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01-20-2005, 10:29 PM
Where can I find durians in California that don't cost $30 for one piece of fruit? :eek: I am on a very limited budget right now until the market for real estate loans picks up, (hopefully soon!), and I would like to try this fruit. I have heard so many good things about it! Anyone?
01-21-2005, 02:54 AM
I was just talking to someone about Durians tonight. Asked if he had ever eaten one. He said that they smell like a "natural Gas Leak". I have heard from other boards how much people like them. So maybe someone can clear up the "smell thing" for me. :) :) :) :)
01-21-2005, 10:25 AM
Durians, when ripe, do smell! It is not the most attractive smell, either. However, if you can get past the smell, the fruit is quite creamy and delicious. I usually see durians in asian markets. However, I never noticed the price, so I can't say if they are under $30. They are also much easier to open when they are ripe. When you come home from work and your house smells, the durian is ripe.
Good Luck, Tracy
01-21-2005, 10:33 AM
I was curious about durians and found this article... http://www.ecst.csuchico.edu/~durian/news/nytimes2.htm
Intersting, in Singapore, durians are banned from buses, taxis, ferries, airplanes and the subway.
They do mention that they are the most expensive fruit, though, so you may not find a much better price. Got a friend interested who you can go in halfsies with?? Just a thought.
01-21-2005, 11:23 AM
I bought one a long time ago just because it looked interesting, I had no idea what it was.
Personally, it was the nastiest thing I have ever tasted. Maybe because I didn't know how to open it or eat it, or whatever, but it smelled to high heaven and I gagged when I tried it.
Maybe it's because of my redneck tastebuds lol :D
01-21-2005, 12:38 PM
du·ri·an ( P ) Pronunciation Key (dr-n, -än, dyr-)
A tree (Durio zibethinus) of southeast Asia, bearing edible fruit.
The fruit of this plant, having a hard, prickly rind and soft pulp with an offensive odor but a pleasant taste.
Can't say I've ever run into a durian, I've heard of them before. Maybe I'll run into one sometime. I hope I like it if I do.
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