Regarded by many people in southeast Asia as the "king of fruits", the durian is distinctive for its large size, strong odour, and formidable thorn-covered husk.
The edible flesh emits a distinctive odour that is strong and penetrating even when the husk is intact. Some people regard the durian as pleasantly fragrant; others find the aroma overpowering and revolting.
The persistence of its odour has led to the fruit's banishment from certain hotels and public transportation in southeast Asia.
Durian KunyitKing of FruitsSouth East AsiaAsian Delight