Durian, a tropical fruit that can be found in the Southern part of the Philippines and some parts of the South East Asian countries is distinctive for its large size, unique odor, and remarkable thorn-covered husk.
Its flesh emits a strong distinctive scent that is penetrating even when the husk is intact. Some people dislike its offensive smell and taste yet to some others they regard it fragrant and delicious.
The aroma is overpowering that you cannot hide it for the whole house can whiff of it. Our family especially my children find it great tasting, they would choose the fresh edible durian flesh rather than the Durian candy.
The fruit also is becoming more and more expensive nowadays, before it was sold per piece but these days they are being sold on per kilo basis. If it is in season you can buy the native durian at 50 pesos per kilo in Davao while Monthong and Channe the more delectable varieties were sold at 80 to 120 pesos per kilo. Here in Metro Manila a native variety is priced between Php80 to Php100 per kilo, depending on which fruit market you will be buying it. It is available in big supermarkets and fruit stands in Farmer’s Market, Cubao.
Because of its odor, most airlines don’t allow the durian fruit on board.