Tuesday, 22 July 2008
The king of fruits
From Kuala Lumpur we caught a bus to Melaka to spend a few days with Adrian's uncle and his family. While we were there I finally decided to give in and try some durian - it is a large and lumpy fruit (see photo) and extremely smelly. I used to find the smell offensive but now I associate it with places in Asia that I love so I've grown sort of fond of it.... However! I will not be eating it again in a hurry - once inside that strange exterior you'll find pods of weird creamy fruit with stones in the middle with a very odd flavour. It lingers for ages afterwards too, urgh.