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    Only exotic fruit I tried was Lychee, since I have Lychee trees in my backyard. They are brown, but like a block from my house are other Lychee trees and their lychees are red. I always wanted to try durian, but you can't import it, cause it smells so bad :P

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    Pihtaya (Dragon Fruit) juice is really good. Didn't realize it was from a cactus until just recently.
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    Lychee is really good. Based on family background I've had a lot of weird fruit tossed around-can't remember most of them.
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    A good Durian has to fall off the tree, if they are picked then they aren't ready and don't taste anywhere near as good as one that is.
    Good Durians DO smell, right away, as soon as they fall off the tree.

    There are about as many different kinds of Durian as there are apples.
    The ones from Thailand are huge and I don't like em that much.
    The ones that are grown the most here in Bali tend to taste kind of garlicy and while I love garlic I don't like it in Durians.
    The very BESTEST, most delicious Durian that I doubt very many people have tried are from the jungle in Borneo (actually most Durian are, originally). They are only slightly larger than an navel orange and almost white, not yellow. The spikes are curly and when you pick them up they don't hurt because the spikes curl inwards.
    They smell sweet sweet sweet and taste heavenly.
    The trouble is these ones don't last even 2 days, the tree is quite hard to get growing and they don't bear much fruit. This makes for a fruit that isn't likey to make it into the mass food market anytime soon which is a shame because I am sure it would change a lot of people's minds about eating Durian.

    I planted 10 Durian seeds last week and they are already about 15cm tall.
    I am trying, VERY hard, to get some seeds of the kind of Durian I talked about above.

    Manggis/ Mangosteen are also right up there.
    Rambutan are great too, hasn't anyone tried them?
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Slurm @ May 25 2005,5:08)]Post what unusual fruit you are a fan of. I'd be interested to know if anyone here has accquired a taste for (gag) durian.
    Any tropical fruit; mangosteens, mangos, kiwis, strawberries, starfruit, lychee...you name it. I love eating fruits.

    Yep, 'dragonfruit' (the one with the black crunchy seeds - Yum!) [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]

    My whole family loves eating durian, but I hate it as a result of the smell. Don't think being born in america has anything to do with it though... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_l_32.gif[/img]

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    Pretty much any good fruit is on my list. I just really like fruit. I didn't like one rather exotic one that I tried recently though. Can't remember what it was called. It was REALLY sweet, too much for me.
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    I grow starfruit and papayas in my back yard - they aren't as big as some of the grocery store ones, but they taste a whole lot better.

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    *waves madly*

    Here! Here! A durian fan! And I am VERY picky when it comes to the grade I eat. Yes, grade. No cheap ones like SIN$1 for one but SIN$10 per kilogram type! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img] That's because I eat durians only when the grade is available during certain season. In that way, I don't burn a hole in my pocket.

    The grade I eat? X.O. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img]

    Very bitter and strong in flavour. Just like the liquor! Its flesh is white, compared to the common yellow ones. And it is less "heaty". Anyone who eats durians knows that it can cause sore throat, pimples etc etc. Not unlike taking too much fried food... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_k_ani_32.gif[/img]

    But X.O. ain't the best grade yet, the best I heard is "Cat Mountain King". Not very common here but it is really really good. I tried it last year and will look for it again when durian season is around.

    So the mangosteen "queen" must be eaten after the durian "king", to cool the person down. I am a chemist but I totally believe in this sort of stuff. My asian culture. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]
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