Pizza Hut Just Announced A Durian Flavoured Pizza. True Or Not?
We've had plenty of durian mashups recently. From durian mooncakes, all the way to durian coffee, we thought we've seen it all.
Our jaw dropped. Could this be true?
So we searched around the Internet and found that this concept isn't new. A restaurant in China already did it.
A restaurant in Shanghai is offering affluent middle-class Chinese with a growing taste for the exotic a popular, if unusual, dish - pizza with a Thai durian topping. One of Thailand's most popular snacks, the pungent "king of fruits" has also long been used in desserts, cakes and even ice cream. The restaurant in Shanghai has taken it a step further, with its menu offering a Thai durian topping on a pizza.bangkokpost.com
The pizza's main problem wasn't actually the stench at all, but that the nectary durian sludge proved too cloying for the cheese. The first few sticks were bearable, but by the last one, the cumulative sweet-salty contrast had scrambled our taste buds. We might as well have been scarfing Peeps dipped in balsamic vinegar.shanghaiist.com
Closer to home, the durian pizza can also be found in 900 Inn, a cafe in Bintulu, Sarawak. Just look at that golden crust!
"Only found at 900 Inn Cafe. The original and founder of this incredibly unique pizza is the Inn Owner. It is not cheap but definately a must have for all durian lover. I think this is the first time I have ever tasted durian on a pizza. I know it sounds strange but others has made more stranger food with durian than this."bintulutown.com
More details about the restaurant here.
But reactions on this announcement were mixed. Some absolutely loved the idea...
... while some find the fusion revolting
But our hopes were crushed when we found out that this is just a concept. :(
Well, marketing stunt or not, we hope we'll be one of the first to try this if this thing is real!
Well, don't be disappointed. There's still lots of durian goodness going around. Find out how to get the most out of durian season HERE: