Durian season comes only twice a year but when it does it generates much excitement among Southeast Asians. While the strong smell may drive some people away, the taste can literally bring you to a higher dimension. Just ask the converts…
Durian is called the king of fruits and is found only in Southeast Asia. Durians possess yin-yang qualities - it can be like a porcupine keeping prey away with its sharp thorns, on the other hand its delicious flesh contains lots of vitamins and minerals.
It is important to know how to choose the right durian. If it is too ripe, it may be overly bitter and pungent. If it is not ripe enough, the flesh will be hard and probably tasteless.
Although most of the durians found in the West are imported frozen, the following techniques for finding the perfect fruit will still apply. It is a subtle art that involves smell, hearing and touch.
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