For some strange reason, hubby really wanted to buy a fresh durian on this last visit to Vancouver. Luckily, my dad is pretty good at opening durians, so hubby didn't have to poke his fingers trying.
If you've never seen a durian before, you should look up the episode of Bizarre Foods where Andrew Zimmern visits Thailand and
I took a video of my dad at work opening one of these monstrosities. I actually took several videos since it took a long time to get it opened...you have to work at it slowly with both a large and small knife.
Have you ever tried durian? Do you like it? What's the nastiest or strangest thing you've ever tried?
Confession: I actually like durian; it's got a custardy texture and a bottom note of vanilla that appeals to a lot of people. And the nastiest thing I ever ate was cow brains. *shudder*
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