As you descend the escalators from Lane Crawford down to CitySuper in Causeway Bay, a welcome whiff or durian greets you. If your nose is fairly sensitive, you’ll be guided between the various displays of Christmas goodies and snacks into the cavernous supermarket. These seasonal displays have taken over the front section and the usual fruit and fresh produce has been shifted inside.
I turned left towards the massive array of cheeses, nope the scent was off. So I turned back right and yep, picked up the scent again. Weaving in and out I finally found the durians round the back of the shelf near the drinks section towards the cashiers.
The aroma was very robust and with good sharp accents yet had a soft sweet touch to it. Musang king yes. But what else?
Ahhh the black thorn is here.
But so is the Musang king.
I was curious which one commanded a higher price. The black thorn became a popular hybrid a few years ago but I remember noting this durian in Penang almost a decade ago.
How much does each set you back?
Well, the black thorn durians are HKD 46 per 100 grams and the Musang Kings are a HKD 40 per 100 grams.
The Black thorn durians are also looking a little larger than the Musang Kings hence the higher price on the ticket per fruit.
Price wise, the Musang Kings at Sogo we’re a little cheaper but not by much.
I guess if you’re a CitySuper good card holder perhaps it works out the same post discount.