"Durian stalls at Geylang and..." Singapore Restaurant Tip by O.KATALINA

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<b><font color=003399>Durian stalls at Geylang and Rochor area</B>.
I am passionate about eating durians, it is really the king of all fruits and a wonder of nature! Let me describe the look and taste of durian for the un-initiated...when you first open up the fruit, you will notice the yellowish flesh of the durian which look like custard wrap in a very thin layer of skin. Take up one seed, eat and expect it to taste like <b><font color=#003399>tiramisu, rich cheese cake or dark chocolate filled with cognac.....simply divine</b></font color>! <p>There has been much ado about the smell of durian but believe me, it has got nothing to do with the taste of it! For a durian lover like me, I too, cannot stand the smell of stale durian or even durian products BUT the real durian itself is heavenly altogether! There are basically two classification for durians - sweet or bitter-sweet. The more yellow the flesh is, the sweeter it taste, the lighter the colour (almost white), the more bitter it is. I love the bitter-sweet durian best and it must come from Malaysia because the flesh is really creamy and smooth - like custard...mmmm..! <p>In recent years, the growers started to brand the better quality durian and now, Singaporeans are kind of spoiled and will only eat those top-grade brand like <b><font color=#003399>'XO' and 'D24'</b></font color> which can cost a small fortune by weight! However, the stalls like those shown below will always guarantee the quality ie. if they open up the fruit and the flesh is hard or infested with worms, they will have to replace it. I will not recommend you to buy durians at the supermarkets where the hawkers opened up the fruits and sell them by the styrofoam boxes - the quality is usually not as good for the price we pay and no guarantee! <p>Did you know that you can actually get rid of the durian smell from your fingers and mouth after you have eaten the fruit so that you will not reak of it? No, it is not through using soap or detergent to wash your hands 10-times over - it will not work. Aha! The answer is in the fruit itself! Just take up an open durian husk, fill the inside of the husk which is white in colour (of course not the thorny side) with water and drink or rinse your mouth with it. Voila! Your mouth will no longer have the durian taste in it! For your fingers, put the inside of husk under running tap water and wash your hands from the water that has flowed through the durian husk. Voila again - your fingers no longer smell of durian! The only smell will be when you burped. Ah the wonder of Father Nature - God gave the solution together with the stinking fruit!

Favorite Dish: King of all fruits - the Durian!

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  • Updated Aug 24, 2002
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