Asia is known for having some exotic fruits that aren’t found anywhere else in the world. Some of them you’ve probably heard of, others, not so much. Lychee, Soursop, Jack Fruit, Star Fruit, and Durian are just a few of the unique ones you can find while visiting.
While deliciously tasty, one stands out as being, well… rather unique. Durian, sometimes called the king of fruit, is nothing of the sort. Described as foul in both smell and taste, no words come close to conveying the right image of the repugnant fruit.
Somehow, people still like it, and Durian plantations are a thriving business in Malaysia and other South East Asian countries. In order to find out what the big deal is, I went on a quest to find the fruit. With its reputation for being foul and disgusting, the rest of this entry will be a video blog post in order to properly convey my reaction to trying Durian products in my great Durian quest.
Part 1 of this series features Durian Cream Puff, a popular treat sold at a renowned cafe in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.