Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Tutu Tuesday


Tutu : I have never smelt anything like this before
* S N I F F F F F F F F *
Tutu : Think I need to give it a little taste test
Tutu : And another....
Tutu : And take yet another long sniff at this interesting aroma
Tutu : Ahhh, Kitties, if you think tuna is stinky goodness, you should smell this! This is top of the class STINKY! I'm not decided on the goodness bit...
Whisky : I could smell this in my sleep! Ohhhh, I have not tasted you in a long while
Whisky : YUM!
Tutu : Did Whisky just say YUM? What am I missing? Give me another taste, Daddy!
Whisky : That was lip smacking good!
Tutu : Seriously? I still can't decide if I like this or not....
The fruit Daddy is holding is called a Durian (click HERE to see what the Durian looks like), also known as the King of Fruits in South East Asia. It is a love it or hate it kind of fruit, with many non-Asians going the "hate it" way. If I remember right, I think Durian was on Fear Factor before.  :)

And just a few days ago, there was an interesting news report in Australia with regards to the durian that made us laugh. Here's an excerpt from the article :

"The strong, pungent smell of the durians went into the ventilation system and reached the office next to ours on the 15th floor of the Market St building. The staff in the adjoining office, all Caucasians, panicked because they thought there was a gas leak ... they summoned the emergency services. The whole floor was evacuated within minutes," he said. 

But in all seriousness, Durian IS very yummy.  :)

53 comments:

Amber DaWeenie said...

I started feeling brave and wanted a taste, butt then I read the pawt bout the GAS LEAK. I think I'll pass. :)

Hannah and Lucy said...

Mum says thanks for the offer but No thanks!! Mum laughed about the ventilation system.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Fuzzy Tales said...

We've never heard of the fruit, but based on this post and that article excerpt, we don't think we'd try it even if we could get it here. LOL.

unikorna said...

I've heard of this fruit but never actually seen one....:)))Tutu seems mesmerized :)))

Coccolino B said...

Oh that looks interesting. I wonder what Cocco would think since we doesn't turn down much!

Old Kitty said...

We totally LOVE Durian fruit!! Yum yum!! Thanks for the link! LOL!!

Awww Whisky and Tutu!! You are both totally adorable! Take care
x

Alice Marie said...

Gas? That thing smells like gas? No wonder they're sniffing it so much...that must be one strange smelling fruit.

Patty Woodland said...

I have heard it smells like death. I have never experienced it...

Madi and Mom said...

YUMMMY MOM AND I THOUGHT I WAS BUTTER. MOL MOL
IT IS A VERY RICH COLOR.
HUGS MADI YOUR BFFF

Marg said...

Tutu is sure giving it lots of tests. Seems like she might like it. Not so much for Whisky. Hope all of you have a great day.

Molly The Wally said...

BOL funny. We can just imagine the panic. They sell them here in Chinatown but we have never tried them. Have a terrific Tuesday.
Best wishes Molly

Terri said...

Wow--that must be some potent odor to pass as a gas leak! I've heard of the fruit but have never seen it.

Brian said...

So that is where the term stinky goodness really came from!

Annie Bear said...

LOL about that Australian article! That is funny! At first I thought I really wanted to try it knowing I most likely have no chance of that, but then you mentioned Fear Factor. Yikes! Tutu and Whisky, you two are brave.

Bicontinental Dachshund said...

It would probably taste good to me :)

BeadedTail said...

Usually Daddys eat the bestest things so we always want to try what he has too!

Random Felines said...

hmmmm - interesting. mom watches a tv show called "Bizarre Foods" and apparently that stuff is one of the few things the host (Andrew Zimmeran) won't eat. :)

meowmeowmans said...

After reading the description of how it got in the ventilation system, we're not sure we'd want to try durien. :)

But Tutu looks pretty intrigued! :)

Nadine said...

haha I was going to try it but when you compare it to a gas no thanks!
:)

da tabbies o trout towne said...

if itz whiskey approved...its gotta bee good ...we will go with de almonds smell tho ouch cuttin it open porcupine !!~~

ANGEL ABBY said...

We have seen the Durian used on several cooking shows we follow when they want to give their cooks a REAL challenge! TuTu YOU always make us smile.

Pretinha said...

Tutu, você é muito indeciso, ou será que isso tudo é esperteza? Nós achamos a reportagem engraçada também.

