The other name for nangka is jackfruit. Perhaps you know it by that name?
I was walking by Sau Wa Fong near Star street one recent weekend and spotted the jackfruit hanging off the very productive tree. Boy, did it look good. No, I’m not going to steal any. I don’t know who the tree belongs to and how it’s looked after. What I did do, was march down to the supermarket and buy myself a pack of Malaysian jackfruit. Yum yum, it was sweet, chewy and aromatic.
What I did reflect on was that it would’ve been incredible to have a durian tree next to it. I don’t see why the durian tree can’t thrive here, especially with global warming… the winters have been getting shorter and milder.
Anyone got a space for a durian tree on their doorstep?
I was going up the escalator towards Lane Crawford from Toast box when the fragrance eau durian hit me. Initially I spent the few seconds of escalator time peering around me, wondering if it was second hand fumes from a recent consumer (sounds gross but this happens all the time), or a dessert stall from the food court manufacturing some durian pancake dessert.
I just had to go down again to see the durians for myself. So back down the escalator it was.
There it was in the front seasonal fruit section. The “Malay Durian mountain cat“as labelled. Aka Musang king, Mao Shan Wang.
Nice long stems topped off with cotton to preserve freshness.
Are you salivating yet?
Very evenly round, beautiful spikes.
But it is City Super. Known in Hong Kong as a premium supermarket for all things good and high quality.
These durians were only for sale whole, no packaged fruit in sight. So I have no idea if it looks good on the inside. But that’s the gamble with durian.
Oh I wish I was back in KL for this! Attention all durian lovers in Malaysia!!
Free durian in Taman Tun December 11-12.
Free durian in ImbiDecember 14-15.
An article announcing a new durian shop opening in Bukit Bintang is giving away a free durian to every group of 3.
Will it be a success? As long as the fruits are good, it’s guaranteed. And one palm sized durian isn’t going to satiate so everyone will buy their own. It’s more like buy two get one free 🙂 great marketing ploy.
The previous event sounds like it was off to a good start, according to this blogger.
Where is the one in KL?
So if you’re in KL next Monday or Tuesday check it out and let me know what you thought of the much hyped “oh chee”. If you’re late, you’ll end up with a Musang king or d24 which still isn’t bad.
Mr Eric aka Durian King, I’ll be back over Christmas please save some for me…!
Late post. I had this information in early September, now putting it down for posterity.
The fruit stall that I’ve purchased Malaysian durian from on several occasions had a fridge put out during mooncake season this year.
A special fridge for those precious pastries
Each dark mysterious box contained 4 Frozen mooncakes. I had a look inside the fridge, curious as to the size of each mooncake, but the tins were individually wrapped in shrink wrap.., to prevent tampering I suppose. A freezer tells me that it’s snowskin.
At 380HKD per box, that would be equivalent to the cost of one fruit. Well, roughly the same price as what I would have to pay in Singapore… Maybe I’ll try it next year.