I love love Durians

Durians are large, spiky fruits known for their strong smell and unique taste. Often called the “king of fruits,” they are highly popular in Southeast Asia, particularly in countries like Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, and the Philippines.

The fruit is distinctive for its thorn-covered husk, and its odor is notoriously potent. While some people find the aroma pleasant and describe the taste as sweet, custard-like, and creamy, others find it overpowering and compare the smell to rotten onions or gym socks. The texture of the flesh is creamy and rich.

Durians are rich in nutrients such as vitamin C, B vitamins, and minerals like potassium, and they contain healthy fats. They are believed to have various health benefits, including boosting immunity, improving digestion, and providing a good source of energy.

In some places, the strong smell of durians has led to bans in public transportation, hotels, and other enclosed spaces. However, for enthusiasts, the fruit is a delicacy often used in various dishes, desserts, and even incorporated into ice cream, cakes, and other confectionery.

When selecting a durian, some people believe in choosing based on the scent, the sound (a ripe durian will emit a hollow sound when tapped), and the color and condition of the spiky husk.

Eating durian is an experience that can be quite divisive—some adore its complex flavors, while others find its smell and taste off-putting.