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Monday, August 8, 2011

Durian Mania

I've come late to the appreciation of durians. I know. This seems so weird for a Singaporean. My parents were nuts about durians and they MADE me eat them. I hated the way the smell clung to my hands and I hated my own breath and I hated the burps that always came after a durian binge.

Since last year, I've had inexplicable cravings for durians at certain times of the month, much like a pregnancy craving... or like how some people crave chocolate. I snoop around those cheapo stalls that sell durians at $10 for 3 boxes and then I buy up 6 promising to share with my parents'-in-law. To be fair to me, I do share with them. I give them 1 box and wallop the other 5. Some days, the durians are dry and bland. On other days, they're sweet and creamy (a cross between roquefort and camembert but sweet)... and they practically fight to get into my mouth. I keep buying those cheap durians because once in a while I hit the jackpot and get a whole lot of yummilicious ice cream without the cold.

Just for fun, I fed some to Milo. Milo is crazy about durians. When you appear with one seed of durian, he skips about like he's gonna be going for walkies, but it's just durian you know. Once or twice, I fed him the bland sort that I didn't want to eat only to be looked at reproachfully. I could almost hear Milo say "What sorta owner ARE you? How can you feed your pet, durian of such inferior quality?" But after I tell him to take it or leave it, he takes it.

The Husband is more than glad at my newfound appreciation for durians because for many years of our marriage I wouldn't let him eat any. I hated even more kissing a fellow with durian breath and burp. Yuck!

The Husband held a durian party for his colleagues and he came home with something called Cat Mountain King. There was a lot of it. He kept mum about the goodies and I discovered them as I snooped about the fridge for breakfast. Sniff! Sniff! Sniff! There is durian in here! My heart beat faster and when I saw the box of creamy delights, I let out a squeal that drew a curious stare from my domestic helper. One normally doesn't wake up before breakfast. Well, that day, I was well awake before my durian breakfast I tell ya!!

I ate so much that I felt sick and couldn't eat another meal till the next day. I am still thinking of that Cat Mountain King. I'm gonna go get me another pile before durian season is over. Om nom nom nom nom! Oh yeah!!

10 comments:

Malar said...

I love eating durian! They are so yummy!

Open Kitchen Concept said...

Mountain Cat King. Mao Shang Wang. LOL.

I love durians but hate the smell. And I hate the way durians made your car or house smell the next day.

The Husband thinks I'm weird. But then, he doesn't eat durian, that's why

Wen-ai said...

Haha! Welcome to the Durian Club! I LOVE DURIANS!!! I've also been stuffing myself silly with durians for the past few wks. Beanie seems to love durians too. so much so that she puts on A LOT of weight and Im now carrying a 3.3 kg baby now. *stressed*

Blur Ting said...

LOL! Now that you've discovered Mao San WAng, will you still eat the kind you feed Milo?

termite said...

lol the joy of discovering durians! hellow pet :)

petunialee said...

Malar - They are! Aren't they?!

petunialee said...

OKC - Aaaaah! The Husband is like what I was.

petunialee said...

Wen-Ai: Good for ya!! Beanie is growing well. At the time of me writing this, you may well be delivering Beanie!! I can't wait to see her photos!!

petunialee said...

Ting - Nope. No more cheap durians for me!

petunialee said...

Termie!! Helloooooooooooo!