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02-27-2005, 02:52 AM
Anyone know where I can find one of these in the general Seattle/Tacoma area or if there is somewhere online I can order one? I REALLY want to try one not just because of Alissa's DVD's but I've heard of them on some TV shows and I'm really intrigued and want to try one.
02-27-2005, 10:12 AM
Asian Markets carry these. I don't know if they always carry the fresh or not all year long, but they do carry some frozen all the time already out of the skin. Hope that Helps
02-27-2005, 10:31 AM
Head to the nearest asian market!
I don't like these, but they say for some people it is an acquired taste. However, I dislike them so much it is hard to make myself eat them long enough to acquire the taste! This may change however, since many raw fooders say they LOVE them!
02-27-2005, 10:44 AM
the smell was what was turning me off; i didn't eat enough to really make a decision. I need to try again. My mom is Vietnamese so she eats these.
I think once you get past the initial smell it can get better. An aquired taste-
Bethany is right. I think because it smells (strong) more savory than sweet. It tastes like a custard with hints of being sweet and oniony at the same time if I remember right. I have also heard each durian tastes different. The raw fooders that use to run my food coop loved these and ate them alot. She told me they always tasted different each time. Some more sweet, some more oniony, some more custardy, etc..hope that makes sense.
02-27-2005, 11:21 AM
I like them - I felt they were a little garlickly and sweet. I did not get the foul smelling one. I will admit that when I first ate it - it was experincing and I had to put it away and come back to it - then, I ate it again and it was very tasty, another time, I just kept eating the pods through out the day. I bought it at the asian markets and one was frozen and one was supposed to be fresh - but no strong ordor
02-27-2005, 07:19 PM
I was watching a rerun of Fear Factor and one of the things they had for contestants to eat was durian!!! How funny is that?
02-27-2005, 11:35 PM
i know that durian is soooooo good for you, and it's supposed to taste good, but i just can't bring myself to eat it....it's the smell...it smells like sewer or rotten eggs and garbage or something like that...brrrr...ughhhh...my mom had one at her house and put the pods in a tupperware container and put that in a ziplock bag and that in the fridge, and still the whole house stank...she wanted me to try it, but i coudn't...the smell was just too strong...i have the same reaction to rejuvelac...can't drink it....it just smells so disgusting ;P
02-28-2005, 12:35 AM
In Lacey there is a little asian market on the corner of College and Pacifc, right next to the Happy Teriyaki, they have fresh Durian, it is the coolest asian market.
hope this helps
02-28-2005, 01:32 AM
I understood that almost all durian brought into the U.S. is "treated." Does anyone know about this?
On a similar note, I know that Thai young coconuts currently made available by Asian markets are imported by boat. The transit time is somewhere between three to four weeks. To withstand the molding and fermenting that would unavoidably happen during that time, coconuts have to be treated in Thailand prior to shipping. Ones that are flown in and, thus, have no need to be treated, are far more expensive ($5 each).
Since durian also comes from Thailand, does anyone know how it is treated? (There is durian flown in fresh but it's incredibly expensive - $13/lb.)
I haven't tried any yet, and, from y'all's experience, I may have changed my mind! Alissa makes it seem so attractive on her DVD. And those ladies don't recoil from the smell!! What's with that? Maybe they had unobtrusive noseplugs!
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