The world knows durian as one stinky fruit that the people of South East Asia eat. We also eat the flowers.
the vendor includes the sepal, they increase the bulk. You
need to remove this tiny sticky pollen
We used to pick these from the Chief Justice Seah at Race
Course Road. We didn't eat the sepals. We had to wake up
at 6am to collect the fallen flowers. They turn brown easily
and become useless.
Seems only in Sarawak, do we eat these. When I was living
in NTU, in Singapore, the university was built on an old
durian farm. Once, I went past the trees, and saw the fallen
stamens. i picked some up and showed them to West
Malaysian friends and Singaporeans, they don't know how to
eat them. My FIL had many trees, my in laws also don't
Fried with dried prawn and chilli, Mum cooked them in a light curry sauce.