I used to travel to Penang for work related meetings, usually planning them to coincide with the possibility of eating good food, and when in season,the best durian.
Now it seems that durian is available all year round in various desserts. I suspect that the durian fruit pulp industry is a getting larger than the fresh fruit distribution network. Certainly that is what is being reported (Durian exports to China Fruitful).
Mens Kitchen in Penang is one of the cafes making their own durian derived desserts.
I’ve not tried it yet but it all looks pretty good.
Here are some other bloggers who’ve written up about it.
Steven Goh – nice review on the durian derivatives and other food served in the cafe. He also explains the meaning behind the name.
Gibson – nice photos of all the food, and nice photos on the interesting drinks.. I’m keen to try the Doraemon.. how creative!