Durian and Cheese Pizza??? - Thailand's new stinky fruit pizza REVIEW (The Pizza Company)
The Pizza Company’s NEW Durian and Cheese Pizza
For a limited time only, The Pizza Company, a popular pizza restaurant and delivery, is offering a very strange and very Thai dish: durian and cheese pizza. Is it any good? Let’s check it out.
What is durian?
Durian is a very stinky fruit that is popular in southeast Asia. It’s called the “King of Fruit” in Thailand. Despite its bad smell, it’s pretty popular with local people, and after a few years, even some expats begin to like it… in small doses.
Durian really does stink. It smells so bad, in fact, that it’s banned from many public places alongside smoking.
“It tastes like heaven and smells like hell”, is the most popular description of durian. It’s mushy and dense, and has a sort of rich, creamy, and mildly sweet flavor. It smells something like gasoline, stinky feet, and rotten fruit.
Pizza Company Durian Cheese Pizza REVIEW
After seeing the advertisement for the new durian and cheese pizza from The Pizza Company, I decided that I had to give it a try. I ordered the pizza online for 359 baht (about $11).
I could smell the pizza from inside its box and the delivery bag as soon as I opened the door to the pizza delivery guy. Durian has a strong odor! I’ve come to like durian over the past few years, but the smell is a bit shocking!
I took a bite: the first taste was overwhelmingly that of durian. If you hate durian, you will definitely hate this pizza. It’s not mild, and there is no way around it. The second taste was that of lots of melted cheese. The sweet durian and the salty cheese go together well, but I still can’t help feeling like this pizza is a little too sweet to make a meal. It’s more of a dessert, in my opinion.
I like it, but it’s not something that I want to eat over and over again. I did put a few pieces in the fridge, and I actually think it tastes even better cold.
In my opinion, it’s worth trying if you like durian, but if you aren’t a fan, you will probably want to give it a pass. If you really like durian, why not give it a try? I kind of like it, but I have to admit that it is a strange concept.
Durian pizza is available from The Pizza Company through 21 November 2018, or while supplies last.