Durian seeds are really special. After you’ve eaten away all the golden flesh, one of the satisfying moments is the peeling away of the inner membrane encasing the seed.
No seeds are identical and some of them have funny shapes and sizes. Some are round and full, while others are skinny and full of dents. This one on the extreme left reminds me on a person’s ear while those on the right remind me of pebbles on a beach.
Did you know that durian seeds can be boiled and eaten? I’ve had this from the durian’s cousin fruit known as the cempadak (a milder smelly fruit with no spikes at all) but have yet to try cooked durian seeds.
Think I might bring some home to boil next time and see if it tastes anything like a nutty potato.