D-Day 2014: Durian Tasting

Delicious Durian--The King of Fruits

Delicious Durian–The King of Fruits

It’s hard to describe a durian, the “King of Fruits.” It’s prickly on the outside, fleshy on the inside, succulent and stinky all at the same time. You just have to try it.

Looking Over the Durian Stall

Looking Over the Durian Stall

So that’s what we did. We walked up the road from Sri Utama to our favorite durian-seller. Our trusted friend William was there to help us choose well, and, like his mom before him, he always picks a good one!

Mr. Casey gets the camera ready!

Mr. Casey gets the camera ready for the big event!

Mr. Casey, a secondary math teacher and Paige’s cooperating teacher, was so excited by the prospect of watching Americans react to their first taste of durian, that he brought his camera to record the whole episode. He obviously enjoyed the experience, too!

Ready for the D-Day Moment

Ready for the D-Day Moment

Our durian vendor opens a nice, ripe durian… But Amanda and Paige aren’t quite sure what to think of it.

We're ready, we think!

We’re ready, we think!

Amanda, Robin, Mitch, Rachel, Chase and Paige are as ready as they’ll ever be. Mitch is going to be the brave one to go first, as Mr. Casey captures the moment!

Yeah, Mitch!

Yeah, Mitch!

Next, Robin. We know you’ll be telling your friends about this experience long after we’ve gone home!

Robin asks herself, I am really ready for this?

Robin asks herself, I am really ready for this?

Paige and Chase’s turn.  Uh-Oh!

Chase takes a taste while Paige looks on.

Chase takes a taste while Paige looks on.

I guess this face says it all.  Now they have all had the official Malaysian experience!

Ah..... Delicious Durian!

Ah….. Delicious Durian!

 

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