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

We have never smelled a durian, and after finding out that it smells like a gas leak, it's possible we won't ever get to! We're fascinated that you have such different fruits there than we do here.

Photo Cache said...

our mom is from a tropical country, they have durian there but she never tasted fresh durian; she has had durian candy and durian shakes though.

Emma and Buster

Tails from the Foster Kittens said...

I've actually heard about that fruit and the smell, but I hadn't actually seen one..

Hilary said...

omg - they thought the fruit was a gas leak... wow, wow, wow!

Cathy Keisha said...

Does that mean the fruit gives you gas when you eat it? MOL!

Oui Oui said...

We haven't heard of durian before, but we've smelled some of the fishy dishes our friends from Hong Kong eat, so maybe we'll pass on the gas leak fruit!

michico*Adan said...

I want to taste that, too!!

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Hmmm,don't think we have seen or smelled a durian. But we are always ready to test taste anything good. Mom will have to look for those. Especially if Whisky says yum.

Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

The Island Cats said...

We've never heard of durian, but it looks like it's a big hit with Tutu and Whisky!

Avalon's Garden and Mewsings of Garden Cottage Cats said...

All in all ..... ^..^ we thinkz you furry adventurious Tutu ^..^, we dun't thinkz we be lining up fur gassy fruit anytime too soon ^..^ Fankz , but No Fankz

^..^ x6 ♥♥♥♥♥♥xoxoxoxoxo

pee esss... you so Brave Tutu! ^.,^

Clooney said...

If it was on Fear Factor, it must be a keeper! You are very brave Tutu!

Debra Taylor said...

Tutu and Whisky look like they are having a great adventure!

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The Chair Speaks said...

During our human much younger days, siblings and kitties sat on the floor in a big circle, all eating durians. But all of us somehow do not fancy them. Enjoy your durians, Whisky and Tutu! Purrs!

speedyrabbit said...

Hmmm I think I'll pass on that one,xx Speedy

Charliepuss said...

Hmmmmmm! My mum says it tastes pretty good, but smells like the sewer! MOL! Glad you enjoyed yours.
Charlie

Gattina said...

Tutu has such an expressive face ! Nothing amazes me anymore with cats, since Arthur likes green beans and steals chocolate cookies, lol !

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

A FROOT? You like a FROOT? OK, we'd give it a sniff iffen YOU like it.

Kitties Blue said...

We had no idea what they were eating; though, we thought it looked like an orange. We're pretty sure we wouldn't like it. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Joe

Tamago said...

Oh, Durian! I've always been interested in this fruits. All I have heard is it smells like hell but tastes like heaven. How interesting Tutu and Whisky don't mind the smell. It might smell good to them.
The news report is very funny :-)

Caren Gittleman said...

I have never even heard of that kind of fruit!

colehauscats said...

Hmm, we don't know about tasting that but our mom says we're being chickens (aren't those birds??). She'd try anything! Silly mom. Purrs...

Marilia Bavaresco said...

Hahaha! I´m laughing. You´re so lovely!

Maxwell, Faraday and Allie said...

Hrm....Mommy sez there is a tradition at the New Year of eating a new fruit. Maybe she should spring this one on daddy next year! MOL!

www.shelter-cats.com said...

I was just reading about Goro and catnip tea. Now there's this fruit... The catblogosphere is so educational.
And Tutu and Wiskey are so cute!
xxoo
Maggie

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Hmmm. We'll have to take your word for it.

So, yes Tutu, you are Viceroy of Chinatown--in SF anyway. I can't really promise you ALL the Chinatowns in ALL the cities in ALL the world. That's something you are just going to have to seize for yourself and I have no doubt about your abilities.

Kjelle Bus said...

We too say = Thank you , but NO thank you :)

haopee said...

Interesting. You have durian there too? We have durian here too. We enjoy eating the fruit.

You guys should taste Chico. I don't like it, but I'm sure the kitties and Whisky will like it like how the pack does.

Mollie said...

We saw those on a food program, I can smell it from here..BOL I don't fink'z I would like that. xx0xx

Mollie and Alfie

rinrinflu said...

Durian! We had never heard that so interesting:)

Katie Isabella said...

I have't heard of it but it sure made mom laff! Tutu, Whisky, did you eat?

Nerissa said...

Ah yes... the Durian. I have heard of such things. I have heard of this stinkiest of stinky fruit. Hehehe..

Purrs,
Nissy

PS. Was it yummy?