|Quoting TF39 (Reply 31):|
Quoting TrvlnMan (Reply 27):
It's fruit native to Indonesia, Malaysia, and Brunei with a "very" interesting odor (wiki for more info). If you can get by the smell and actually taste it, some folks really enjoy it. Having tried it several times, I am not one of those folks.
As to the smell though, it is offensive enough to where it is banned in places (subways, hotels) so as not to offend people. I won't try to describe the smell but a mix of rotted flesh, vommit, really bad body odor is how I classify it (although the BO might be me Wink )
If you ever have the chance to try it though, please do so. It will broaden your horizons Big grin
Saw Anthony Bourdain's Show No Reservations and he was in Indonesia and the realted areas and he was eating this Durian...And he had very much the same thing to say about it....About how it smells and where it is banned, but they showed him mowing away on it like it was his very last meal....
Back to the subject, I can understand food smells that can be bad but eventually they should dissipate....However, sitting ona plane where someone removes their shoes and you can smell those puppies from the out side of the plane if you were sitting there is pretty disgusting....I was flying on NW from SEA to MSP back in 1998 and I was in 1st class.. You would have thought it was an "in search of oder eaters convention" . Great Mother of Maude Adams, it was all I could do to keep my food down....One barefoot guy even had the balls to slump down in his seat and put both his maloderous feet on the bulkhead....I was so relieved when I got off that frigging flight............