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Postby iamsen » Sun, 21 Jul 2013 1:30 am

It's not so much the stink as it is how long it lingers.

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Postby katbh » Sun, 21 Jul 2013 7:58 am

My favourite is the durian store in joo chiat called 'Durian Lingers'. Where?
I have always loved the smell and taste even though I did not even know of it until my 20s. I loved the smell immediately, never thought of it as being offensive - strong, yes, but not offensive. So I think that if you like the smell, you are more likely to like the taste. Having said that, yes, the texture takes some time to get used to. But if you try it first in desserts (custards etc) it gets you hooked.

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Postby Max Headroom » Sun, 21 Jul 2013 9:57 am

katbh wrote:My favourite is the durian store in joo chiat called 'Durian Lingers'. Where?
I have always loved the smell and taste even though I did not even know of it until my 20s. I loved the smell immediately, never thought of it as being offensive - strong, yes, but not offensive. So I think that if you like the smell, you are more likely to like the taste. Having said that, yes, the texture takes some time to get used to. But if you try it first in desserts (custards etc) it gets you hooked.


First impressions count. My experience is that if the first time you smell it, you associate it with smelly socks, then it's tough to shake that link, even years later.

I've tried, over a period of 10 years, the ice cream, the real deal and cookies. Each time, for the rest of the day, I was plagued by burping up what, to me, smells like second-hand durian, brrr.

Mangosteen, however, are fruit made in heaven, yummz.

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Postby nakatago » Sun, 21 Jul 2013 11:21 am

Max Headroom wrote:I've tried, over a period of 10 years, the ice cream, the real deal and cookies. Each time, for the rest of the day, I was plagued by burping up what, to me, smells like second-hand durian, brrr.


Ditto.

The flavor never bothered me but the aftertaste did. And the pure fruit can be overwhelming if you've had a certain amount.

I did notice though how people who like durian exclaim like you're kuh-razy if you don't like durian. I'm like, "oh you love durian; that's cool. This other guy doesn't like it. That's cool too."

No need to be fanboyish about it.

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Postby katbh » Sun, 21 Jul 2013 11:59 am

What about Petai beans - or stinky beans. They are a classic. As bad as Jerusalem artichokes but smellier

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 21 Jul 2013 1:24 pm

Locals think durians are like NS, a rite of passage or nationalism.
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Postby the lynx » Tue, 23 Jul 2013 8:57 am

nakatago wrote:
Max Headroom wrote:I've tried, over a period of 10 years, the ice cream, the real deal and cookies. Each time, for the rest of the day, I was plagued by burping up what, to me, smells like second-hand durian, brrr.


Ditto.

The flavor never bothered me but the aftertaste did. And the pure fruit can be overwhelming if you've had a certain amount.

I did notice though how people who like durian exclaim like you're kuh-razy if you don't like durian. I'm like, "oh you love durian; that's cool. This other guy doesn't like it. That's cool too."

No need to be fanboyish about it.


I feel you. And it is even worse if you're Asian and you say that you don't love it!

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Postby durain » Tue, 23 Jul 2013 6:48 pm

katbh wrote:What about Petai beans - or stinky beans. They are a classic. As bad as Jerusalem artichokes but smellier


petai i can eat... but when i go for number 1 or number 2, wow... that is stinky!!!

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Postby v4jr4 » Wed, 24 Jul 2013 2:18 pm

durain wrote:someone should make durian cheese or durian kaya. would go so well on toast!


While durian wine is on the way (according to ST), try to eat durian with rice. Add sambal if you like :P
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Postby nakatago » Wed, 24 Jul 2013 2:42 pm

v4jr4 wrote:
durain wrote:someone should make durian cheese or durian kaya. would go so well on toast!


While durian wine is on the way (according to ST), try to eat durian with rice. Add sambal if you like :P


Why don't you just eat deep-fried butter on a stick dipped in coconut cream for dessert while you're at it.

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Postby zzm9980 » Wed, 24 Jul 2013 2:46 pm

nakatago wrote:No need to be fanboyish about it.


I don't get too fanboyish about food unless we start talking about Martabak Manis....

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Postby v4jr4 » Wed, 24 Jul 2013 3:03 pm

nakatago wrote:
v4jr4 wrote:
durain wrote:someone should make durian cheese or durian kaya. would go so well on toast!


While durian wine is on the way (according to ST), try to eat durian with rice. Add sambal if you like :P


Why don't you just eat deep-fried butter on a stick dipped in coconut cream for dessert while you're at it.


I've tried fried something-made-from-milk on a stick. All I can say is that I prefer stinky tofu.
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Postby v4jr4 » Wed, 24 Jul 2013 3:04 pm

zzm9980 wrote:
nakatago wrote:No need to be fanboyish about it.


I don't get too fanboyish about food unless we start talking about Martabak Manis....


Jakarta? Or maybe Bandung?
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Postby zzm9980 » Wed, 24 Jul 2013 3:06 pm

v4jr4 wrote:
zzm9980 wrote:
nakatago wrote:No need to be fanboyish about it.


I don't get too fanboyish about food unless we start talking about Martabak Manis....


Jakarta? Or maybe Bandung?


I've only had it from Jakarta and Batam. I don't remember the name of the place in Jakarta, but it was amazing. I'm told it's famous, as someone here had their brother deliver it to my hotel for me (and i brought him some back too)

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Postby v4jr4 » Wed, 24 Jul 2013 3:13 pm

durain wrote:
katbh wrote:What about Petai beans - or stinky beans. They are a classic. As bad as Jerusalem artichokes but smellier


petai i can eat... but when i go for number 1 or number 2, wow... that is stinky!!!


How about jengkol? It's not that bad if you eat it, but for 1 or 2, it's worse than petai :lol:
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