This week we’ve got another durian picture from Or Tor Kor Market (pronounced Aw Taw Kaw) in Bangkok – one that will show you how this delectable fruit is encased in the very spiky outer-shell of the durian.
It’s a companion to last week’s photo, showing durian for sale at Or Tor Kor Market in Thailand.
Never go to sleep under a durian tree! They weigh several kilos and would really hurt if they landed on you!
Here in the San Francisco Bay Area we have a number of stores that sell durian. My advice is not to get the frozen variety: the texture of the fruit has changed. Kasma sometimes buys a fresh durian but they are usually expensive: at $5.50 a pound a fruit can cost $40 to $50. We have gotten some good ones, though not as good as the ones in Thailand.
The Wednesday Photo is a new picture each week highlighting something of interest in Thailand. Click on the picture to see a larger version.