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Thursday, 23 June 2016

Stopping By The Roadside For Fresh Durian Snack.

After our lunch at Restoran Chai Chin on 8 June, we were on the road again and stopped by at Teluk Senangin. 
Welcome to Teluk Senangin or Senangin Bay.
A spot near a construction site just outside Teluk Senangin where we stopped to take a look. Ha ha I think we intruded into private land. Good thing we were not chased away.
We stopped to chat with a man fishing on this beautiful beach. The sea water here is clean and clear.
Our next target - durians, on the way to Taiping!
Our friends gave the signal to stop - roadside stalls selling durians.
We stopped at one stall. Durians selling by the kilos.
MYR 10.00 (approx 2.45 USD) per kilo.
A close up view of Stinky Beans (Petai) in the pods.
We are durian lovers.
Some are sweet, some are bitter sweet. I love the latter with the creamy texture.
Some just cannot stand the strong odor. After eating the few seeds of durians, my craving for durians was awakened!
 2 weeks later, (this afternoon) I went looking for durians. Saw a few stalls selling durians. I bought 2 durians for MYR 20.00. It was selling at MYR 10.00 per kg. I opened the 1st one and it has a light beige colour flesh. Bitter sweet and thick creamy texture - good!
 Then I opened the 2nd one and wow! So delicious and it is more bitter sweet than the 1st one.
 I finished the 1st durian and ate half of the 2nd durian. I kept telling hubby how good the durians were but he refused to be tempted. Lol!
I kept the remnants in the fridge. I love cold durians too!
King of fruits but not everyone loves these thorny fruits.

The thorny ground represents the hearts of people

who listen to the Good News and receive it,

but all too quickly the attractions of this world

and the delights of wealth, and the search for success

and the lure of nice things come in and crowd out

God's message from their hearts, so that no crop is produced.

(Mark 4:18-19, The Living Bible-TLB)
 Metal grille and concrete fence.
Creepers growing on a chain link fence.
Linking to Good Fences.

70 comments:

  1. Wow!the fruit looks good and cheap

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    1. Thank you, Thomas. The ones I bought later were much tastier than those along the roadside to Taiping.

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  2. Belas fotografias e aqueles frutos são impressionantes.
    Um abraço e continuação de uma boa semana.
    Andarilhar

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    1. Thank you, Francisco. The fruits taste good too!

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  3. Nancy, Durian is an interesting fruit! If one can resist judging it first by the odor, I think many would like and enjoy the taste. I like them but haven't had them for so many many years...so, your writing about it just brings back nice recollection memory of it:) I'm not sure my husband or my two daughters would like it?? because they are ignorant of this fruit LOL!

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    1. Hi Annie, some just can't stand the odor while people like me just love to sniff, sniff and enjoy it. There are some who totally dislike the fruit. I hope one day you will get a chance to enjoy durians again and hope too your husband and girls will know how to enjoy the fruit too.

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  4. I love to eat durians, especially the bitter sweet ones. I keep them in the freezer and they taste good even when frozen.

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    1. Me too! I love chilled durians too, taste like ice-cream.

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  5. Hi 5! We are of the same kaki. Ya I love durian and if store in fridge...eat whn it is cold while reading...wahhhh heavenly leh

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    1. Hi 5! We are durian lovers. Chilled durians taste good, just like ice-creams!

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  6. I've never had any. They aren't around here. I would give them a try though.

    Have a fabulous day Nancy. ☺

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    1. Thank you, Sandee. It is either you love the fruit or hate it. Ha ha...Have a beautiful day!

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  7. Hello I have never seen durians. I love the pretty beach and photos. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day and the weekend ahead!

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    1. Thank you, Eileen. Have a wonderful day!

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  8. I never ate them
    In Poland, I have no chance to try

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    1. It is our local fruit and it is seasonal. Do try when you have the chance. Have a great day!

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  9. Durians durians... eat two or three seeds once a day is good enough for me.. very fattening but who cares! hahahaa...

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    1. Ha ha eat first, worry later when durian is concerned.

