When I tell you where I ate my 10 best durians of the year, I’m telling you a story about me. “Best durian” are deeply personal. They’re where I was and what I was doing and what was important to me when I ate them. This post, The 10 Best Durian of 2017 is essentially […]
Raw Food Durian Recipes
I got interested in durian while dabbling with raw foods, and the first recipes I ever made with durian were raw. Specifically, in 2012 I made a durian-cucumber-noodle alfredo that has since become one of my favorite foods to eat during the season.
One of the world’s great mysteries is that durian grows in the tropics where it’s always too hot, and yet it is the best winter warm-up food. Heatiness comes in handy when the weather forecast has been hovering between freezing rain and WINTER STORM WARNING all week. A spiced durian nog was just the thing […]
Over the weekend I posted some traditionally untraditional Halloween snowskin mooncakes made with rice flour and stuffed with delicious durian. But I have issues with rice. It’s not just that I’m morally opposed to rice for because global warming (stop blaming cows: it’s rice) or that white rice is basically devoid of nutrients. I personally […]
If fresh durian is said to smell like putrid flesh, overripe armpits, and fermented gym socks, can you imagine what it smells like fermented? Or what it tastes like? Fermented durian, or tempoyak, is a traditional condiment in Malaysia and Indonesia often mixed with coconut milk curries or pounded with chilies into a spicy dip. […]
Whenever I hang out with durian lovers, we spend a lot of time trying to describe what each durian tastes like. Sometimes it’s a lightly burnt marshmallow rolled in melted chocolate. Or a dense pastry stuffed with vanilla cream. Or sometimes it’s a creamy and vinegar Caesar dressing. With such a diverse and complex range […]
Durian, mint flavoring, and chocolate. When this recipe popped up on my facebook feed, it just about floored me. I really had to think about it. I mean, some durians do have a slight menthol kick to them. I just couldn’t decide if adding mint would ruin perfectly delicious durian, be just plain bizarre, or […]