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Showing posts with label Durian. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Durian. Show all posts

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Raub Durian Farm Orchard Visit And Durian Buffet @Durian Wonderland

Raub Pahang - The Musang King Durian Town

Raub Durian Farm Orchard Visit And Durian Buffet @Durian Wonderland

The Raub town in Pahang is the also popularly known as the Musang King Town where there are many durian orchards and farm surroundings this serene town. The Musang King varieties is most planted in this town and henceforth as known as the Musang King Town

Young Durian tree at Durian Wonderland
Young Durian Tree at Durian Wonderland 

Raub durian season will start in the month of July 2018. For fans of Musang King, the wait is counting down to taste one of the best King Of Fruit variety. We had a first-hand look recently to explore the hype about this to a number of durian orchard courtesy of Durian Wonderland.


Durian Tree Grafting Durian Wonderland
Durian Tree Grafting

Durian Wonderland has more than 60 acres of land in and around Raub Pahang which has been planted with this prized varieties of Musang King durian. Ranging from young farm to mature orchard, Durian Wonderland has pioneered the process of getting maximum yield per tree thru its investment in the water, drainage and management system to ensure that the durian tree is nurtured in the best possible environment.

Water Pump Station at Durian Wonderland
Water Pump Station

During our farm/orchard visit, we can see that the pathway and lining of each of the durian trees are well spaced to create a conducive environment for the durian tree to grow. Each durian tree is supplied with a water sprinkling system to ensure nutrient and water are sent to each of these trees.
With this control and time-based function; the number of staff required will be at a minimum. According to the owner; this is a very efficient way to ensure the timely delivery of the nutrient which is added to the water are delivered to each of the trees.

Auto Sprinkler System at Durian Wonderland
Auto Sprinkler System

Another key importance is the cleanliness of the durian farm orchard. We notice that the grass is well kept and are constantly being trimmed. This reduces the chances of mosquito breeding and other insects and pests that might be lurking around. We were at the farm in the middle of nowhere for more than 2 hours and did not encounter even one mosquito - quite fascinating.

Frozen Durian For Export at Durian Wonderland
Frozen Durian For Export
As most of the Musang King durian from Durian Wonderland is slated for export; there are a few standards that need to be maintained at each of the farm/orchards at all time.

Grade B Durian at Durian Wonderland
Grade B Durian That Are Removed

For this priced Musang King Durian; the harvesting is another key process. Each day the worker will scout around each tree to ensure that only grade A quality will be allowed to grow. The B and lesser grade are cut off from the tree to ensure only the Grade A is left to flourish. A stroll around the estate we see a lot of small little durians littered around the pathway. These are the B-Grade Musang King that are trimmed off.

Musang King at Durian Wonderland

At Durian Wonderland Kuala Lipis farm which is more than 20 over years; there are a number of varieties of durian that are planted here which includes the D24 varieties, D101, Golden Phoenix and of course the prized Musang King.

Harvesting Musang King at Durian Wonderland
Harvesting Musang King at Durian Wonderland 

Although not really in full season we got to taste these few varieties at the farm. Eating durian at the farm really makes a lot of difference. With the chirping birds and other interesting sounds of the forest, the kampung ambience was so perfect setting for a nice durian buffet in the middle of the durian farm.

Harvesting Musang King at Durian Wonderland

What's more, we were lucky that there were a few durians which were freshly harvested for us to taste as well, although the quality will not be as good as in full season. You can't get to eat durian any fresher from this. 

Durian Buffet D101 at Durian Wonderland

We started off with the D101

Durian Kampung Buffet at Durian Wonderland

then the Kampung Durian, Golden Phoneix 

Raub Musang King Durian Buffet at Durian Wonderland

and lastly the Musang King 

Frozen Musang King Durian Buffet at Durian Wonderland

And yes, we have a taste  Frozen Durian in whole for the first which is the Frozen Musang King. Notice the ice forming at the fruit and husk.

Frozen Golden Phoenix Durian Buffet at Durian Wonderland

while the second one is the Frozen Golden Phoenix. These are the types of Frozen that the China consumers prefer. It is like eating durian ice cream. But as a Durian aficionado, eating durian as it is fresh from the husk is the best way you can ever have to taste the prized durian.


