Wednesday, July 9, 2014

The World's Best Durians

I was invited by the rich Tai-Tai aunty of my wife to eat durians last night. I arrived in heavens instantly as it was the best durians I have tasted for the 3rd year now. This year's harvest is better due to the long spell of hot and dry weather that helped to produce durians with stronger fragrance and texture! I felt that it tasted a bit of alcohol due to its strong carbo reactions.

Yes, they drove all the way to Raub, Pahang to collect their carload full of Grade A - Musang King durians from a private durian orchard. The seller or land owner only deals with pre-orders from familiar friends and clients from faraway overseas! They claimed that you could no longer get them anywhere else now from these same-seedling trees for its top notch quality as regular buyers book them all before harvests.




What surprised me was this well known orchard sends yearly supplies to Macau's Stanley Ho who would also share the durians with his HKG's buddy Li Ka Shing. You can read the rest of the story HEREhttp://www.thestar.com.my/story.aspx/?file=%2f2010%2f8%2f7%2fcentral%2f6805195&sec=central

49 comments:

  1. Good afternoon TM, it's raining this morning...

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    1. You are so blessed to be invited...

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    2. Seeing your durians makes me crave for it, hehe...

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    3. next time ask TM if you can tag along?? :D

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    4. Or i should ask TM if he want to hire a PA, lol...

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    1. ooopssss, forgotten to quote him!! okay, this is STP's famous quote.. :D

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    2. Your No, thank you makes me think of STP, lol...

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    3. Yup, same here, it's really sound like STIP but too bad STP seems like didn't notice about this...

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  3. Wah, another post today, TM very rajin.. Good good.. Posting mojo is back, yay! Lucky you post at this time, else, if you post later, then Princess fong gung liao..

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    1. Musang King is very very expensive.. I remembered buying it from pasar malam.. Two small packets cost RM68 !! I felt cheated.. But what to do, people already cut and pack for me, takkan I say don want meh, kan.. Sure kena "leok" or "tong" (potong) liao..

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    2. I'm not a fan for durian.. So this post won't make me crave for it..
      I used to eat durians lastime, but it made me fat real fast.. So I stopped eating - til now..

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    3. Lenglui hot mama Reana eat with rice somemore.. I think I cannot accept.. Hehehehe..

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    4. huh?? Princess Ribbon where got fat?? you like "ngan tiew guai meng" only woh~~

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    5. I said lastime ler, when I was around 15-16 yrs old.. I only started to lose all that weight when I was 18..

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    6. You need to put back the 4kg you lost, so eat durians :)

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    7. Princess Ribbon, not only you, i also cannot accept it with rice, keke...

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  4. interesting to know that gastronome have gone all the way to even place bookings before harvests!! wow, this make the durians even more precious huh?? luckily i do not eat durians, but i think this won't actually affect the price of durians, we can still see durians being sold all year round, unlike previously there were just once or twice durians seasons a year..

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  5. The colour is real good, like gold huh? I love durians but I take a look at the prices of durians at Aeon and I cannot accept. I know I am stingy but paying RM35 for a small packet of durians I simply cannot swallow hah...hah...You are so lucky to get invited for the durian feast.

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  6. wah, so yellow, must be very nice, when want belanja me makan? XD

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  7. Fuyoohhhhh.... So envious and so Jeles!! You get to taste what Lee Ka Sing is tasting too!! You are so so blessed... now I am drooling... drooling very badly....got to take a bib if I scroll up again... !

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  8. I love to eat durians but I can only drool at your photos for no way would I be able to eat them. Sob sob sob. You must eat more ok the next time you get invited to eat again.

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  9. Wah you also a durian fan like Claire!
    Me, definitely big NO NO! xD

    Anyway I guess the driving is worth it la hor?

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  10. My late dad's favorite phrase in Hakka ~ 'wong yoke kon pow'

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  11. Haha, tai-tai aunty gathering sounds very atas :P

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  12. Had durian in Kuching. Will blog about it.

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  13. I'm fan of durian, but can't eat too much...later I might get sore throat...=[

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  14. Wah .... premium durians ! It looks so good from the picture. What a lucky thamby.

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  15. Next time, bring back some for us la! Hahaha

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  16. i haven't had any durian this year T___T

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  17. Musang King is always the best...

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    1. I have no idea why durian can be so expensive... recently my PIL just got special order from a supplier and it cost about RM300 plus for 6 big durian

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    2. But I don't prefer it to bee too expensive lar... sometimes those cheap one RM1 for 1 biji also taste good too. as long as it is bittersweet then is ok...

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  18. I like the one is bittersweet...

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  19. I love to eat the durians when it is keep inside the fridge. cool and nice. But hor very heaty sometime. So got to eat many mangosteen....

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  20. slurppps....woi tarak freeze some for me ka?

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  21. yup...there are preorders for durian leh .some will book a tree and then all the fruits is rheirs.

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  22. ermm, not a fan of durians because of the very pungent smell!! i really don't mind the flesh if it's sweet but how to get rid of the smell leh!? O___O

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  23. Mmmmm...... I don't know how to comment on this post cause durian is a no-no for me, & I banned durians in my house! Muahahaha! Pity my hubby! Lol!

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  24. Wah!! Drooling just looking at the picture of the durians!!

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  25. So expensive Musang King durians! Although I love it, but I think I am satisfied with just D24 :)

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  26. Nice!

    Yeah, I heard all the A grade Musang King durians are exported, you can't get them UNLESS you know the orchard owner. It's just more profitable for them to sell the Grade A durians in Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong or to people like Mr. Ho.

    That's why we can't get "real" Grade A Musang King here so I usually go for the other strains. I prefer the more bitter durians like XO anyway!

    Of course, if I can get Grade A Musang King, I'll definitely eat it for sure. Haha! Lucky of you to get some mate.

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  27. I had lots of durian lately until having trouble to sleep.**indigestion**haha but cannot compare to your Grade A durian for sure. Probably Grade A durian can sleep better ehh.

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  28. I have yet have any this season ~>_<~

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  29. Durian, my favorite, only durian can make forget about my weight temporary.

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    1. Stanley Ho still can eat durian meh?

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