Hong Kong cat loves durian -Yummy

So... I just found this, and as far as I am concerned it takes the prize as to "weird kitteh eats". By far. I have some personal experience with durian.

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UPDATE: I was pretty sure, after looking at above YouTube, and others from the same YouTuber, that Mi Mi is a British Shorthair. But, the YouTube label didn't include that information. The Human was kind enough to respond to my query, and YES, Mi Mi is a British Shorthair. My recent post here has links to more about the breed, along with a totally sweet YouTube.

As for my personal experience- I was traveling in Thailand with a friend who writes cookbooks. Deal was, she had never "experienced" durian and neither had I, so late one afternoon we bought one at a local market and brought it back to our "B&B" with the intent of sampling it at breakfast the next day. We two woke up almost simultaneously in the middle of the night, uttering something similar (edited for profanity)- Crikey! What IS that godawful smell?!! And, made haste to toss it outside as far as it could be thrown.

Wiki has a comprehensive article about the pros and cons of durian, with many quotes from "foodies" and travelers here. The text below is quoted from the wiki link:

~~Travel and food writer Richard Sterling says: "its odor is best described as pig-shit, turpentine and onions, garnished with a gym sock. It can be smelled from yards away." Despite its great local popularity, the raw fruit is forbidden from some establishments such as hotels, subways and airports, including public transportation in Southeast Asia. Other comparisons have been made with the civet, sewage, stale vomit, skunk spray and used surgical swabs.~~

Of the five choices in the last sentence above, my reaction was door #3.

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  1. What I've never been able to understand is how folks can get something that smells that bad (never personally experienced durian, just read about it) past their nose and into their mouth. There are cheeses that affect me the same way... And also WHY anyone would want to eat something that smells like the descriptions of durian. Color me baffled.

  2. Marion- me too, baffled.

    But, the chefs and foodies quoted on the wiki page go into raptures about its taste and texture.

    Just seems like "don't eat it if it smells bad" is a pretty good adaptive/ evolutionary survival mechanism.

    I think in some cases there are cultural aversions that influence perception of palatability- we were fine eating fried insect grubs in a restaurant- though the waiter was very reluctant to serve us because he was certain we didn't know what we were ordering (we did know).

    But the reaction I had to durian was so gut level basic!


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