Durian. That big, hulking thorny creature, with a scent so powerful it’ll knock their grandma to their feet. Indigenous to Malaysia and Indonesia, it’s a divisive figure in the industry of ingredients. Banned on Singapore subways for its smell, it’s the Kanye West of fruit: either you detest it, or you like they. Greatly.
In South eastern Asia, durian are referred to as the “king of fruit”, in part because of its aggressive appearance. Should you are able to crack the right path through the prickled, armour-like epidermis, the inside shows around 10 seeds how big schedules, each sealed with a heavy, custardy, off-white “meat” the only real edible part of the fresh fruit.