"auhckw" from pu'erh section of this forum (if you are reading this) or anyone in Malaysia enjoy eating this fruit, better make the most of it now before the Chinese discover it. We from the pu'erh section of this forum only knowing too well what happens when pu'erh tea (it was only drunk in the southern part of China, HK and Macau) was discovered by the middle class in whole of China: price gone up, quality gone down.
I couldn't make the most of it now... there is a limit of how much durian you can eat before you will fall sick... If only durian can be aged... hahaha...
Some general info I could think off...
-Malaysian durian is ripe when it falls down from the tree itself. You cannot harvest it by plucking.
-Used to be seasonal fruit, but these days you can get it most of the time. But there are big seasons, where you will see many durian stalls along the road sides and plenty of durians. Price will be normally cheaper during the big seasons.
-During the big seasons, there are durian buffets too, eat till you drop but normally it will be cheaper grades durian. Alacarte will be based on market price depending on the species.
-There are plenty of species. Different in aroma, sweet taste, bitter taste, colour, texture, seed size, aftertaste, etc.
-Most people like it bitter. The more bitter the more kick.
-You can eat the durian at the stall, or order to takeaway.
-You can buy the durian by the whole, or opened up and put in container.
-You can then eat the durian immediately, or put the the fridge and eat is slowly.
-You must not drink liquar after eating durian or you will die (no joke and not myth).
-Your pee will smell like durian after eating them.
-After eating durian with your fingers will stink, the remedy is wash your hand with durian shell. The water will flow through the durian shell, and wash your hand with that water.
-After eating durian you may get 'heat' / 'sore throat' sickness, the remedy put some salt on the inner shell (white area) put some drinking water... gurgle and then drink the water.
-If you want to try smuggle durian hand carried into flight, put them in sealed container. Placed the container in a box, and put coffee power and pandan leaves on the outside. Tape it. Try at your own risk.
Last... some photos:
Durian is something you either love it or hate it. Those that hate it, will treat it like sh*t, and those that love it will keep eating the sh*t