23 May

Ever since growing up in Hong Kong, my family (with the exception of my brother) has developed a taste for this oft reviled fruit. I have fond memories at almost every stage of my life sucking down on some durian. These may include having the Farmington Fire Department called (not once, but twice!) to investigate the scent of natural gas in the senior dorms which mysteriously emanated from an airtight container in three plastic bags in the fridge; and chowing down on some of the best durian ice cream right after a bout of food poisoning in Saigon.

The extremely sweet flavor and the custard-like texture lends itself especially well to frozen desserts… like ice cream, milkshakes, and popsicles! I found the above box while on a food excursion in the Westgate area with Bethia and Angela at Westgate Import Market. It tastes just like the real thing! I coerced B into having a bite (he loved the milkshake at Thuy Trang Restaurant in Detroit!) and watching his facial expressions was just priceless! I will convert him yet! For the time being, this is one thing I won’t have to worry about keeping stocked in the freezer.


One Response to “I <3 DURIAN”

  1. Cecelia Bustamante (@ceceliab) August 10, 2012 at 5:01 pm #

    Hi Viv,

    Great post on durian! My name is Cece Bustamante and I’m reaching out to you on behalf of Kroger and Murray’s Cheese. Murray’s is an NYC cheese institution that is opening in Columbus this month. Because your blog is so focused on your passion for food, I thought you’d like to join us for a blogger event on August 23 at the new Murray’s shop in Dublin .

    At the event, a Murray’s cheese expert will lead you in a cheese and wine tasting – telling you about each cheese, some basics of cheese and wine pairings, and all about Murray’s new selection of cheese, meats, olive oils, crackers and more.

    As recently covered in the Columbus Dispatch, Murray’s is opening 3 cheese shops in Columbus this year – the next two shops include another in Dublin one in the Brewery District. Murray’s was originally founded in 1940 and has grown to become one of the country’s most beloved food destinations.

    We hope you can join us:
    Date: August 23, 2012
    Time: 6-7:30pm
    Location: Murray’s Cheese Shop at Kroger- 7625 Sawmill Road Dublin, OH 43016
    Please RSVP to me by August 20

    We hope you’ll join us to enjoy learning more about the wide world of cheese.

    Kind regards,

    Cece Bustamante
    Community Associate

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