Saturday, December 02, 2006

King of Fruits

I attended a "Year-end Gathering of Diamonds"(Mindanao) yesterday. We had a visitor from Riyadh(Mr.Sulaiman), from India(Mr.Frajith), from Indonesia(Miss Lisa), and the DXN staff from Manila(Mr. Ferdie, and Mr Tom)

Anyhow, one cannot leave Davao City without tasting the ever famous "durian" and of course our "native chicken". But since, we were so full for native chicken.. we headed over at "Durian Paradise".

Durian = "Smells like hell.. but tastes like heaven"

"A rich custard highly flavoured with almonds gives the best general idea of it, but there are occasional wafts of flavour that call to mind cream-cheese, onion-sauce, sherry-wine, and other incongruous dishes. Then there is a rich glutinous smoothness in the pulp which nothing else possesses, but which adds to its delicacy." - Mr. Alfred Russel Wallace

But once, you get used to durian... and an avid eater of durian.. you'd go gaga over the smell. Once you smell it, you'd want to know where it is from. It's like seeing a mango with bagoong.

Mr. Ferdie: I'd have someone to make you a perfume.
Miss Lisa: Really?
Mr.Ferdie: Yeah, durian scent.
Miss Lisa: Haha. The people would not want to talk to me.
Mr. Ferdie: Yeah, they would run away from you.

It was really Miss Lisa's idea to try out the durian offered by Davao, and she was even teased by Mr. Ferdie.

Mr.Ferdie: We need to climb a mountain.... so that we can eat. Are you up for the adventure?
Miss Lisa: I like that! I like that!
Mr.Ferdie: Ay aba.. naniwala.

Durian is not new to Indonesians, since they produce them too. But, it was new for Mr. Tom, who covered his nose while eating. I wanna take a picture... but due to formality and all that I opted not to, and besides I was eating that time and a handful at that.

Durian is believed to have warming properties liable to cause excessive sweating. Durian should be paired with Mangoosteen since it produces a cooling effect. They are more like partners. Mangoosteen is also abundant here in Davao. It's also good to eat it with a softdrink of your choice. If you're from DXN and wants to eat durian, you must bring Andro-G so that it will reduce your body temperature.

Mr.Ferdie: Go and eat more.
Miss Lisa: No.. I already had 4 seeds. It's already hot.
Mr.Ferdie: Did you bring Andro-G
Miss Lisa: No.
Mr. Ferdie: Then, just take a bath, and shower the heat away.
(*everyone laughs*)
Mr.Ferdie: Or if you want there's swimming pool in the hotel.

If you eat durian.... better get the arancillo. It's a bit small compared to Puyat (which is veryyyy big.. and you can't eat 2 more seeds..) Arancillo is creamy, and it has this bittersweet taste. I cant explain it. And yeah it has a sherry-like taste.

TIP: After you eat durian, you better wash your hands along with the seed of durian. Use the seed like a soap when washing it with water to take the odor away. To know that it is effective, smell your hands before and after washing.

Dont think about the smell. You'd be missing out a lot, if you don't at least get to taste a durian. :)

Mr. Ferdie: I'm taking this out and bring this to Manila. I can't eat durian in Manila, because it's so expensive. 1 durian would cost me 500-600. tsk. tsk. This is really good for shake. Mix it with milk and cocozhi. Ahhh, heaven.
Miss Lisa: But, that's not allowed in the hotel.
Mr. Ferdie: Oh... right. I wonder why they don't allow durians in hotels.
Mom: Because some of the guests hates the overpowering smell.
Mr. Ferdie: I'd still bring this.
Miss Lisa: And what will you do? Eat it in front of the hotel. *Laughs*
Mr. Ferdie: I dont know... I'd let them find a way to keep this.


Celena said...

Yahoo, first honor ako! ^-^ Well...durian!!! Ang totoo nyan...pag naririnig ko yang durian...naaalala ko yung beloved adviser namin na nagresign nung almost 1st 3 months niya samin dahil di alam na kadahilanan. Anyway, talaga namang pamatay ang amoy niyan...wala naman akong masabi sa lasa dahil wala akong sapat na lakas para tumikim nyan.
celena | Homepage | 12.01.06 - 8:41 pm |

Ghee said...

year end gathering of diamonds?hmm,interesting!

i havent eaten durian yet..masarap nga raw,pero wala pakong guts na subukan

pero kumakain ako ng langka,pareho din ba ang lasa?:D
ghee(amesweet) | Homepage | 12.01.06 - 9:11 pm | #

Gravatar P.S.

di ko makita yung name and URL sa taggie mo,di ako makapagpost ng msg...hmmmm..

morning din!we have a lovely weather here too
ghee(amesweet) | Homepage | 12.01.06 - 9:12 pm |

L.A. said...

durian? did you know that is the international codename ni bagyong reming? haha wala lang....hindi pa yata ako nakakakain ng durian e or nakakain na ako? ah oo nakakain n nga aq nyan...masarap din yung candy nyan e...oo nga blita bawal nga sa hotel ang durian sinabi pa nga se replies believe it or not yan e...ingat!
L.A | Homepage | 12.01.06 - 9:23 pm |

Random said...

