I was walking towards home today when I decided to check out a frozen meat shop. Ah Wong Fine Food Company. Despite its name, it isn’t a gourmet shop as much as a gourmet stall… An impressive number of freezers packed into a very tight corner. The last time I walked by, there were some impressive listings of imported meat and seafood, at cheaper prices then what you can get at the supermarket.
These shops paste sheets of A4 paper- often hand written- of what the item is and the price by weight.
I bought some imported beef slices and as I was leaving, spotted this:
What on earth was that? I wondered. Since I was already a client, I was less shy about asking.
Boss, I said in my crappy Cantonese, what is durian daifuku?
The boss replied in Cantonese, it’s something you eat and drink.
I persisted: Is it frozen?
Yes he said.
Well can I see it? I want to know what it is. Where is it from?
It’s from Malaysia he replied.
Then scrabbling around a freezer in front of me, yanked out this box.
Ah. Durian mochi. Made from pure durian pulp. Apparently haven for durian lovers.. Do they mean heaven?
I thanked him and told him to put it back. The meat I had bought would thaw nicely on the way home in time for lunch. The durian mochis will be for another time.
It’s just hilarious that they made it sound Japanese… In chinese characters it says Da Fu or Dai Fu in Cantonese (meaning big wealth) but they added a ku on the end of it.
45 Hkd per box isn’t much, less than 7USD. For 8pcs, that works out to be less than 1USD per piece (or bite). It doesn’t state what type of durian it’s made of. I’ve paid more for an ice cream stick so maybe this might be worth a go.