What is a durian?
A durian has a hard outer shell with many sharp spikes and have approximately 5 pods per fruit that's filled with 1 to 3 seeds per pod. A soft, creamy, and sweet flesh surrounds the brown seed. The durian is known for its distinct scent. To the fans, the durian has a sweet fragrant aroma, but to the unfamiliar, it has the scent of a gas leak.
Some are taught to open a durian with a knife, but a knife isn't necessary.
All you need are your handy dandy fingers. Before I begin, here are some important notes:
- The riper the durian, the easier to open.
- This method takes practice to perfect.
- Good luck and have fun =)
Note: I apologize for the poor quality of the photos. Knowing me, I will probably update the photos when we get another durian.
Can you find the line?
First, take a good look at the durian.
Select a pod and look for the spikes that are going in opposite directions.
Aha! Open sesame!
You have found the "secret" opening.
Oooh yeaaaah. Let me see your insides.
Pull on the area and you'll find the durian slowly opening up.
Spoon out the flesh.