Thursday, March 20, 2008

It's a Fruit, It Smells Like Vaginosis, and People Are Killing For It... SC6 Brings You the Durian.


I don't say this often, but you HAVE to check this out. I never thought we could add to our Strange Fruit series, but this tops them all... Ever see a fruit that goes for $50 each, smells like bad punani, and has caused people to get killed, while hotels have outlawed them for permanently stinking up their rooms? Now you have....
Here's a National Geographic clip that tells the story behind the Durian, and it's unbelieveable furor in Malaysian Borneo. Much like Westerners like stinky cheese, Malaysians have a thing for fruit that smells like bad fish. Yes, it is considered a delicacy - and they can keep it ! Just check it out here.........
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4 comments:

century blvd la moye said...

see this on the travel channel with the guy that eats bad stuff

west_rhino said...

Just think what gourmet delights Gary's pasture holds...

Anonymous said...

Actually it isn't that bad but it is pretty bad if you aren't used to eating strange things. I saw the thing on Bizzare Foods about them and went to the Asian Market here in Chucktown.

They have them and they are only 10dollars a piece. They are pretty foul smelling and taste just as odd but you should try it once in your life.

Mike Reino said...

Do they only smell once you crack them open? If the hotels have trouble getting the smell out that badly, I imagine it's pretty offensive. Not my type of food, but it definitely qualifies for our Strange Fruit series!