In the last four to five years, Durian is becoming more acceptable. Not only to westerners’ taste bud, but also the rest of Non- Durian lovers’ -Asian breed tongue.
Sorry, it’s not supposed to sound that harsh. I just want to emphasize that people are relentless finding ways to create something using Durian in order to expand its fan share.
Durian Pancake came around that time.
And it became a big hit.A culture phenomena, I say. Just like Jegging (Jeans-Legging) in the world of fashion. Not every one’s favorite, but still a mega trend.
Pancake Durian actually has variety of forms and texture. The one that become a trend setter is the plumpy and square -pillow like- presentation.
Thin crepe pancake from tapioca flour created a smooth blanket for creamy-doughy and wet Durian flesh. Some use vibrant green color, some are pale to bright yellow.
The high note for this delicacy is keep your hands clean, dry and not smelly after eating Durian. One of my cousin likes Durian, but she can’t handle to smell its aroma from her fingers after eating it.
Now, she pass the Au Naturalle Durian and switched her faith to pancake Durian. It look pretty, easy to eat and you got free hands!
Over the years, more and more people or community make Pancake Durian with their own flare and style. Just like fashion, they mix and matched it with other textures or forms.
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We can find a pancake Durian using crunchy crepes or egg based pancake and more. The red line is, they all use the good quality ripe less fermented Durian.
From the messy and smelly eating to stylish sophisticated dish. Durian Pancake is a cultural phenomena.