Yuck! What’s that smell?

Durian Fruit.  I recently found an article on NPR about a couple that are traveling around Southeast Asia blogging about durian fruit.  They tried it once back in Eugene, Oregon and were hooked on this unique fruit.  After learning about this couple’s fascination with the fruit, I knew I had to give it a try.  If you haven’t smelled durian before, imagine a mix of body odor and hot sewage mixed with a slightly sweet scent floating in the air.  This is a fruit you’ll smell at any market before you see it!  Some say, it smells like hell, but taste like heaven.  Shown here is my reaction to my first time trying this fruit at a local market in Ko Lanta.

Have you tried durian fruit?  What did you think of it?