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tosoross

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Has anyone here love durian fruit? Fri, 06/15/12 5:05 AM (permalink)
Hi all,
I like to eat so much. I hope there are some people here also love it.
I made a durian fruit blog and would like to update the information about where to buy durian fruit in the US...Could anyone guide me or give me some useful info?
 
I know that mostly China Towns have it...but for more places than China Towns , Where to buy fresh durian fruit in U.S.A. ?
 
Thanks for all reply :)
<message edited by tosoross on Wed, 07/18/12 1:05 PM>
 
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    MetroplexJim

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    Re:Has anyone here love durian fruit? Fri, 06/15/12 10:05 AM (permalink)
    Bump.  I'd like to see your question answered. 
     
    Welcome to Roadfood!
     
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      mr chips

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      Re:Has anyone here love durian fruit? Fri, 06/15/12 12:14 PM (permalink)
      I like durian even though it has a horrid smell/.Tastes very good.
       
       
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        Wabbit

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        Re:Has anyone here love durian fruit? Fri, 06/15/12 12:24 PM (permalink)
        There is a large grocery store on Market st. in Greensboro NC that carries it.  They have alot of hard to find items from produce to seafood. Last visit they had live blue crabs. They always have durian.
         
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          mar52

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          Re:Has anyone here love durian fruit? Fri, 06/15/12 2:46 PM (permalink)
          I tried Durian wafer cookies, filled with some sort of a Durian flavored cream.  I threw them out after one bite.
           
          Had to throw them out because of the way they smelled.
           
          Tasted that nasty taste all day.
           
           
           
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            Twinwillow

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            Re:Has anyone here love durian fruit? Fri, 06/15/12 3:51 PM (permalink)
            The used to be a Vietnamese run gelato shop (Natsumi) in Dallas that has since done the "deep six".
            They did a durian gelato that was delicious.
             
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              Phildelmar

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              Re:Has anyone here love durian fruit? Fri, 06/15/12 4:32 PM (permalink)
              I tried but couldn't get past the smell
               
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                edwmax

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                Re:Has anyone here love durian fruit? Fri, 06/15/12 5:19 PM (permalink)
                I eat it when i was in Thailand in 1982.   ... I don't remember a smell, but always though the fruit gave me a bad case of constipation at the time.   Haven't seen of it since ....
                 
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                  werewolf

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                  Re:Has anyone here love durian fruit? Mon, 07/2/12 11:31 PM (permalink)
                  Durian fruit smells good to me.  Am I the only one?
                  <message edited by werewolf on Mon, 07/2/12 11:37 PM>
                   
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                    werewolf

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                    Re:Has anyone here love durian fruit? Mon, 07/2/12 11:41 PM (permalink)
                    Note:  It is harmful and dangerous to drink alcohol with durian. 
                     
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                      CCinNJ

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                      Re:Has anyone here love durian fruit? Tue, 07/3/12 8:46 AM (permalink)
                      Werewolves have a different sense of smell.
                       
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                        werewolf

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                        Re:Has anyone here love durian fruit? Tue, 07/3/12 11:51 AM (permalink)
                        :)
                         
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                          RKB

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                          Re:Has anyone here love durian fruit? Wed, 07/4/12 10:09 AM (permalink)
                          Jungle Jim's International market in Fairfield, OH has had durian for sale every time I have been there, and that is about once a month for the past 15 years.
                           
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                            werewolf

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                            Re:Has anyone here love durian fruit? Wed, 07/4/12 11:28 AM (permalink)
                            Has anyone here love durian fruit?
                             
                             
                            All your bases are belong to us
                            <message edited by werewolf on Wed, 07/4/12 12:07 PM>
                             
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                              Russ Jackson

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                              Re:Has anyone here love durian fruit? Thu, 09/5/13 6:50 AM (permalink)
                              werewolf


                              Note:  It is harmful and dangerous to drink alcohol with durian. 

                               There seems to be some truth to that...Russ
                               
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                                Pancho

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                                Re:Has anyone here love durian fruit? Thu, 09/5/13 8:59 AM (permalink)
                                I had a durian fruit dessert at this great little Thai place in Portland, OR. It's the first one on the menu (see link). I think I'd prefer a peach cobbler. Also, check out the main menu....best Thai food I've ever had in the US.
                                http://www.pokpokpdx.com/menu/desserts/
                                 
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                                  bartl

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                                  Re:Has anyone here love durian fruit? Mon, 09/9/13 5:18 PM (permalink)
                                  I've never tried durian, although I have seen it in Chinese markets; it would make a very effective weapon if mounted on a stick. It's just not worth the investment to me.
                                   
