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Durian

rastan | Feb 10, 2006 12:13 PM

A few months back, I saw a National Geographic special on food taboos, and there was a segment on Durian. My understanding is that it is a fruit from Southeast Asia with such a strong odor that it is forbidden in many hotels, since the smell can linger... thus bumming out hotel guests.

Anyways, I forgot about this fruit until yesterday, when I glanced at a durian dessert at a vietnamese market in Chinatown. I didn't realize that it might be available here. Where else can one find durian in LA? I want to find out if it really does have a terrifying odor, or if that was just a bunch of hype to make the show interesting...

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