The Great Durian Quest Part 1 – Durian Cream Puff

Posted By Jeremy in Asia | 4 comments

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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.

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Part 1 of this series features Durian Cream Puff, a popular treat sold at a renowned cafe in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 

Part 2 of this series continues the hunt for the elusive Durian, and in the process trying an interesting concoction of Durian Chendol!  Head on over to Part 2 to continue the quest!

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  1. I would be surprised if you couldn’t find one somewhere. I ended up finding mine in Singapore in Part 3 of this series. The exotic fruits are the best!

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  2. Oh la la! I’m in Costa Rica and they’re off season here, too! Too bad, I won’t even get to “smell” one while I’m here- not sure if I would be brave enough to try some- I’ve already tried cas, soursap, and some other log green pod seeds that taste like ice cream- I like the cacao bean fruit flesh… LOTS of exotique fruit here..
    Good luck!!!

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  3. Thanks Dee! My hostel is trying to arrange finding me a real Durian fruit! It is off season right now so this might be more difficult than I’d hoped. But I still have Melakka and Singapore to find it for Part 2!

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