March 21, 2014
Today I was accompanied by two friends I met last time I was in Kuala Lumpur. They invited me out for drinks and took me to eat some local food such as Jellyfish..! Afterwards, they leaned I hadn’t tried Durian, a famous fruit here, and took me to a stand where they specifically serve Durian. How could I leave Asia without trying the infamous Durian fruit?! I’m shocked it’s been 10 months having not tasted it but today was the day. A “controversial” fruit where hostels and public areas hang signs saying “No Durian Allowed” due to the immense lingering smell that can clear out a room. I hear it’s an acquired taste and a rather delicacy due to it taking nearly 10 years to be produced (w/o the help of artificial processes). Well.. I ate it.. And I think I think I liked it too! I don’t think it smells bad either. It wasn’t juicy like I expected rather a pasty, creamy taste. Not bad. A great way to finish off my time off in Asia. I thank Tingsong and Chua for their hospitality and can’t believe I’ll be living in Australia by this time next week. Bring. It. On.