The strong smell and divine taste,—it's the combination durian is most famous for. All people that taste it either love it or hate it. The fruit is large and has spikes. Its hard skin must be cut with a sharp knife and the moment it's cut you will definitely feel the odor often described as a mix of spoiled eggs, dirty sock and something rotten. However, if you overcome the smell and try the inside, you will be amazed by a rich taste compared to nothing else. There are many varieties of durian, with different levels of smelliness and tastiness. For beginners, we would recommend monthong or golden pillow.