Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Durian Season

The national fruit of Singapore is here, and sold all over town! If you walk into your local Singaporean grocery store and are accosted with an alarmingly unpleasant odour, this is the durian. For this reason, they are forbidden on public transportation - you have to walk your durians home or eat them on the spot!
So, what does it taste like? You know the smell of sulfur that indicates a gas leak? Well, combine that with rotten onions, and that was my experience. Sadly, the durian is either loved or hated, and unlike with my other Singaporean culinary experiences, I haven't yet acquired the taste.