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What is Durian?

Durian is the “king of fruit”, it is unique for its big size, strong odour and spine-covered rind. Durian is a native seed around southeast Asia, for example, Thailand and Malaysia. Its characteristics are large-round fruit, thorn-cover rind. Its diameter is as long as 15 centimeters and weight as 1-3 kilograms..

Durian has a specific odour. Its texture is like custard. There is a almond-like smell. Some people seem the durian is smell good, however, it is strong odour for some. It can be eaten both ripe and half-ripe. Moreover, durian can be cooked for several menu. We also can eat seed but it has to be done.

There are many benefits of durian

  1. Relieves anaemia and promotes healthy pregnancy
  2. Helps to maintain healthy bones
  3. Helps to alleviate depression and improves sleep
  4. Fight cancer
  5. Aids in digestion
  6. Anti-aging
  7. Increase and encourage fertility
  8. Used as traditional medicine
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Durian Chips Recipe (Thai Durian Dessert)

Durians are Thai fruit. It may be rare to find in your Asian supermarket. They are large – around a pumpkin. 

Durian fruit

Durian chips (Durian tod) are made from unripe durian which is grated and fried in vegetable oil. Durian chips are so popular among east region countries such as Thailand, Singapore, China.

Golden Durian Chips
Durian Chips From Thailand

Durian chips are made from real durian like Lays which made from real potatoes so that durian chips are more expensive as compared to potato chips.

Durian chips are mostly the product of OTOP(One Tumbon One Product) which make new jobs to many villages. 

How to make durian chips
How to make Durian Chips

Ingredients of durian chips:

  1. 1 table spoon salt
  2. 2 lb unripe durian (grazed)
  3. 3 cups of vegetable oil

How to make durian chips:

  1. Peel a durian then graze durian into paper-thin slices.
  2. light up a frying pan then pour vegetable oil in.
  3. Use medium flame wait till oil ready. Fry the then durian slices and wait until durian chips darkened to gold or yellow.
  4. remove durian chips from pan. put durian chips on paper towels and wait till it dried.
  5. put some salt over the chips
  6. ENJOY