Oh Yum. I was in Bangkok for a few days for work last week and indulged in all kinds of local fruit. The most impressive being the Thai mango, Thai jackfruit (nangka) and pomelo. Eh, what heppened to the Durian?
Well, at the Gourmet Supermarket (Basement, Siam Paragon, most awesome supermarket in Asia), it was this marvellous poster that brought my attention to the durians being sold at the supermarket.
I really love how the poster reads: “Fruit Fest ’09”
“Amazing King and Queen of Fruits” (featuring Durian and Mangosteen) and
“Only the very best has been selected for you”
The poster must have been more than ten feet long and at least 5 feet wide hanging from the ceiling. Impossible to miss as you’re walking by.
So, I headed for the durian counter to see what was available.
There wasn’t much- only 2 packs. Are the durians that good that it was almost completely sold out that there are only 2 packs left? Or was it that these 2 packs just happen to be no good and are therefore left on the shelf…
Unconvinced, I left them as they were and decided to reserve the tastebuds for another day and bought the jackfruit and guava instead.