Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Which Durians Do You Like?

I was having long bouts of office depressions after the GE14. So many big clients owed my company lots of unpaid bills. The worst straw was when the directors of Khaazaanaah threw their resignations together and one culprit is a CEO of another company that owed us so much. As a result, all our staff salaries have been dragged for weeks into months now. Unbelievable!




Time to put my woes and stress aside. So I went to feast on durians to cheer myself up a bit. We decided to head towards the SS2's durian haven. Cars are jamming the streets there every night just for durians!




The prices are like watching the KLSE prices that goes up and down weekly. I would not want to eat those RM1.00 per fruit as it could be bland and funny as reported. The Musang King here is not cheap. So we tried XO and D24 durians. It was my first time eating XO Durian and it really has the alcohol taste like XO!! 



 My wife and I ended up eating 3 durian fruits of D24 which was very delicious and just 1 fruit of XO Durian.




The bill came to RM135 for total of 5 kilos which they rounded up with discounts. I will go elsewhere to eat the Musang King where it is cheaper than SS2. Tell me which durians you like?  



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37 comments:

  1. Your office financials sounds very sad and alarming. Can't blame you for feeling depressed. Durians are the antidote for feeling blue? My favorite thus far is Musang King. Once I ate Musang King, nothing else compares. Haiz....

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    1. The financial crisis at work is the first time all my life and so unexpected. The last GE12 & GE13 had no problems until this recent shocking defeat for BN that sent many companies into turmoil as victims.

      Musang King is still the best for me but not my wife. I think she prefers D24.

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  2. Weather isn't that good to enjoy durian. Heaty. Do take care and drink lots of fluid after taking durian.

    I used to love the fruit. Ate lots of it as a child but somehow along the way, I fall out of love with it. So, now I can do with or without it. Better without it. Wouldn't mind not having it at all. All those feast.and bargain don't bother me much. Haha. But I did have some the last season. Just one small fruit.

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    1. This is strange to hear someone falling out of love with durians. The thorns must have pricked you hard! LOLOL

      Less man, more shares!

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  3. None, I'm afraid...as far as I'm concerned, they stink...but my husband has been feasting on Musang King. He says this year's prices are cheap compared to previous years.

    Oh dear, I hope your staff salaries have been resolved...and you can eat more durians! :P

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    1. How could you tolerate when hubby eats durians and come home? He probably had to brush his teeth hard and gargle plus floss his teeth harder. Muahahaha

      This will be the 5th month of no salary! God save me please.

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  4. My favourite would be D24 and Musang King. This is the first time I heard of XO durian. Wondering will mabuk or not after eating XO durian? Hahaha

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    1. We have the same taste for good durians. I think one would get mabuk when they eat too much XO. I believe this special fruit gets its natural sugar fermented easily into alcohol.

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  5. Means a lot of BN-related clients ?

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    1. They were like bacteria swarming into all kinds of private sectors that made them filthy rich. Time to clean up and flush them out for good.

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  6. I like the durians people belanja me to makan! LOL

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    1. So pandai. I also wish got lots of sugar daddy and tycoons to belanja me makan durian lah.

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  7. Sorry to hear about your company's financial situation, hope your company can tide over this period soon.

    As I have a sweet tooth, definitely I like the red prawns durians. As some of you may know that my late dad was a durian vendor, I just had durians recently, but they do not taste as good as those my dad specially reserved and selected for us. Oh how I miss my dad!

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    1. I really must try this Red Prawns which is very popular in Penang. Your daddy knows best and definitely saved the best for you.

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    2. Sorry to hear that you have the same payment delay problem as me, are times that bad?

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    3. The economy is not falling like durians but the new government really wiped & flushed all the corrupted politicians who owned many big companies. So many vendors like us suffered terribly.

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  8. Do they sell mangosteen also, as durian is the king of fruit and mangosteen is the queen. And did you fill up the durian husks with water and drink it to "cool" down the body?

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    1. Yes they sell lots of mangosteen too. Both fruits would be in season together always like husband and wife. One is heaty and the other is cooling.
      I didn't drink the water from the husk. I thought that was to prevent our mouth from smelling only.

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  9. Hope your company difficulties will be solved soon. Just eat more durians and be happy!

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    1. Yeah. I should eat more durians and throw the sharp durian skins at my boss!!!

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  10. I'm a Durian enthusiast and I like all kind of Durian, but for the flavour, I prefer sweet tasted one, so I'm not really fancy those branded Durian such as Musang King or others with bitter taste, but I still eat lah , hehe :P

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    1. I am also not too fussy as long as it is just yellow and sweet too. Branded ones really slaughter us. I must start planting my own durian trees.

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  11. not so much enthusiastic about durians...but I do eat them when the price is cheap!

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  12. I think I am one of those odd ones who prefers durian kampung to all these. I love those with bittersweet tones to it.

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    1. My late mother was the only one in the family who loved bitter ones like you. Has it got to do with Thai tongues? LOLOL

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  13. I ever had this fruit and also come to know few years back from your blog. Hope things settle soon at your company and you feel ease. Enjoy the durians :)

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  14. 5 months no salary - how can your staff survive? Fingers crossed that they get their salary soon. I prefer durians with thick flesh and small seeds with layered of taste. I have eaten musang king, hor lor, red prawn, d24 and xo this time. Wish I could have eaten more.

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  15. I still have two tubs in my fridge! Been avoiding the durian after a bout a cough due to too much durians... Been yearning to dig into them again.... soon!!

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  16. Hi! Eating a durian,you look very happy. I hope your depressions will fade away soon.

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  17. You office depression, I home stress, haiz...

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  18. Durian is a no-no to me. Don’t know much but I heard prices are really cheap due to over supply, & many stalls in SG are giving them away for free to reward their customers. xoxo

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  19. Wow, you visited that place again, one week after we met at the cafe! If you have been there earlier, I would have bought the XO as you did.

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  20. Hope things are better at your work place now, TM :)
    I can only eat one or two small biji of durian, not the whole fruit. It's not my favourite thing ..haha .. unless it's ice cream or popcorn!

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