Durian, The King of Fruits (89830038)

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    The durian fruit season is just beginning... and it's already starting to flock the streets of Terengganu. They say durian is best during the middle of the season, so I'll have to wait.

    Gears: Leica R6 with Summicron-R 2,0/35 on Fujichrome Velvia 50 (RVP50)
    Location: Pasar Payang Market, Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu, Malaysia

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    1. sharaff 62 months ago | reply

      oh i never had this. i must check it out

    2. Fadzly @ Shutterhack 62 months ago | reply

      Didn't you have any when you came to Kuala Lumpur the other day? Well looks like you'll have to come to Terengganu so I can buy you some :-)
      Back in the 80's I used to buy some in London they cost 15 British Pound Sterling each. Well here in Terengganu it's about 5 Malaysian Ringgit per kilo, that's roughly 1.50 USD per kilo.

    3. sharaff 62 months ago | reply

      Shutterhack i never had it while i was there. i tell you, i was more addicted to the local tea? i forgot the name. and roti canai eheh

    4. Fadzly @ Shutterhack 62 months ago | reply

      Aaahhh.. you must have meant the "Teh Tarik and Roti Canai" :-)
      "Teh tarik and bahulu" best nutrition at 4.00am (000014)

      Mind you the roti canai comes in quite a lot of varieties.. some with eggs, bananas and some with sardine fillings.

    5. Nasey 62 months ago | reply

      doh..pekena arr sekali..2..3 tir jadi doh!

    6. Fadzly @ Shutterhack 62 months ago | reply

      Nasey must have remembered we ate some durian together by the street a couple of years back.

      Dua tiga utir mana cukup kurang-kurang lima utir... heheheh
      (translates to... 2 or three durians wont be enough we'll need at least 5 fruits to satisfy the cravings)

    7. saicode 62 months ago | reply

      it's banned in many public places!

    8. Fadzly @ Shutterhack 62 months ago | reply

      Sai, you got that right dear brother, we usually keep the surprise of the mind boggling aroma away from people who's new to durians... :-)

    9. *~Tammy~* 62 months ago | reply

      Fabulous capture~ Have a great day. :0)

    10. Phil @ Delfryn Design 62 months ago | reply

      I spotted this during a recent trip to Viet Nam & Cambodia, but didn't try it. Isn't it said to be rather smelly?

    11. Fadzly @ Shutterhack 62 months ago | reply

      Yeah Phil, you got the smelly part so right, that is the main reason it's being banned in many public places just like Sai said it. But the taste.... is a whole different story altogether. But one has to be careful NOT to consume it with alcohol or carbonated drinks, as one might get very dangerous food poisoning.

    12. suzums 62 months ago | reply

      Yum! Another reason to miss home!

    13. AnTalk 62 months ago | reply

      It took me years to taste it first, and then I got hooked. If durian, then Segemat.

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