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post #91 of 101
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Originally Posted by jmmtn4aj View Post
Don't like the fruit personally, but my family is crazy about it. I don't like it partly because the taste isn't appealing (but not disgusting either), and mostly because you can't wash the damn smell off your hands without a generous amount of soap



Action meaning the dirty old men and the foreign workers? My ex stays there. I hate the place

EDIT: RYCeT, I LOVE mangosteen
Hehe , no I mean the small restaurants and the ladies who go to work. It's the only place in Singapore that doesn't make you feel like you live inside a big corporation. I'm used to the freedoms of Amsterdam and familiar with most countries in Asia and Singapore is the most regulated community I know, except for the Geylang area. I don't live in the "business" part of Geylang but just outside. Hmm, what's your ex doing if she lives in Geylang?
post #92 of 101
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Originally Posted by Singapura View Post
Durian comes in different grades from D to DDDDD, XO. The first grade will cost is little as 4 SGD per piece, the last one can cost you up to 30 SGD. I'm still trying to find the difference but I think the XO ones are supposed to be creamier with a small stone. I bought one yesterday but can't really notice a big difference. It's like IEM's, you have to try them side-by-side. Anyone up for a Durian tasting party in Singapore?
The XO ones taste bitter at first with a sweet aftertaste. Before you eat it make sure you rinse your mouth to taste the subtle difference. I prefer all sweet though.
post #93 of 101
I just tried a piece that I put in the freezer yesterday. I tastes like very nice icecream. The smell is less and it is still creamy. I actuallly like the bitter and sweet taste of the XO.
post #94 of 101
There must be something genetic to the way people perceive the durian's smell/taste. I find the scent nearly hypnotically sweet, and they taste pretty much the same. However, I don't understand how people could stand eating them in any way other than fresh - frozen durian? Ugh.
post #95 of 101
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Originally Posted by Tachikoma View Post
There must be something genetic to the way people perceive the durian's smell/taste. I find the scent nearly hypnotically sweet, and they taste pretty much the same. However, I don't understand how people could stand eating them in any way other than fresh - frozen durian? Ugh.
It's like frozen roti prata ( canai ). You take what you can.
post #96 of 101
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Originally Posted by 909 View Post
Amazing five pages about a fruit I’ve never heard about before this thread...

I suppose I would try it at least once in my life, but based on the smell comments that might give me second thoughts.

So is the Venice Farmer's market the only source for Durian in the greater Los Angeles area?
I'm sure you can find it at an asian food market. Ranch 99 market is a chain that comes to mind that is in the Los Angeles area. If they don't have them fresh, they will surely have them frozen.

Check out some other strange fruits while you are at it! They don't smell bad and are delicious too. (although personally I don't think durian smells bad)
post #97 of 101
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Originally Posted by USAstrat View Post
Damn, now I really want to try Durian. I read that the people who pick it have to wear helmets, cause if one falls on them it will (duh) kill them.
You can pick them off the tree, but they won't fall off during the day, only at night or very early morning. I'd never heard of anyone got hurt by a falling durian....
post #98 of 101
Strangely enough I have, parents used to live in brunei. my dad's cousin slept under a tree once at the wrong time...
post #99 of 101
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Originally Posted by asmox View Post
A friend forced me to try some durian pie in Singapore a few months back. It was easily the most horrendous taste I've ever experienced.

I also took the following picture while there (apparently even Singaporeans acknowledge the danger) -

Look at the picture, it only says no durians. It did not mention anything about fines. So.....you can bring it in without being fined.

I don't like the smell but like the taste. Love the wet/sweet ones but many prefer the dry/bitter ones.

I last visted this site 6 months back and now, I'm talking about durians instead of audio.....not that sorry for my wallet!
post #100 of 101
My mon likes durian but i dislike them abit. Sweet ones are okay but those bitter ones... yucks
post #101 of 101
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Originally Posted by Singapura View Post
Not only do I live in Singapore but I live in the Geylang area which is known for two things, the Red Light District (not very interesting if you've lived in Amsterdam) and Durians! There's nothing better than a Friday evening eating durian, sitting on the balcony with my favourite music on, looking at the action below.
Geylang area.. hmm.. how convinent!
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