                                  I have noted that I neither like nor hate the smell; it seems kind of like a very strong carob odor to me, and, since I grew up with carobs (at least this time of year), I may just be accustomed to it.
                                   
                                  Bart
                                   
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                                    Twinwillow

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                                    Re:Has anyone here love durian fruit? Mon, 09/9/13 6:56 PM (permalink)
                                    Don't even think about asking Andrew Zimmern that question.
                                     
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                                      rbright

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                                      Re:Has anyone here love durian fruit? Fri, 09/27/13 9:13 AM (permalink)
                                      I never ate durian. But I've already been put off it as everyone complains about the smel. Though I heard it tastes quite good once you get past it!
                                       
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                                        Sundancer7

                                        Re:Has anyone here love durian fruit? Fri, 09/27/13 1:39 PM (permalink)
                                        I have watched the dude from Bizzare food gag with this fruit.  I do not need any more.
                                         
                                        Paul E. Smith
                                        Knoxville, TN
                                         
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                                          CCinNJ

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                                          Re:Has anyone here love durian fruit? Sat, 09/28/13 11:22 AM (permalink)
                                          Durian ice cream is a flavor served at Chinatown Ice Cream Factory in NYC.

                                          None for me. I'll stick to almond cookie & don tat ice cream.
                                           
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                                            love2bake

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                                            Re:Has anyone here love durian fruit? Mon, 09/30/13 9:01 AM (permalink)
                                            CC - I had to look up don tat ice cream, bc I had no idea, and the images showed a few pics of ice cream and egg tarts and a bunch of ice cream (and other) tattoos.
                                             
                                            No durian for me.  Did a dessert project with it in school.
                                             
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                                              Tumbleweed365

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                                              Re:Has anyone here love durian fruit? Mon, 09/30/13 10:57 AM (permalink)
                                              To me, Durian and Limburger cheese are in the same category, if you once get them past your nose, the taste is great.

                                              As a kid, my father would eat Limburger cheese sandwiches all the time, and I absolutely refused to even try something that

                                              Smelled so gross. Finally he got me to try a bite, and I have been a fan since.

                                              Now I'm the one trying to con my grand kids

                                              Into trying some of the weird things that Gramma brings home for them to try !
                                               
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                                                cutie pie

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                                                Re:Has anyone here love durian fruit? Wed, 01/1/14 11:43 AM (permalink)
                                                I love durian, but my husband detest it :)
                                                I am not from USA. You can find durian in most of asian grocery in the frozen section. I saw one in the Lee Lee grocery in chandler, az; but it was expensive, compare to the one sold in Greensboro, NC or in Plano, TX. A bobba place is selling durian juice in Mekong plaza - Meza arizona. Some of the durian has a high alcohol content.
                                                 
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                                                  Phildelmar

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                                                  Re:Has anyone here love durian fruit? Wed, 01/1/14 3:11 PM (permalink)
                                                  Limburger I love. Durian is a whole other category
                                                   
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                                                    improviser

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                                                    Re:Has anyone here love durian fruit? Wed, 01/1/14 8:21 PM (permalink)
                                                    While in Louisville, Ky. for the holidays, we visited the ValuMarket where my aunt works. I notice they sold durian in their produce department. It was in a little freezer all to itself. I wish I could have bought some, but my family would have objected to me bringing it inside the van. I'd love to try some one day.
                                                     
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                                                      bartl

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                                                      Re:Has anyone here love durian fruit? Thu, 01/2/14 12:25 AM (permalink)
                                                      I thought that the Geneva Conventions banned durians.
                                                       
                                                      More seriously, it smells to me like carob, only much stronger. Never tasted it, though; too cheap to spend the 25+ bucks to buy one.
                                                       
                                                      Bart
                                                       
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                                                        ChrisOC

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                                                        Re:Has anyone here love durian fruit? Thu, 01/9/14 11:16 AM (permalink)
                                                        cutie pie
                                                         

                                                        I saw one in the Lee Lee grocery in chandler, az; but it was expensive


                                                        I love that LeeLee market.  Unfortunately it is a long way from Ocean City 
                                                         
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                                                          hanvi

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                                                          Re:Has anyone here love durian fruit? Fri, 02/14/14 5:55 PM (permalink)
                                                          You can get durian in a lot of Korean food markets
                                                           
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                                                            Phildelmar

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                                                            Re:Has anyone here love durian fruit? Sun, 03/9/14 3:17 PM (permalink)
                                                            Huh? Did I miss something?
                                                             
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