The durian or /ˈdʊriən/ is the fruit of several tree species belonging to the genus Durio. .. Novelist Anthony Burgess writes that eating durian is "like eating sweet raspberry blancmange in the lavatory". Travel and food writer Richard Sterling Durio zibethinus · Blancmange · List of Durio species · Typhoon Durian. People Try Durian (The Smelliest Fruit In The World) . only food they are capable of eating must be. Are you tempted to try the pungent, custardy fruit? The smell is so strange: onions and meat, if I'm being charitable. are the closest foods to durians in texture and taste: "The durian's flavour isn't far off an overripe banana.