I love love love fruits. I’m not a huge fan of cranberries, but I do like the juice. And though you’ll never see me sipping grapefruit juice by choice, I can’t exactly say I hate it.
So if in my whole life I’ve only encountered two fruits I wasn’t a huge fan of, both in a non-tropical climate, it’s no surprise that here in Manila I want to try even more tropical fruits!
The green fruit at the bottom left of the picture is actually one of my favorites… (I miss Brazilian fruits…)
Karl and I tried rambutan for the first time on Saturday, and ate this whole thing in one sitting! Yum!
Who would have guessed it looks so harmless inside?
I also tried dragon fruit for the first time, and though it definitely doesn’t have an appetizing exterior, it’s quite yummy inside, the flavor reminds me of kiwi.
I just ate it by the spoonful, so here’s a look post-massacre…
So when our helper suggested I try durian, a “smelly but very tasteful” fruit, I was intrigued. Specially since the outside doesn’t look too different from my favorite fruit. Soursop is another one of my favorites, and it also has a similar exterior. Durian seemed quite harmless.
After it stunk up my fridge for a whole 24 hours, I was ready to give it a try. At first, just looking at it made my stomach churn. Doesn’t it look like fatty chicken bits?
But I got over my fears and took a bite… The texture? Totally not what I was expecting. It was like spoiled cream. So even though the flavor wasn’t that horrible the texture killed it for me.
I couldn’t even finish it, and spit the rest out. I had never been this defeated by a piece of fruit. Karl didn’t even make past the first bite.
I can no longer claim to like all fruits, because there’s no way I’ll ever try a durian again.
Fruit FAIL. Definitely. Ugh.