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As for me, I’m actually neutral about durian. I don’t mind if people love it and eat it. For some reason:
1. I kinda have a less sensitivity nose to smell, so the smell doesn’t hit me as hard (unless we’re going to an enclosed space where the durian is stored – then I’ll smell it, but I won’t mind it too much).
2. I prefer crunchy fruits, or the least creamy bits of the durian flesh. The durian lovers claim it’s the worst part, but hey, everyone gets what they want (more for them, which is fine by me).
I think of durian as the really strong pungent cheese (those blue cheese or vintage cheese with a really soft, creamy texture). The “good” durian is subjective – some like a really sweet durian, or a really aromatic, bitter one (think strong black coffee – bitter, aromatic/pungent).
Its creamy texture is literally like cream – I’m thinking somewhere like a ripe avocado and ripe banana when you mush it for banana bread.
Of course, frozen durians aren’t going to be as good as the fresh ones. But it’s a good thing homesick people can have to remind them of home.
I heard another counter “therapy” for the “heat” of the durian is drinking water out of the inner rind of the durian shell, and also using that water to rinse your hands will get rid of the smell.
Mangosten is another popular counter action for it “cools” the heat of the durian.
Salt and water is the third I’ve heard.