Sunday, March 8, 2009

Name This Plant: Durian

We have a winner. Anna knows what is up with her tropical fruits and she knows that this spiky monstrosity is a durian.

Name this Plant: Three

According to the Wikipedia, the durian is widely known and revered in Southeast Asia as the "King of Fruits." It is distinctive for its large size, unique odor and formidable thorn-covered husk. Having never eaten one myself, I am very curious and a little afraid of this "unique odor." According to Aaron, it is illegal to eat one on a bus in Thailand, due to this unique odor. Below is a sign forbidding durian on mass transit in Singapore.



Here is a look at the inside, thanks to Wikipedia.


— Sara

4 comments:

Anna said...

haha awesome that my name is on ur blog! whoop! :) it tastes a bit like.....stinky meat / custard to me? it has a strange runny egg consistency and i cant say that i hate it though i definitely wont buy it on purpose. when its fresh its supposed to be pretty good but of course the ones that make it to NY have been frozen for who knows how long before it's cut open. oh i miss the hot weather where u are now!

marija said...

Sara, I love your "name the plant" posts. I could not tell what the first three were but please keep it up , may be I'll guess some of the future plants....
Marija (Koa's mom)

Barb Carusillo said...

They have these things in New York? Looks like something a Klingon might eat, packed in a lunch pail from his home world.
It is weird these fruits all look like some part of the living anatomy inside. There was the eye ball one, complete with vitreous humor, and now this one looks like a set of alien lungs.

whatever said...

I had never seen those in Samoa when I was growing up there. Maybe someone brought it in ilegally?