The flavor of durian varies on the type. Some varieties taste sweet and creamy, while others are bitter and fibrous. Durians are large, spiny fruits that grow in the tropical regions of Southeast Asia.
Its odoriferous flesh and slight onion-like flavor can be off-putting. Durians are extremely popular in countries such as Singapore. Durian is used in custards, ice cream, candies and pastries, and the fruit is featured at many Singaporean restaurants. Durian can cause bloating and indigestion, so individuals with stomach ailments should not consume durian without a doctor's approval. Sipping salt water has been known to help with these effects.