” and that’s surprisingly accurate, but there is also a sweetness to the odor. The taste and texture aren’t nearly ass off-putting, though my best description may not be so convincing. If you crossed a mango with a pineapple, then soaked it in onion-infused coconut milk, you might get something close. It’s milky, sweet, and a tad bit savory. I liked it, but I realize that might not make it very appealingeither.
So if you can find it go ahead and play around, just make sure to wash anything it touches right away. That includes your yonanas maker (genius I know) and yourself. I quickly learned that eating something that smells like body odor is going to make your own awesomembarrassingly strong.