When searching for challenging dishes in Los Angeles, intrepid explorer ipsedixit discovered a particularly stinky pot at the end of the rainbow. In this case, the end of the rainbow is Irvine, and the pot is a bread bowl full of durian fruit.

“One of the more inventive durian creations [at 85°C Bakery Cafe] was the Durian Bread Bowl (a la Taiwanese brick toast),” says ipsedixit. “It was a croissant type bread bowl, filled with a durian, cream cheese, sour cream, taro and some heavy cream or creme fraiche. Sweet, salty and tangy and just perfectly malodorous for non-believers.”

85°C Bakery Cafe [Orange County]
2700 Alton Parkway, Irvine

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