Durian lovers say it has a sweet, custardy taste, with the texture of creamy cheesecake. Flavors often attributed to the durian fruits are caramel and vanilla. Some fruits have a slightly bitter note, together with some sweetness. Its texture is slightly easier to nail down: custardy and foamy, there is nothing quite like durian flesh. It's already soft and foamy like a custard or a souffle, and garnishes like sugar, coconut milk, and so forth only distract from the complexity of the fruit itself.