Wan Li Xiang 万里香: In pursuit of the Singapore Durian
My exploration of Singapore’s Durian culture has brought me to this season’s finale with the discovery of Singapore’s very own Pulau Ubin durians and possibly Singapore’s oldest Durian seller! The fact that there are Pulau Ubin Durians might be of a surprise to you, but for Durian devotees and especially the one’s who have lived […]
Kong Lee Hup Kee Trading: Excuse me, are you Mr Mao Shan Wang?
When I was a kid, Durian season was very special and we would look forward to it with much anticipation. Nowadays, it feels as if you can get Durians throughout the year. That is made possible by the lengthening of the Malaysian Durian Season as well as the importation of Durians from other countries such […]
It’s been a rather fruitful (literally) Durian Season for me as I managed to expand the list of Durian cultivars as well as reliable Durian stalls on the blog. I hope that it will be a useful reference for you when you head out for your next Durian Feast! As the season draws to a […]
Kong Lee Hup Kee Trading: Tale of Durian Couple selling the Fruit of Love!
I began this Durian season with the frustration of having met some down right crooked Durian sellers. So I embarked on a new series of Durian exploration with renewed vigor and was very blessed to have the assistance of Durianologist, Tommy Lim who has been providing me with tips on where to find the best […]
I really hit the Durian jackpot last week when I responded to an urgent call from my Durianologist who excitedly told me that he was in Sembawang to check out some Lao Tai Po (Grand old lady) Durians. It so happened that 11th July is the boss’s birthday and it has been his practice to […]
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….. […]
Registration is closed! Thanks for your overwhelming support! Notice is hereby given that registration for Durian Degustation X is now opened! (Wow! Is it really the Tenth time we are doing this?) Depending on supply on that day, there should be the usual Mao Shan Wang, D24, Hong Xia, Golden Phoenix, XO and perhaps Green […]
Photos and report by Joao It doesn’t seem that long ago that I attended my first Durian Degustation event (number III, if memory serves me right) and here we are now having held NINE Durian Degustations to date. How time flies! Attendees this round got to sample D1, D17, Hong Xia, Green Bamboo, and of […]