The most notable characteristic about the durian is its pungent smell and distinctive taste. Some of my foreign friends say it smells and tastes like cat vomit. That's revolting, isn't it? They get a slimy feeling with goose pimples and rapid heart beat when holding the flesh. Some feel instant disgust and cannot stand the smell. Durians are banned from hotels and resorts. I guess the smell can create havoc once it gets into the air-conditioning system. The smell is a nice aroma to us and we regard the taste as heavenly. It is creamy, tastes like sweet butter scotch with almonds and better still should be a little bit bitter, like wine. It is 'finger-licking' good!
Something to ponder