Sunday, October 2, 2011

What Do I Do With This? || Durian

Most commonly known as the "Stinky Fruit" the Durian is very distinctive for its large size, its hedgehog-esque, thorn-covered husk and its unique odor. If you ever see one rolling your way, buyers beware! People are generally split on their supreme love and intense hatred for this fruit. It's popular in many Southeast Asian countries and is often referred to as the "king of fruits," but many hotels and restaurants ban the use of Durian within their walls.
Durian's are a very good source of carbohydrates, proteins and fats, but because of its rich nature, be sure to eat it only in moderation. Once you've gotten over the scent, which sometimes is described as smelly gym socks, here are a few recipes to get you started!

Durian Sticky Rice

Durian Sticky Rice via Kitchen Tigress
A traditional treat in Thailand, sticky rice with Durian is a sensational meal.

Durian Cake

Durian Cake via Grace Kitchen Corner
Light and fluffy with a very rich texture, making a Durian Cake is a great way to incorporate the fruit into your daily diet.

Baked Durian

Baked Durian via Mochachocolatarita
Durian is very versatile and can be used like many root vegetables.   Try baking up a batch in a yummy phillo dough!

Durian Ice Cream

Durian Ice Cream via Nasi Lemak Lover
Ice Cream just makes everything taste better.  Perhaps the most traidtional way that people consume Durian's here's an easy recipe to help you get started on your Durian adventure.

13 comments:

  1. Those durian desserts look delicious. I have tasted a candy made of durian before and it was great. That baked durian is what I would love to try.

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