The mechanisms of cracking open the king of fruits continue to be an enigma to many outside Southeast Asia.
Just when we thought we had seen everything (including how the cast of a Korean reality show completely butchered the fruit), in comes an Instagram cooking channel that one-ups the perplexity.
Molly, the chef behind the popular Korean cooking channel on Instagram (@mollyjjang), gave it the old college try. By, uh, slicing a durian right down in half, seeds and all.
Here's how to prepare the thorny fruit, according to the Molly way.
- Step 1: Slice the durian in half.
- Step 2: Slice into the halved pieces.
- Step 3: Excavate the flesh from the depth of the husk.
- Step 4: Chop the flesh, as you would with chicken breast, into thin slivers.
- Step 5: Peel the seeds, as you would a banana peel.
- Step 6: Plate it up and enjoy with a fork.
As one might have expected, the Southeast Asian netizens were appalled by the Korean chef's avant-garde method of preparing the fruit.
She had shared her footage on Instagram back on Nov 9, where the video had garnered over 90,000 views. The video resurfaced again into everyone's radar after foodie Instagram account @foodieliciousfood reposted it on Dec 14.
Once again, it triggered durian lovers hard.
Several others lamented on what a waste of good durian it had been and someone has to bring justice to the fruit.
This might not be the first bizarre butchering to be seen when it comes to exotic fruits, but it definitely won't be the last.
Folks have already shaved rambutans with a potato peeler, so at this point, nothing should surprise us all anymore.