Around this time of the year, I usually gather a few buddies and we will go to our favourite durian seller at East Coast Rd for durian buffet. This year, the first of the durian feast was on a Monday.
This was the scene that greeted us when we reached there. In all my years of eating durian at Ah Loon, I have never seen it so crowded. In fact, he was already running out of Mao Shan Wang when we reached around 7.30. Luckily, we had made reservation and so we still got our fix. It was the same scene at my other regular haunt at Pasir Ris. Just last night I reached at about 8 pm only to be told no more stock! Apparently the durian frenzy is going wild all over Singapore, due to the cheaper price and the hotter weather and all thanks to our neighbour, Malaysia.
Back to Ah Loon at East Coast, as they were selling the MSW at $15 per kg, we decided to forgo the cheaper durian buffet and just whacked the MSW. There were 15 of us and together we had almost 35 kg or about 20 MSW.Truly this year crop of durian seems to taste much better. More fleshy, more taste and more creamier.
After finishing our MSW, for the benefits of those who had never tasted the other variants, we had some Golden Phoenix. The Golden Phoenix was selling at $12.00 per kg and which in our opinion wasn’t as good value as the MSW.And last but not least, Ah Loon had some not so good quality Black Pearl which he had discarded and we managed to took it off him for a discount. Indeed there was a worm in one of them but otherwise it was just as good.With the RM dropping faster than durian can drop from trees, looks like these few weeks is going to be durian durian durian.