Posts Tagged ‘Fruit’


The Sweet Purple Kiss of the Mangosteen [BIMT4]

The Sweet Purple Kiss of the Mangosteen [BIMT4]

After my life and death encounter with a durian, I was ready for something significantly less confrontational to eat. Ian and Sarah agreed that a mangosteen was the way to go. Before our trip, Ian had repeatedly told me about the awe-inspiring taste of the mangosteen: how it was unimaginably sweet without being too sugary, refreshing and palette cleansing while still being mindblowingly delicious. Every fruit I suggested as a possible comparison was shot down as unworthy pablum in Ian’s fever-pitched endorsement of the sainted mangosteen, holiest of all fruits.
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Durian: In The Court of the Yellow King – of Fruits  [BIMT3]

Durian: In The Court of the Yellow King – of Fruits [BIMT3]

We’d just finished a hearty dinner on Jalan Alor when I was confronted with one of Malaysia’s most dangerous inhabitants: the durian.
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