“Hell on the outside and heaven on the inside.” Southeast Asian saying
Known as the ‘king of fruits’ in its native southeast Asia, this distinctive fruit produces strong reaction in people, ranging from pure disgust to strong affinity.
The controversy stems from the fruit’s distinctive strong odor, which many describe as simply abominable-resembling anything from rotten food to raw sewage. While there are certainly large numbers of naysayers, the admirers seem to be able to look past the putrid stench, hailing the custard-like, creamy flesh as nearly divine in nature.
Durian isn’t something I yearn to eat daily by any means, but ‘When in Rome!’