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  10. fruits very unique to me. glad you enjoyed them! loved the sea views and the fences - and that gate. :)

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    1. Thank you, Theresa. Have a wonderful day!

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  11. Hello Nancy!:) I have never tasted this fruit. We don't see them here in Portugal. I like your beach scenes, looks like a nice place. Have a good day!:)

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    1. Thank you, dear. I think the fruits are only found in the Asean countries. Have a great day!

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  12. I have never seen and eat durians. I'll seeking the Dutch name. Fences are nice! Thanks Nancy. Your world is so beautiful!The last photo, I love the trees behind. And I think there came rain. Also thanks for the Scripture ( and for your comments on Ralphs Postcrossings blog, love it your makes my boy glad).

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    1. Thank you, Jedidja. We have lots of greens and trees here. Over here we are having both hot days and rain in between. Have a wonderful day!

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  13. those durians look interesting

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    1. Durians are very interesting to look at and also to taste. Either you love it or hate it.

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  14. Wa.. temptress hahaha..even Adam loses to him...:p

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    1. Ha ha...I will be going back to the stall to buy some more durians. Heheee...

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  15. Not something that I have ever come across before but I would be willing to give it a go. Beautiful beach.

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    1. Thank you, Mamas. I love the beach too. Very quiet and peaceful there.

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  16. interesting fruit. i'd be willing to give it a try at least. great captures. hope all is well.

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    1. Thank you, dear. Have a beautiful day!

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  17. So great dear:) kiss

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    1. Thank you, Angie. That is why it is called the king of fruits!

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  19. Beautiful scenery and the fruit looks quite good!

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    1. Thank you, Linda. The fruit tastes good too! Have a great day!

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    1. Thank you, Vildana. Have a wonderful day!

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  21. I have heard that not everyone likes the smell of durian fruit.
    A beautiful beach and great fences today, Nancy!

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    1. Thank you, Christine. That is the reason why most hotels here put up notice not to bring durian fruits into the hotels. Have a great day!

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  22. Can you also play in that sea? Love the sea photos. It is the ocean?

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    1. It is a popular seaside spot. Here you can swim and play in the water.

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  23. It is not available here where i live and i know some cannot stand its smell :)

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    1. Yes, some people just cannot stand the smell. Have a happy day!

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  24. Beautiful place and photos:)
    kisses ❤️
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    1. Thank you, dear. Have a beautiful day!

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  25. Really interesting post...thx for sharing! xx

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    1. Thank you, Beauty. Have a wonderful day!

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  26. The durians are beautiful and fresh. We do not have any here. Can you tell if they are sweet or bitter by just looking?

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    1. Thank you, Ginny. Until now I have not learned the art of choosing the best durian.

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    1. Thank you, Gosia. The creepers are green and healthy!

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    1. It is a very unusual fruit. Have a happy day!

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  29. I love learning about the different foods around the world. Thank you for sharing the Durian with us Nancy. It is a very interesting looking and I would like to try it. Nice pictures around and about also.

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    1. Thank you, Denise. Have a wonderful day!

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  30. What an interesting post. I've never seen or tasted a Durian (well I've seen them on the Food Network Channel) and I'm not at all sure it would be something I would enjoy eating but I found them fascinating to read about. - Your fence shots were nice. I liked the fancy work on the first one.

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    1. Thank you, Ida. Durian is an exotic fruit. You will have to smell or try it to know whether you like it or not. Have a beautiful day!

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  31. your article is always interesting and your pleasant pictures to see!
    I did not know this fruit !!!

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    1. Thank you, Jens. Have a lovely day!

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  32. Beautiful beach.

    Nice durian flesh, so yellow.

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    1. Thank you, Rose. The durian was really good.

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  33. I'm getting very tempted by all these durian pics! Did you just buy durian kampung for the RM20? It seems impossible to get good 'unbranded' durians here.

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    1. I bought those kampung durians for RM20 and they're really good. Those branded ones are too expensive.

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    2. I've tried my luck at unbranded durians a few times. Mainly they're not worth eating. :(

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    3. A male helper was there and he helped to choose the fruits for me. I don't know how to choose good fruits. I am glad the fruits turned out great!

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