Hello to all Durian Fans,
I am just curious about trying a ripe Durian here in Thailand.
I have seen a thread here somewhere from DR, that ripe Durians are not hard to open, cause they start to crack. 2 days ago, I have seen small Durians at a shop here and have been so curious to try and open them the first time by myself. I left it on the balcony and really, it started to crack today (see pic) and I immediately opened it without any problems. The white stuff inside was still a bit harder, but no problem to crack it and get to the flesh.
The flesh looked well to me, but actually so soft. Kind like a slush with a thin skin above and right below the big stone. Smelled strong, but fine. Not that extremely strong that you can not stand it. But my Thai friend told me, the flesh should not be so soft actually. She said it must be a bad one. It fell off the tree or whatever....
She asked me if it tastes like alcohol. No, does not.
I do not always trust ppl about ripeness of fruits. Sometimes they are just used to unripe fruits (e.g. bananas).
So is that the normal consistency of a ripe Durian, or how should it be?
Are there differences between Durian kinds?
Thanks for infos,
Durian is ripe when it starts opening on it's own (which is handy as it provides as place to easily rip it open by hand)
Yes, It is ripe when it starts to open on its own.
so this extremely soft flesh is normal?
yes :) creamy!
after eating now everyday a bit of this Durian, I have to confess I understand now all these Durian Lovers.
"The more you eat, the better it gets."
For me it is really a great replacement for stronger smelling and tasting cheese. Wow :-)