I happened to walk by my usual fruit shop along Wan Chai Road (next to Serge) and spied this…
Ooh don’t those lychees look good. But I tell you what, the durian is better!
I stopped and remarked “wow you’re pregnant and love eating durians?” (reminds me of someone I know)
She said ” I just ate one or two, its just freshly arrived”
So I said “is it good”
She said “you want some? here try one” and handed me the not-too-big husk.
“Sure, ok thank you I’ll try one.” I said.
It was DELICIOUS. pungent. yellow. not too moist. not too dry. fibers that just melt on your tongue.
I was so happy she let me try that one durian seed that I couldn’t tell her off for giving me lousy mangosteens last week. She also let me try a lychee (she’s not a fan of lychees) but after the durian, the lychee was bland in the way that a bad watermelon is bland.
July is almost here and I hope we will be inundated with Malaysian mao shan wangs in Hong Kong.