Durian, definitly not my favorite fruit!
Sidney | Homepage | 12.01.06 - 10:47 pm | #

Gravatar i never liked durian..

but i like durian candy!! hihihihi!!
pam | Homepage | 12.01.06 - 11:51 pm | #

Gravatar Once pa lang ako nakatikim ng durian na fresh, nagustuhan ko rin sya but I prefer to eat the candy na...hahaha! Para walang amoy.
ann | Homepage | 12.02.06 - 12:09 am |

Lana said...

gusto ko kumain ng durian!! kahit ganyan yung amoy!! kaso si mama di bumibili eh.. hehe.. sana makatikim ako..
LaNa | Homepage | 12.02.06 - 3:03 am |

Tin said...

i havent eaten Durian yet. But it looks delicious. Sana makatikim din ako. But it's so expensive.
tin | Homepage | 12.02.06 - 5:40 am |

Potster said...

wow.. tsarap naman ng durian ah.. ahhaha. kahit mabaho, masarap..
potster (a.k.a. POTPOT) | Homepage | 12.02.06 - 8:42 am | #

Sasha said...

Naku tina, when I go there, convince me to eat durian ha. Never tasted one kasi I don't like the smell nga :D
sasha | Homepage | 12.02.06 - 9:27 am |

Ferdz said...

I like durian, but not the smell though. Thanks for the tip! I didn't know about that washing with the seeds thing. :D
Ferdz | Homepage | 12.02.06 - 12:50 pm |

Arianne said...

too bad for me, haven't eaten durian yet. haha. the appetite just vanished cuz of the smell.. pero promise, when i get the chance na pumunta sa davao.. kakain ako
arianne | Homepage | 12.02.06 - 4:34 pm |

Vince said...

I miss duriannnnnn, malapit na akong umuwi for vacation dyannn :D
Vince | Homepage | 12.02.06 - 7:49 pm |

Iskoo said...

i like durian, kapag punta ako davao di ko rin maiwasan na mag-uwi at kumain nyan. na try mo na ba durian ice cream! sarap...
iskoo | Homepage | 12.02.06 - 10:45 pm |

Lalaine said...

aw..never ko pa nataste yan..ala ko makita niyan dito gapo e and ndi pa ako nkpunta ng davao haha
lalaine | Homepage | 12.03.06 - 12:14 am |

Nona said...

Alam mo bang sa Malaysia ako unang kumain ng Durian?...and since then nasanay na akong kumain gusto ko na ang amoy hehe.. Aphrodisiac sa kanila ang fruit na iyan and medyo expensive siya doon.
We even went to our chinese friend's Durian plantation...ang tataas pala ng puno at nakakatakot kasi bigla na lang may bumabagsak..haha..
nona | Homepage | 12.03.06 - 12:22 am |

pot said...

Hala. Gusto kong makatikim ng durian..
Pot | Homepage | 12.03.06 - 1:14 am |

Hermie said...

I'm now munching on durian candies brought by Helen from Davao. Sarap! Tasted durian ice cream also last year in Iligan. Yummy!
Hermie | Homepage | 12.03.06 - 3:30 am |

Katia said...

hello there!!

i havent really eaten the real "durian fruit"... just the candies.. hehe..

wonder what it tastes though.. =)
katia** | Homepage | 12.03.06 - 3:52 am |

Kath said...

yummy :p
kath | Homepage | 12.03.06 - 7:06 am |

Mics said...

gusto ko rin kumain ng durian paminsan-minsan.. hehehe... pero minsan, d ko tlaga ma-take yung amoy...
mics | Homepage | 12.03.06 - 8:47 am |

Mon said...

Di pa ko nakakatikim nyan.
Mon | Homepage | 12.03.06 - 9:39 pm |

Ralpht said...

no offense, but i hate durian! although my dad really likes that... hehe
ralphT | Homepage | 12.04.06 - 2:41 am |

Cruise said...

nagdala ang ka office ko ng durian from davao tapos binuksan sa canteen, mabiis na kumalat ang amoy sa buong canteen at naglingunan, hehe. baka gusto nila amoy, kami kain lang ng kain, sarap!
cruise | Homepage | 12.04.06 - 6:01 am |

Utakgago said...

i've tasted durian custard. ahh basta, challenge lang yun ng mga kaklase ko noong third year. may nagdala kasi ng durian something..

noong inamoy ko, siyet. ang baho talaga.

matamis naman siya. pero may 'thing' na dumidikit sa ngala-ngala mo.. parang saging! basta..

:D it's worth a challenge. but not worth-addiction!!!
utakGAGO | 12.04.06 - 6:27 am | #

don_ser said...

oi! nakita ko blog mo sa pagsearch pog "DXN"!!!