Malaysians know that many foreigners and non-Southeast Asians have a love-hate relationship with durians as many are not a big fan of its taste, texture and of course its glorious smell. Also, many don’t know the right way of cutting this delicious fruit open. Some would simply cut the fruit in half or even cut portions of it to dig out the flesh with a spoon…
Now, Malaysian trader and durian exporter Loh Wee Keng demonstrated a step-by-step guide on how to cut open a durian the Malaysian way in an episode of Connections aired on Hainan TV.
Image: Hainan TV
He said the best way to start is to cut off the stem first, as it is obstructive. He then proceeded to carefully slice the durian following the visible lines as a guide on the very bottom of the fruit.
When he was done making a couple of openings, he used the same knife to spread open the fruit’s husk. With additional force, he carefully divided the fruit with his hands. There we go. In less than 30 seconds, the golden flesh of the fruit was revealed.