Opening Up a Fresh Durian
April 13th, 2022 | Back to Blog Listing

I've looked high and low for fresh durians in the US. But try as I have, I have never been able to find them. I see them frozen from time to time, I see them sold dried from time to time, but I never seem to find them in a fresh fruit rack. Until yesterday. There is a small Asian market in Asheville, NC that happens to sell them. They were $6.99 / pound and I found the smallest one I could. It still came out to over $40.00, but totally worth it.

Claire and I hosted a hot pot night at her house and so I saved the durian for a kind of pre-dessert dessert. There were many mixed feelings on it ranging from a gooey banana, to sweaty gym socks, to rotten fruit, to just a regular sweet smell. I personally find that it smells just like most other fruits and I thoroughly enjoyed it.