Durian: A Fruit So Stinky, It's Illegal

Categories: Food News
Over on our sister blog, the Juice, Jeff Stratton recounts how Ahmad Lai Bujang, a 61-year-old Malaysian Parliament member, "was taken to a hospital after he complained of breathlessness and dizziness from gorging himself on durian, a spiky green fruit resembling jackfruit (or a green hedgehog)."

As Stratton reports, the politician said after catching his breath, "I ate too many durians that day. There were four different varieties, and all were very tasty. The doctors warned me against it in the future, so I will stay away from the fruit for a month."

Writes Stratton: "Buses in Singapore have signs (right next to No Food, No Drink, No Loud Music) demanding No Durian. It's illegal to carry one into public buildings there too. But eating it can be as addictive as Cooper City's crack." 

The legendary Robert Is Here fruit stand won't carry it because it's so smelly; ditto for other purveyors of juicy goodness. Click here to read the full story and find the local joint that sells it.

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