Wow finally some legit M’sian durians in our local markets (albeit frozen).
Far superior than Thai variety; Malaysian durians are sought after by the cognoscenti for the intense, pungent, creamy, sweeter (sometimes with a hint of bitterness) flavor and aroma. Best analogy would be white vs black truffles. ‘Musang King’ is one of the premium ‘designer’ varieties introduced over the years. http://sixthseal.com/2015/07/5-of-the-best-durians-this-season-musang-king-d197-green-skin-cheh-poay-tembaga-d118-xo-d7/
Anyway decided to pull the trigger eventhough it’s 5x the price of Thai durians. The tiny fruit weighed in at 2.7lbs or $27… Ouch. Defrosted the fruit in the kitchen overnight and woke up this morning to the putrid aroma of durians permeating throughout my entire house. Note to self, leave it in the garage next time.
Verdict, this is legit! The yellow pulp delivers as promised; waves of intense creamy, sweet, custardy, durian richness accompanied by the signature pungent and putrid aroma. Imagine super ripe Époisses + Lucuma fruit + sake lees + white truffles + Crème caramel mixed together.
Great stuff, highly recommended for the adventurous!
129. E. Valley Blvd