For any of those not in the exotic know, Durian is a dangerous-looking, hard shelled, spiky fruit with a particularly creamy, custard flesh within it. Since the first time I had it a couple of years ago, it has enticingly stank its way into my heart, eating it as much as I can afford since it is quite pricy due its exclusive Asian origin (Usually $3-$4 = $27 each average) a pound; smallest ones weighing around 5-6 lbs)
Actually illegal in its raw state in the U.S up until a couple of years ago, they finally allowed the Morn Thang variety from Thailand--the most common--to be imported and sold fresh rather than frozen.
The only Kryptonite to the Super--weird food---Man Andrew Zimmern of Bizarre Foods by the way..
...definitely on my list of "Death Row" or "Desert Island" foods.
The lovely Tania Janice Hernandez of Alhambra High School:
Durian fruit is available in most Chinese Markets (Shun Fat, 99 Ranch) even in a couple of small markets in Chinatown, usually showed off in sidewalk.
To get just a feel for it (in a drink, cake, dessert etc.) most Vietnamese pho places will have it in shake form. Noodle Planet has it on top of sticky rice with Coconut! Swoon!
Might as well be a guest for my series while you're at it :)