This particular post came to be because of the persistence of Ms R R Wong who wrote to me emphatically that I cannot allow this Durian season to pass me by without visiting 818 Durians for the ultimate Mao Shan Wang experience. From her long and detailed message, it would seem that the lady has […]
Combat Durians: The King of the Cat Mountain Kings
My quest for the ultimate Durian has brought me to one of the oldest and possibly the most famous of Durian sellers. This is where Durian Devotees make their annual pilgrimage to pay homage to the Durian deity and prostrate themselves before the “King of Kings”(王中王). Anyway, I found myself at this Durian stall located […]
Ah Seng Durians: Why are Durian Sellers all called Ah Something
Have you ever noticed that there are a lot of Durian Sellers who are known as Ah Something? Maybe it is just the ones that I have visited. But so far his week, I have written about Ah Loon and Ah Kok, now I want to introduce you to Ah Seng. Maybe we are all […]
Ah Kok Durian: Before the reign of the Mao Shan Wang
I don’t remember eating Mao Shan Wang when I was growing up in the 70’s. Back in those days, I only really remember people speaking of Segamat Durians. Nowadays, Durians come in all sorts of D numbers and fancy names. Branded Durians like Mao Shan Wang, D24 and Ang Hei have great commercial value and […]
Katong Durians: Will the real Mao Shan Wang please stand up?
I went to Geylang, to buy some Liu Lian, It is the season and I feel very gian, I want Liu Lian…..Oh oh oh, I want Liu Lian… He told me this is the best Mao Shan Wang, Eat already will feel very swang I want Liu Lian…. Oh oh oh, I want Liu Lian….. […]
Ah Loon & Ah Teck Durian Stall: Let’s give this D88 a name!
D88 I have made it my goal to document as many cultivars of durian as possible so that they can all be nicely cataloged on this blog. So with around a week left before this durian season ends, I am posting this to remind you that you only have around one week left to get […]