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10 exotic dishes that might make you queasy

By: Katherine Butler on March 28, 2011, 12:09 p.m.
sliced durian fruit

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Durian fruit

Popular in Southeast Asia, this fruit emits such a nauseating odor that it is illegal to take it into some hotels, buses and airlines in Southeast Asia. One traveler tells a tale of being confronted by hotel staff dressed like astronauts to retrieve the illegal durian. But if you can stand the smell, the nectar within tastes like vanilla pudding.