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Monday, 6 June 2016

Durian - King Of Fruit Season is Here In Malaysia - Musang King & Black Thorn Durian Feast At DURIAN KING TTDI Bukit Bintang Kuala Lumpur

DURIAN KING TTDI & Bukit Bintang
Musang King & Black Thorn 
Durian Feast 
A Good Time To Satisfy Your Durian Cravings Now!
Happy Durian Eats At Durian King Bukit Bintang 

Nothing compares to the King of Fruits, especially when it is enjoyed together with your family and friends. With the durian season here starting at the beginning of  June, which coincides with the holy month of Ramadan too, everyone in town is pretty excited with the long awaited durian feast especially for the durian lovers in Malaysia.

Bloggers Get-Together Party For Durian Feast 

Thumbs Up Posing With The King of Durian Himself, Owner ~ Erik Ong

Making your dreams come true, famous Durian King in Taman Tun Dr Ismail (TTDI) has opened up its second branch in the heart of Klang Valley, Bukit Bintang, resulting it's successful opening its in Taman Tun Dr Ismail (TTDI) last year. Durian King Bukit Bintang is located behind the Shaw Parade and walking distant to Berjaya Times Square, in an open carpark lot along Jalan 1/77B Imbi, you can never miss this roadside outlet. 

Quality Assured Black Thorns & Musang King 

I was pretty excited getting to taste the famed champion of durian,  "Durian of the Year 2012" called "Black Thorn' or "Ochee" at this event. Originated from Penang, I was told by Erik that the most-sought-after Black Thorn Durian are only available in mid-year and now, it's the best time of the year to taste them. Prices vary daily, so be prepared to pay over RM 40 to RM 50 per kg for this prized durian!      

Happy Me With Erik & His Worker 

The owner of Durian King, Erik took the liberty to share a thought or two with us on how to identify the two famous durians namely the Black Thorn and the Musang King. 

The Black Thorn
The Black Thorn has a very distinctive orange coloured flesh, almost a bright hue of orange with fine wrinkles. Erik explained that the Black Thorn will taste better and turn to more orange in hue when kept a day after picking from the farm. 

The Black Thorn is also a durian that varies a lot in flavour depending on the age of the tree. A good and tasty Ocee or Black Thorn comes from a very mature tree, a young tree won't bear nice tasting durian.    


The taste of Black Thorn is rich, starting out sweet with a bitter end note, intense and super creamy. The flesh is softer, smoother and aromatic.  

Identify The Black Thorn

Black Thorn
Star Fruit Shape Durian 

The Black Thorn has a distinct feature with the shape resembling the Star fruit, roundish in shape as depicted in the picture above. 

Orange Flesh Black Thorn

Another distinct feature to spot the difference between Black Thorn and other species is to check out the bottom or end of the fruit. It has a  flat bottom with an interesting tiny blackthorn jutting out in the middle and it will turn black when it is ripe. It's not easy to find one with the blackthorn still intact as many have dropped off during picking and transportation from the farm.


The Musang King
Musang King aka Mao San Wang Durian is also one of the most sought-after and highly priced varieties of durian besides the Black Thorn. Selling for more than twice the price of an average durian, Musang King is like the black market gold to many durian lovers. 

The most well-known characteristic of Musang King is it’s deep, turmeric and yellow coloured flesh with a heavenly fragrant smell and creamy taste.

Identify The Musang King
Visibility of Seams With Five-Pointed Star 

Another 2 distinct features are the crown and the bottom of the Musang King. As you can see in the picture, Musang King has a smooth crown with a ring marking around the stem. The spikes face downwards away from it with a gap between the crown and where the spikes start. 

Apart from that, Musang King's bottom has a visible broad 5 pointed star. The seams, visible lines are quite noticeable, running the length from the tip to stem. 

Raja Kunyit or Mao San Wang Durian

Musang King is also known as Raja Kunyit in Malay for its golden yellowish smooth flesh. Along with the characteristic of golden yellow colour flesh, tastewise Musang King is said to be more sweet than bitter, rich with thick flesh and small seed too.  

The best Musang King was wide known to be originated from Pahang, and Durian King has them contracted from a farm in Raub, Pahang for supply.

At Durian King; their supply of durian are transported daily fresh from the contracted farm in Raub, Pahang and Penang. 

Erik explained that durian lovers in Klang Valley can only purchase Black Thorn only from their TTDI or Bukit Bintang stall and not any other durian store as they have solely contracted the farms supplying this Black Thorn to Durian King itself.
 
Warm & Friendly Durian King, Erik Ong

Durian King is also the First in Malaysia to serve absolutely tasty chilled durian straight from the freezer at the stall. Erik has gotten the idea when his some of his customers buy the durian home to be kept in the fridge rather than eating at the stall because many like to consume it chilled instead.

Well, having that in mind and to ensure customer satisfaction, he invested in a special chiller to keep some durians chilled ready for its discerning customers to taste any time of the day. For me, I would like to have my durians chilled too before I consume it, hahaha....

Erik In Action 
On How To Choose The Perfect Durian

Erik took some time to share with us a tip or two on how to choose a nice and tasty durian. 

1st Test:      Pick up a durian; put it near your nose; take a deep sniff or breathe in to smell it; if you                       can smell the durian aroma you pass the 1st test.

2nd  Test:   Give the durian a good shake; if you can feel that there is knocking; that means the fruit                      is good.



So what are you waiting for? The awesome crazy durian season is here; come and savour for yourself together with your loved ones and durian-loving friends at Durian King. 

It's now or never, a good time to satisfy your durian cravings with Durian King's top form Black Thorn and Musang King. Remember to check out their FaceBook for daily active updates on the supply and pricing of the 2 famous durians as they are very limited in supply. 

They are on the first come, first, serve basis and if you do not want to be disappointed, kindly PM to reserve these sought-after durians. You can check out both outlets at Durian King TTDI or Durian King Bukit Bintang to find out what else they have to offer.


Happy Faces & Thumbs With Wilson Ng of PlacesAndFoods 

Tummy Happy Bloggers Get Together Party

Do Check Out This Exciting Video On Black Thorn & Musang King By Ikan Masin Production. Happy Viewing ! 




King of Cendol Dessert
RM 8


The King of Cendol Dessert - RM8 only. Happening now at Durian King at both outlets in Bukit Bintang and TTDI too! At an exclusive promotional price of RM8 per bowl for a limited time only. What a better way to enjoy this unique and distinctive fruit than to paired it with our famous classic Malaysian dessert, cendol, a synonymous dessert to Malaysian cuisine.

The Durian King's ~ Durian Chendol has the classic Malaysian dessert topped with creamy heavenly and freshly peeled the pulp of the durian flesh! The combination of the coconut milk dessert paired with that luscious durian will bring a sense of euphoria to your taste buds.

Durian King
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TTDI
179 Jalan Wan Kadir
 Taman Tun Dr Ismail
 60000 Kuala Lumpur.

BUKIT BINTANG
Open Air Parking
Jalan 1/77B
Jalan Changkat Thambi Dollah
Imbi 
55100 Kuala Lumpur 
GPS Coordinate: 3.140535, 101.712426

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  1. So what are you waiting for? The awesome crazy durian season is here; come and savour for yourself together with your loved ones and durian-loving friends at Durian King.

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