Friday, August 22, 2008

Don't Stink Up the Joint

All over Malaysia, there are signs notifying people to not bring durian into their establishments. For those who don't know, durian is a fruit with a spiky shell that was probably used as an ancient weapon. The fruit also stinks.
My wife was very disappointed by the signs because she loves durian and it's about half the price in Malaysia than in Shenzhen. We still allowed her to eat some, as long as it wasn't in the hotel or up wind from us.

6 comments:

Mike said...

Sounds disgusting.

Mike said...

Could be worse... I went out for Chinese last week with a friend who ordered a meal named "stinky tofu." It smelled like there was a dirty diaper on the table. Worse yet, it tasted like one too.

LadyK said...

Haha, Sounds nasty!

And Mike's experience does too.

Adam said...

I had the same situation in Singapore. Durian is actually a great fruit, much much better than chow do fu

Matthew said...

Mike, I can't believe you actually tried stinky tofu...and that is the exact translation from Chinese. Street vendors sell it around here, and I can smell it from a mile away. I'd rather be surrounded by durian, which I've been told is better after the 2nd or 3rd try.

Carrie said...

Durian will most definitely stink up the joint, unless you buy the type that scientists have managed to take the stink out of. Apparently, people in Asia don't like this variety as the stink adds to the enjoyment of it. Personally, I can do without. :-)

Gotta tell you though....I'm a huge fan of stinky tofu!