The durian is widely referred to as the "king of fruits," but try to
open one and you'll be more likely to call it the "booby trap of
fruits." Once you've cracked through its spiky shell, the durian's
strange smell might make you wave your white flag. If you do decide to
brave the spikes and the scent, you may be pleased to find that the
fruit's flesh is creamy and tastes of almond.