High up on my list is the Durian. The King of Fruit?
“The 19th-century British naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace famously described its flesh as “a rich custard highly flavoured with almonds”. (Wikipedia) Despite the widely held Indonesian belief that this royal fruit has aphrodisiac properties, I have never been able to get a morsel into my mouth! The combination rotting onion and gym socks in a garbage bin smell that emanates from the fruit might be one reason. Note to self – next time try it with a clothes pin on your nose.
Next up is Pizza with Yak cheese!
How can this
On Yak products – Yak butter is often used to “flavor” tea in Tibet, the end result is pretty nauseating. Yak milk is dried and cut into cubes – called Chorpi – and used as energy source for long distance travel in the north-eastern regions of India – tastes like cardboard and is as tough as wood!
To round of today’s post I want to mention the one food that made me become vegetarian. I was at a fancy banquet in japan – lots of sushi – and at the head of the table was a gigantic Tuna head – at least 3 feet tall. People would go up to it with chopsticks and pick off meat to eat. I am now a vegetarian! Happy eating!
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