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Thursday, October 25, 2007

A thorny affair

A stinking king with nasty thorns, was my rendezvous last night. Of course this stinking king like all of us, have a name. He is DURIAN the king of fruit.

durian3 My mom’s love of durians had made me a lover of the fruit king.

For my friends, who have never heard of durian and for those who thinks it stinks...YOU DO NOT KNOW WHAT YOU ARE MISSING.

For durian lovers, the smell is fragrant. For those averse to it, the smell is repugnant. Ohhhhhhhhhh that smell. 'Quick open it'
Durian - what is that smell

There are many myths relating to the consumption of durian (it does not bother me but through my observation, human do funny things).

1st myth – Never drinks alcohol and eat durian. Durian is considered a “heaty” fruit, and alcohol is also "heaty." If you have to eat and drink, maybe beer is fine. Beer is considered to be “cooling”

2nd myth – Yin and Yang, King and Queen: By balancing the heatiness, the consumption of a “cooling” fruit must be considered – the mangosteen. mangosteen

3rd myth – Eating too much durian, will cause sore throat. The customary thing to do is put a pinch of salt into the seed pod, add water and drink directly from the pod (the inside shell)

4th myth – After eating the fruit, the aromatic scent will linger on your fingers To remove the smell from your fingers, just wash your hand in running tap water over the thorny part of the durian shell (my godma aka Huskee’s mom will not wash her fingers in running water over the thorns ........shhhhhhh !!!! hopefully she finds this funny or I am in deep trouble).

All the myths don't bother me at all. Mom had a durian party last night with Helios' ma and pa and Tommy's ma and pa and Huskee's ma and pa.

Helios (haha) being Australian love the fruit
Durian with Helios

Nothing these days goes without me, not thinking of Herbie. Here is a clip of my dear friend enjoying his durian

Tommy wasn't too keen so I had his share. Yuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuumy
yummy durian Yummy durian2



Maggie & Mitch said...

I sure wish I could taste that! It sounds like you either love it or hate it and I'd love to see which one I'd choose!

Love ya lots,

Sundae said...

ooohhh... I love DURIANS too.. :D

Joe Stains said...

Mom wants to try that really bad. They have them at the Asian market here but I think she is scared!

Huskee Boy said...

Hi Scubs,
WHAT!!!! They went for durians and did not bring back any for me!! NOT FAIR!!!!

Scuba the Muscle Boy said...

Oops sorry.

Sparky said...

Hi Scuba! Sorry I haven't been able to visit your blog for a long time. I've got lots of blogs to catch up on! Hehe.


Buster the Wired Fox Terror said...

I HAVE to get me some of that!

Bussie Kissies

Marvin - Braveheart Hound said...

ooooh I have never seen a durian, it sounds pretty frightening but interesting!

Happy Weekend, love and licks from Marvin in Durian Free Scotland xxxx

Ume said...

yum yum! i love lew lian too!

Sam Iam said...

From our Pack to Yours and remember A big man with a white beard and a very loud laugh may emerge from your fireplace in the middle of the night. Don't bite him.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Years
Lot's of Licks

fee said...

hi scuba, i love durians too!

THE ZOO said...

Happy Boxing Day.

We hope you haded a grate Christmas.

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It looks like an larget version of those things that get stuck in my fur when hiking through the woods.

Angel said...

Heyyy Scuba!
OH BOY , my mummy & I LOVEEE durians!!