It’s a pity we do not get to enjoy the four seasons in Singapore But lucky for us living in this area of the continent, we do have a season that is especially catered to the foodie in usthe durian season The king of Fruits definitely had us split into two camps; you either love it or hate it. However, with the distinctive durian-based desserts making their appearance between the months of June and September, it’s not surprising that lots of haters are currently fans of the controversial fruit. Even As a long-time durian lover, I find myself at a loss whenever I head to a durian stall for my durian fixes. Often, I’d leave it to the hands of the masters to select my Mao Shan Wang and D24 Now, Especially because most of us are still refraining ourselves out of dining out and are seeking durian deliveries as the next most suitable alternative, we should learn a bit more about this fruit to sniff out the best. Therefore, we have collated eight kinds of durians that you can see in Singapore and some expert advice for choosing the right one to bring home this thorny season
- Mao Shan Wang Musang King
What it is:
Known to be the wealthiest and best-tasting durian ever filmed, Mao Shan Wang is among the most popular variety originated from Kelantan and Pahang. This strain of durian is light green in color with triangular-shaped thorns and may be distinguished by its bald star patch located at the bottom of the fruit.
Why is it unique
Also known to durian fans as ‘butter durian’, Mao Shan Wang is well-loved by many because of its butter-like creamy feel. Bright yellow in color, the flesh of Mao Shan Wang comprises a combination of bittersweet notes that many are deeply fond of. What it is:
Round or oval in form, XO is a variety which may be found mostly in the region of butter durian, Gentling and Cameron Highlands
Why is it unique?
This strain of durian is cultivated through an elongated period of fermentation in the shell, therefore, earning it the title of XO because of the powerful alcoholic taste. Not your average sweet durian, XO is extremely tender and slightly watery and has an extreme bitterness which may be too piquant for a few.