I didn’t like it much when I tried an over-ripe one from a migrant market in Korea, but durian has grown on me. When it’s ripe and ready…it’s stinky. But it tastes like high-grade honey and bright tropical fruits. I have grown to love it, and the smell now makes my mouth water. Lucky that it’s so readily available here in China!
Coleen Monroe-Knight is a Colorado native who has left a trail of new homes for herself around the world. She's set foot in 30 countries and lived on four continents in the last eleven years. Her nomad homes are in Colorado, Chilean Patagonia, France, Italy, Switzerland, South Korea, England, China, and Iceland. Her latest travel adventures took her to Yunnan, Beijing, Jiangxi, and Southern China. Although Covid-19 has made it harder to travel physically in recent time, she has recently taken up a new adventure: parenthood! You can also find her on Twitter, Wordpress, and through her publications online. View all posts by Coleen