View Full Version : Lao style baked durian pie

06-11-2007, 23:34:25
I've decided I like this stuff. When I was in Thailand I thought durian was just a funny looking fruit which smelled especially bad but now that I've tried Laoation style cream puffs (an Indo-Chinese take on French cream puffs) I can honestly say I like the stuff.

A friend and I went to a local Laoation immigrant restaurant which looked like a hole in the wall but which offered especially tasty food from Laos sold extremely cheaply. $5 bought a huge plate of lao style dark papaya salad, steamed sticky rice, and half of a fried quail. Best of all the papaya salad wasn't sweet like Thai papaya salad and it was dark with extra fish sauce and it had a generous amount of blue crab mixed in. For $1 more I got a durian cream puff/baked durian pie for dessert. The durian filling was custard like and sweet without the nasty dirty sock smell I normally associate with durian.

I'm going to keep up the Asian theme for tonights dinner by making Kalbi, Korea's nation dish. Kalbi is BBQed marinated beef spare ribs with all the sides you'd expect at a Korean table. I went down to the local Korean ethnic super market, it's as large as a normal American super market since so many Koreans live here, and I saw they were selling grade A Kolbi for just $2.50 a pound. That's like half the price the American stores charge so I bought 8 pounds and am inviting friends over. It should be good.

07-11-2007, 00:32:33
I googled durian cream puffs and got these pictures. It looked just like this.

http://img139.imageshack.us/img139/8998/duriante2.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img454.imageshack.us/img454/3824/durian2qh3.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

07-11-2007, 08:54:09
I've never heard of Durian. Freaky looking stuff!

07-11-2007, 09:25:19
I had heard about Durian Durian: their music stank indeed

C.G.B. Spender
07-11-2007, 10:17:17
That's a Linux distribution, right?
Or is it the guy with the aging picture?

07-11-2007, 10:23:57
That's Debian. How shit that I know that!

07-11-2007, 10:26:43

07-11-2007, 10:28:30
Takes one to know one.

07-11-2007, 10:34:52
to me instead, it made me think of this guy

http://www.cowboydirectory.com/D/duryea-dan.jpg (http://imdb.com/name/nm0002053/)

what does this make me?

07-11-2007, 10:35:44
Very old?

07-11-2007, 10:37:15
Damn, I hoped gay