After getting so many tips from my readers ( thanks everyone !)
I donned a pair of leather gloves and split the durian along the seams.
The insides reveal soft fruity nobs.
They taste very good, with a flavor that does not compare to anything else, nutty with hints of pineapple and banana and a soft texture like a very ripe banana .
The seeds inside are not very large , so you get quite a lot of fruit.
The hard part is stopping yourself from eating it all straightaway !
Kept inside a plastic container in the fridge , they'll keep for at least 4 days.
I haven't cooked the seeds yet, but I have drunk water from the hard shell in the traditional way : it picks up a little flavour from the inside : not bad.
I can understand why Malaysians go gaga about this fruit, it's very tasty.