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Durian fruit - this is very funny

Discussion in 'Food' started by Xenia, 15th Mar, 2016.

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  1. Xenia

    Xenia Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    Today I put a small piece of Durian fruit in my lunch box at work and was eating it at my desk.

    PLEASE DO NOT DO THIS!

    Within an hour, there were 20 people outside my office investigating where the gas leak was coming from.

    There were plumbers called by the commercial managing agent investigating gas leaks around the building. People evacuated their offices and went outside with headaches, the entire building was in the car park.

    Even the owner and managers came to investigate. It was then found to be coming from the ALEXA Real Estate office, we were told to leave the office. After several hours, they all worked out it was due to my durian fruit. Lesson learned - eat it OUTSIDE.[​IMG]
     
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    OMG Xenia so funny, don't worry I won't touch it, ugly beauty:)
     
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    How can you eat that stuff it smells disgusting (but I guess foreigners say that about Vegemite...).
    I tried to eat it in Malaysia but couldn't, was near throwing up when I got near to it.
     
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    Xenia Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    After today, I think it's safer to stay not liking it. :)
     
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    Banned on Singapore metro stinks so bad

    [​IMG]
     
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    I like Durian, and I eat it at every opportunity, (Which is not very often).
    Don't put it in your lunch box!
    Only eat it when you are in some body else's restaurant.
    Then use a knife and fork or chopsticks!
    NO FINGERS!
    Carry wet wipes with you and throw away the wet wipe in their bin.
    I hope this helps for next time!
     
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    what would possess you to bring durian to an office???
     
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    Xenia Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    I have pomegranates tomorrow - I think they are relatively safe.
     
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    I love durians.
     
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    This thread is all sorts of win, I had the BEST mental picture of people scrambling around in hazmat suits only to have a bomb squad robot drag out a lowly piece of fruit ;)
     
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    Who's wearing the cost of the fire brigade, lost work time etc?
     
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    That's hilarious Xenia!

    When I was young and more foolish, my friend and I visited the Chinese supermarket. We selected 6-7 items with ZERO english to eat blindly. We ranked these from easiest to most difficult.

    From memory, 1 was a canned soft drink, 2 squid shape chips, right up to what looked like dried pig skin fat and a tube.

    The tube was ranked about 5. It smelt horrible. We both took a mouthful of 5 and almost immediately began vomiting. For the next few months, any mention of the story or the product would induce gagging all over again. It was disgusting. We ended up getting a translation - the tube was Durian, but a 'super concentrate'.
     
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    @Bran - almost as much fun as substituting good wasabi for the avocado ;)
     
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    My wife and I loooove the fruit. We go all the way to Cabramatta to buy them for great prices.
     
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    I found some in Chatswood recently but they were frozen and solid as a spiky rock.
     
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    Were they any good..?
     
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    If you visit Indonesia, Malay, Thai, try to eat the fresh one..

    Much tender, and the taste is better than the product sell here.
     
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    My sister had friends over as my mum was cooking with shrimp paste.
    I had the 'pleasure' of opening the doors for them and seeing their smiles turn to horrified silence as the smell hit them in the face lol.
    This is an idea for @Xenia on what to bring next for lunch :D
     
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    Xenia Adelaide Property Manager Business Member

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    I would love to try a fresh one. I have never seen them sold fresh in Australia.
     
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    Freeze them will reduce the aroma (for wanting of a better term...)

    It turns it into a bit of an ice block and reduce the smell. Good for durian novice who hasn't acquired that aroma.
     
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