22
Jul
07

Daring Durian

 

Wikipedia describes the durian as being “regarded as either fragrant or overpowering and offensive.” Travel and food writer Richard Sterling says “… its odor is best described as pig-shit, turpentine and onions, garnished with a gym sock. It can be smelled from yards away. Despite its great local popularity, the raw fruit is forbidden from some establishments such as hotels, subways and airports, including public transportation in Southeast Asia.” Hence, the Singapore Mass Rapid Transit sign of forbidden things shown above.

I have no desire to try one of these things. But the fact that one my business associates just did (and gave a telephonic play by play of the event) and that my buddy who I went shooting with yesterday is from Singapore and actually knows about this monstrosity… I felt the need to become better informed. I thought that I was many in that I have eaten sea urchin and fugu (poisonous puffer fish). I have been informed “not so much”. Bah…

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