Legend has it that one should not have durian and consume alcohol along with it.
Apparently the belief is that drinking alcohol with durian in your stomach will expand the durian in your stomach and eventually cause your stomach to explode.
Today, some of my friends put that to the test.
We had a DURIAN PARTY!!!
Any of you guys had a durian party before?
It's where we'll all buy lots and lots of durians and have durian for dinner at someone's place. I know I know... a little bit of a weird idea at first but once you get used to it... it's not that bad after all.
All you need is TRUCK LOADS OF DURIAN (well fine I exaggerated) and the tools of trade. A big CHOPPER
When I got to the party, a particular tray caught my attention.
It was a tray with wine glasses.
I thought to myself.. heck... maybe everyone really IS serious about drinking alcohol while eating durians.
And true enough, shortly after we started eating our durians, the beer was the first to come out.
Lots and lots of beer.
I didn't have any though... not worth having my stomach blow up because of that. Besides I've always been more of a Heineken guy.
So I just focused on durians. I must've had like 15 pieces before I sat back on a plastic chair with my bulging stomach sticking out.
Turns out that half of the people there were like
"Uhh... no booze for me... I'm not taking the risk of having my stomach explode".
Whereas the other half... just went....
And soon the beer was done and red wine made its debut.
In just one hour we were done with countless number of durians and I was feeling so thirsty that I was drinking soo much water to quench my thirst.
That was about when one of my other friends came to me and said
"WOI!!! Don't drink so much water after you eat durian, it makes the durian expand and makes you feel even more bloated!!!"
I looked at him for a minute and asked
"But I'm thirsty.. then how?"
He grabbed me a can of Tiger and said
"DRINK BEER!!! BETTER FOR YOU!!!! LAI LAI LAI CHEERS!!!!"
By the end of the night, we must've finished 10-15 durians... and was stil left with countless more!It's now been hours since the party now and so far I haven't heard anyone who was drinking there get into any trouble so I guess... maybe that legend really is just a myth. Either ways, I wouldn't take the risk.