i know most tend to stay very far away from the stank that is durian fruit, but i can handle the smell in moderate amounts... and even enough to really like the taste.
i recently had a durian mung bean cake ("dau xanh sau rieng") brought to me from san francisco, and it's so addicting that i'm surprised crack/cocaine isn't on the ingredient list. it's got that lovely durian taste but the mung bean helps balance it out so it's not so intense for wimps like me.
i NEED to have this cake (or something similar). according to the package, this specific specimen is from Huy Ky Bakery in san diego.
anyone know where i can get this (or something similar - but not durian wafer cookies, which don't reek of durian enough) in NYC? i'd like to spare my friend from buying and shipping these to me regularly from california...