(*Or “Obligatory Durian Post on Expat Blog”)
I heart durians. There, I said it.
Many people find the durian’s distinctive odor overpowering and noxious. Many Southeast Asians who I have met can’t stomach this tropical fruit. The legendary smell of the durian doesn’t offend me. In fact, I find it to be fragrant and seek it out in the wet market where I shop for groceries.
I’ll eat anything with durian in it—pancakes, puffs, smoothies, cheesecake, ice cream, chendol. What other durian treats am I missing, dear readers?