Hubby and I had yet another durian indulgence yesterday. By now, I have already had 6 rounds of durians. I know it is awfully sinful (because durians are high in carbohydrate/sugar) but they are just too “attractive” to resist!
This time, we went to 227 Katong Durian which was recently featured on an article – Durian Lovers Unite : 5 Reputable Dealers – by Makansutra. Surprisingly Leong Tee was not one of the five featured. This was our first time to 227 Katong Durian.
To make sure that it would not be a wasted trip there, I rang up the night before to confirm their openings hours, and also tried to make a reservation but only to find out that no reservations are accepted on weekends. Understandably, due to the huge crowds & demands. Last weekend, a friend of mine went hunting for durians at night but was disappointed that she couldn’t get any at all. Just how super popular this King of Fruits is in Singapore!
Stocks arrived from Malaysia at about 1:30pm, as I was told
Green Bamboo is the only type which I have yet to savour. I read that they are fibrous and sweet, so may be I will give it a miss.
There was already a queue at the stall by the time we arrived at about 2pm but it was all in order, and we didn’t have to wait long to be served. Their service was quite efficient.
This man told me he has 35 years of experience selling durians, although the stall is only about 7 years old, from what I read.
So, this was our lunch – Mao Shan Wang from Pahang (Malaysia) at S$15 per kilo, and this one costs us S$40
To me, this was the best Mao Shan Wang we have had so far in this season. The flesh was thick, a little dry but very creamy, and bittersweet in taste. Solid!
Most of them had small, shrunken seeds
We also ordered a small D24 that weighed about only one kilo, for S$10 but this did not impress me. A small part of the flesh had not ripened fully but the Mao Shan Wang was more than enough to make up for this.
Eat-in customers can either eat at the tables along the corridor or inside the shop
This durian stall does not provide complimentary water like Leong Tee and Combat Durians. Bottled water is sold at S$1 each.
So we left feeling very satisfied. Surely this stall is going to be another good option (beside Leong Tee) for us when we crave for durians again.