I fell in love with the durian about a year ago. You never forget your first. I brought it home from china town and plopped it on the kitchen table. The next day, our whole house smelled literally like crap, and I hadn’t even opened it yet! I’m pretty sure our house smelled bad for an entire week. Lesson learned. Now when we bring home durians – they sleep outside!
I just made what I call Durian Pudding – quite possibly my favourite food in the entire world. And all it simply is, is durian fruit mixed with a spoonful of raw almond butter!
1 cup durian fruit
2 tbsp raw almond butter
Just throw the ingredients in a bowl and mix it up with a fork! Instant custardy goodness.
Since some people find the smell so offensive, durian isn’t allowed on public transportation in some areas! Hilarious and weird, because I don’t mind the smell anymore – I guess it’s because I know how yummy it is!
It may take you a few tries at eating it before you like it, and no two durian fruit taste the same, so I suggest you give it a few tries. I never knew when I first tried it that I would ever declare it my favourite food ever, so you just never know how you’ll react!