It is feared and reviled among some; sought after and savored by others. With an odor so strong it has been banned on airlines throughout Southeast Asia. Durian is nothing less than a divisive fruit.
We were both quite excited by the fact that Grand Asian Market carried Durian but we were way too nervous by its reported overwhelming smell to bring it home to try. It took many more trips to GAM before we decided that we need to come up with a plan to find a way to try this pungent treat. It still took us two more trips to the Asian Market (we wussed out the first time) before we finally buckled down went on a Durian picnic.