These "Baby" Durians Can Only Be Found in Southeast Asia?
You've seen and possibly tasted the king of fruits, durian.
But have you seen them shrunk down to the side of… well, your palm?
Two special breeds of durians are the durian sukang (red durian) and durian dalit (orange durian), whose size can compare to that of a sepak takraw bal.
They can be found in east Malaysian states of Sabah, Sarawak, Thailand and Brunei.
Another unique factor, apart from its adorable miniature size, is their lipstick red (durian sukang) and bright orange-coloured (durian dalit) flesh.
While commercial durian flesh is thick and creamy, some have said that the flesh of these two types are thin and slightly bland (although, others have described it as having a sweetish sour taste).
"It doesn't smell as stinky as the normal durians, like D24 or Musang King. And is not as pungent," said 25-year-old Sabahan, Rebecca.
"The one I ate had a very strong taste. Twice as strong as the usual durian," 28-year-old Darian shared when asked about his experience.
The durians are in season between October and December and are often sold for as little as RM2-3 (US$0.49 to US$0.74) each.
Due to its size, they are usually sold in piles, which vary from US$3.71 to over US$8.66 per kilo depending on the harvest and location.
According to SabahEats, the durian can usually be found at Tamu (Sabah farmer's market), Kota Kinabalu Central Market, and Gaya Street Sunday Market.
Whether you're a fan of durians or not, you gotta say, these particular guys are just too charming to resist!