Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Durian - the red one!

DURIAN, is the famous fruit in Malaysia. It's famous because many people like it, but many people, too, hate it! Penang's Durian is among the famous name for those who love it, Ho Lo, Ang Hair, Kuun Poh etc.

Well, my house also got a lot, dont want to talk about it. Just share out with you some of the facts of Durian:

The durian is the fruit of trees of the genus Durio belonging to the Malvaceae, a large family which includes hibiscus, okra, cotton, mallows and linden trees. Widely known and revered in Southeast Asia as the "King of Fruits," the fruit is distinctive for its large size, unique odour, and a formidable thorn-covered husk. Its name comes from the Malay word duri (thorn) together with Malay suffix that is -an (for building a noun in Malay), meaning "thorny fruit."

There are 30 recognised Durio species, all native to Southeast Asia and at least nine of which produce edible fruit. Durio zibethinus is the only species available in the international market; other species are sold in their local region.

The fruit can grow up to 30 centimetres (12 in) long and 15 centimetres (6 in) in diameter, and typically weighs one to three kilograms (2 to 7 lb). Its shape ranges from oblong to round, the colour of its husk green to brown and its flesh pale-yellow to red, depending on species. The hard outer husk is covered with sharp, prickly thorns, while the edible custard-like flesh within emits the strong, distinctive odour, which is regarded as either fragrant or overpowering and offensive. The taste of the flesh has been described as nutty and sweet.
(source: Wikipedia)

However, I never eat (even never see) this type of Durian - Red Durian. This is one unique variety that has red flesh, and lacks the distinctive fragrance of the durian. This red durian is sacrilege to durian lovers elsewhere- fried with onions and chilli and served as a side dish or sambal.


KennetH said...

wah...why so special...never eat b4

babyfiona said...

wow! never see before at all!

md said...



looks kinda weird

Aaron Chua said...

Yucks man! Looks like liver! LOL~

NAFASG said...

hi there,

I have never seen the durian with red flesh..amazing how miracle nature can be yeah..great info..

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