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How to happily enjoy Mekong Delta durian

Durian in the Mekong Delta is famous for its its very sweet yellow flesh

If you get familiar with durian – the world’s smallest fruit, it is always delightful to enjoy. However, if it is your first time trying durian, you might find its smell like feet in soggy boots for hours. Let’s see how to happily enjoy this kind of fruit!

Let’s explore Indochina tours Vietnam to enjoy durian

How to eat durian

Eat it raw

Durian in the Mekong Delta

Durian in the Mekong Delta- source: internet

The very strong smell and formidable thorn-covered husk of durian might not be friendly with those who have never tasted it before. But do not let its odor and appearance frighten you out of falling in love with this king of fruits! The best way to eat durian should be enjoy its flesh raw to keep in its most natural form. Let’s give it a try to see why those who love it really love it!

Make sure to remove the seed before eating. To get acquainted with this pungent fruit, it is wise to take the smallest dose possible at first. Feel the creamy durian pulp melt in your mouth! Once you have handled this unusual mix of savory, sweet, and creamy all at once, let’s spoon out the flesh!

Durian in the Mekong Delta cruise is the most famous for its very sweet yellow flesh and many kinds with small seeds. Durian should be enjoyed right after being opened. After 24 hours exposed to the air, the durian flesh will become sour and inedible. The sooner you eat your durian, the better taste you will get. However, if you cannot eat it all within a day, it is advisable to keep it for another couple of days in the refrigerator or freezer. To prevent the strong scent from infecting other foods, you have to carefully bundle it up with plastic wrap.

Enjoy durian candy, chips, ice cream and other sweet delicacies

Durian ice cream

Durian ice cream- source: internet

Besides being eaten fresh, durian’s flesh can also be processed into durian candies, ice cream of other sweet retreats. For those who find it hard to make friend with the taste of durian right away, crispy durian snacks made from under-ripe durians or durian-flavored biscuits and cookies, which have the significantly reduced flavor and odor of durian may be the good alternatives to acquire a taste for it.

Moreover, the sweet taste and thick texture of durian make it perfect for desserts such as: durian custard, and especially durian ice cream and durian coconut cream with sticky rice.

Combine it with other fruits

Durian smoothie

Durian smoothie- source: internet

Like eating chunks of durian right out of the shell, durian smoothies are another way to highly appreciate the creamy and foamy texture of this Fruit King. From yogurt to honey, condensed milk and other tropical fruits such as: papaya, guava, banana, mango and pineapple, everything you like can be added into the blender together with a few pods of durian. However, mangosteen, which is called as the queen of fruits, is believed to be the perfect partner of durian. To make it a much more substantial snack but still preserving the distinctive cheesy taste, nuts and toasted coconut can be toppings. Simple, icy, not too sweet and soothing, durian smoothies are a healthy treat on a hot summer’s day.

Why should you try durian in the Mekong Delta at least once?

Durian in the Mekong Delta is famous for its its very sweet yellow flesh

Durian in the Mekong Delta is famous for its its very sweet yellow flesh- source: internet

Smell awful but taste heaven. Durian is not just a kind of fruit but the pride of the Mekong Delta. However, drawing people’s attraction, not only from its flavor but also its odor, durians have even been banned in some public spaces including planes, so that it is difficult to buy some to bring back home. There is no better choice than to enjoy it right when you are still in Vietnam.

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