"Why not go out on a limb? Isn't that where the fruit is?"
The palate will open a door to adventure. Bravery IS required and taste IS required. Durian is a special kind of adventure all on its own. Native to southeast Asia, it is known as the "King of Fruits." A kingly level of bravery is required for this journey. Durian is not for the faint of heart. The taste is... a sweet custardy stroll to exotica (...absolutely bedeviling). The odor however.... is a cross between a garbage land fill and gasoline. Some have compared the scent to that of gym socks and rotten onions, in any case, it can be overwhelming to the weak at heart. (It's actually illegal to carry the fruit in certain public places in Singapore.)
As with life, it isn't about the destination, it's about the journey (the adventure!!!). Durian presents a formidable challenge but the reward is sweet (very sweet). So the challenge is simple... if you choose to accept it. Battles through challenges of the Durian's odor and nature will reward you well...(I promise)
Mo (Mo'Betta) & Oz (Young Euro) a.k.a. The Sophistiques