From the good ol’ Durian Kampung to the classic D24, and to the popular Musang King, these thorny fruits are no doubt a top choice among many Malaysians. After all, who could resist the uniquely pungent yet bittersweet taste of durian flesh? Unless, of course, you happen to be a durian hater. While you can consume durian on its own, there are many ways to enjoy them. Here are 7 delicious ways to get your durian craving if you live in the Klang Valley area.
1) Durian Cheesecake
The definition of “a match made in heaven” certainly rings true for durian cheesecake. Given their pungent characteristics in terms of taste, the rich combination of durian and cheese truly belongs to each other.
2) Durian Soft Serve / Ice Cream
The durian fruit alone is traditionally heaty. Fortunately, there is a “cool” method to enjoy them. No, we don’t mean by placing them in the fridge. But rather tasting the durian in a creamy soft serve or ice cream version.
Where to get them?
– Taste Better (Website: taste-better.com/shop | FB: Tastebetter.my | IG: @tastebetter.my)
– Charlie’s Cafe (FB: Mycharliescafe | IG: @mycharliescafe)
– Inside Scoop (Website: insidescoop.oddle.me | FB: MYinsidescoop | IG: @myinsidescoop)
3) Durian Cendol
Ah… who doesn’t love the taste of cendol? This ice-cold local dessert is a national staple among many Malaysians. And the good news is, you can enjoy them in different ways (depending on the places, of course). One of them is durian cendol, in which the classic local dessert gets a flavourful boost of real durian flesh served as a topping.
4) Durian Tart
There’s the traditional egg tart, and there’s another kind of tart that comes with durian flavour. Imagine sinking your teeth on the flaky pastry shell, followed by the tantalising taste of durian filling. Definitely a bite-sized snack you can’t afford to miss.
5) Durian Puff
Fed up with the same old curry puff? Lucky for you durian lovers, because there is a puff that comes with durian filling. Best words to describe a durian puff? Well, it’s chewy on the outside and creamy on the inside.
6) Durian Crepe / Pancake
Here is another durian-infused, bite-sized snack worth craving for. Sure, this durian crepe or pancake may come in mini size. But don’t let the size fools you. This snack — typically sold in a pack or box — loads with durian filling and cream wrapped inside a thin layer of crepe/pancake skin. All we can say that one bite is never enough.
7) Durian Pizza
Now, this is something we don’t really see every day. To feed your curiosity, the durian pizza served around here is actually a pizza crust layered with cheese topping and strong durian pulp/sauce. What a drool-worthy combo!