SW, CL and I were up in Penang on Thursday and Friday and apart from the work obligations, were really excited to try and catch the last of the durian season. Mage and C were tasked to find us whatever was good and bring it in so that we could enjoy it after dinner.
Unfortunately, I have to report that the entire durian experience was a thorough disappointment as Balik Pulau’s durian season is well over and there isn’t much left at the stalls. When we were approaching our feasting destination, the aroma certainly wasn’t very strong but we were pleased that the color was still temptingly sunshine yellow. But, when we picked up the durian, you could just tell that the texture (although creamy) lacked weight and upon introduction to the palate was just flat.
We persisted and tried a seed from each box but in the end could not even attempt a finishing as quality is always one notch above quantity.
The Durian season in Penang is officially over by August, if you’re a fussy eater like us, don’t spoil your tastebuds with any fruits which are only mediocre.