Our last stop is to the new develop Durian Farm which is located next to the trunk road leading to Kuala Lipis. This farm is fully planted with Musang King varieties. You can view the young durian tree with an elaborate water system that pumps water and nutrients to each and every tree on the farm.

Young Durian Farm Kuala Lipis at Durian Wonderland

The age of each durian is between 3 to 8 months and according to Ah Fatt, each month, the tree growth is around 1 feet and he said that in 2.5 years to 3, we could see the first harvest from this trees.

Bentong Durian Buffet Stall at Durian Wonderland

As part of the effort to promote the eating durian culture, Durian Wonderland has a small farm in Bentong. At this farm during the full season of Durian, they will have a Durian Buffet at this place. So durian fans, do watch out and find out the latest info on this durian buffet at the durian stall in Bentong offering from Durian Wonderland Facebook page on the date availability for the Durian Buffet.

Raub Durian Farm Orchard

Overall this few durian farm visit in Raub and Kuala Lipis has been a very nice experience on how to plant a good grade Musang King Durian and henceforth our deepest appreciation of the taste, flavour and aroma of this species of durian the next time we have a durian feast.

Durian Wonderland also offers the Durian Farm Orchard visit; you can make the arrangement with them thru their Durian Wonderland website.

Durian Wonderland Bentong Durian Buffet Stall Location Address Map


Monday, 20 November 2017

Durian King TTDI 榴莲王 - Durian Season 2017 Is Here


Durian is one of the most prized fruits in Malaysia. This year 2017 has been a year where Durian prices have skyrocketed to more than RM100.00 per kg for Musang King during the pre-season.


The other reason for the price increase was due to the China factor; we last heard that Musang King was selling as high as RM500.00 per kg in China.


Now as the season progress, you can now enjoy the King of Fruits that have come down to reasonably priced. We got to taste the Musang King at Durian King TTDI recently which they are retailing at RM53.00 per kg.

Hopefully, as the season progress, we can get to enjoy a more sumptuous feast of the Malaysian treats. Do check out the prices from Durian TTDI facebook page for the latest prices.


One of the other treats at Durian King TTDI is the availability of the Black Thorn species with its pungent flavour, thick and meaty texture is a must for me.


At Durian King TTDI, you can request to be served the Chilled Whole Durian; it gives you that extra kick especially for those that love to eat Durian that is kept in the fridge. The difference is that this whole Durian which is kept chilled has a firmer texture compared to those that are kept in the fridge (which tends to be a little mushy).


Another specialty at Durian King TTDI is the the Durian Cendol which for me is a must taste. From RM15.00 per bowl with a scoop of Durian.


For those that like to know how to spot a Musang King and Black Thorn can refer to our previous link.

Saturday, 19 August 2017

Durian Season 2017 Malaysia at Sepiring Oh My Durian Promotion


The Durian Season 2017 in Malaysia has just started. Now you can taste the specially crafted Durian Cendol, Durian Coffee, and even a special Durian Laksa at Sepiring Restaurant all over Malaysia from now until 30th September 2017.


For fans of durian, you are in for a real treat, start off your durian feast at Sepiring Oh My Durian Promotion now with the first of its kind Durian Laksa, Born from the rich Nyonya Laksa that is served at Sepiring with a strong dose of D24 durian paste, for fans of Durian, you would definitely fall in love with it once you start to taste this enhanced rich flavour.

Durian Laksa (RM 20.90)
The Durian Laksa is a delightfully rich and creamy laksa broth - a marriage of two sensation cuisine that is Sepiring signature Nyonya Laksa with Durian. Taking the simple yet delicious laksa dish to a new level, their creative chef married the complex flavours of assorted herbs and spices and slow-cooked it perfectly with durian flesh. 

Served with thick rice noodles topped with chicken slices, fish cakes, julienned cucumbers, hard boiled egg and a dollop of King of fruits (durian) flesh, you can smell the flavour even before it arrives at your table. The final result is an absolutely super aromatic durian noodles! You get to eat the best of both worlds in one scrumptious dish for only RM 20.90 now!

Dodol Durian Cendol (RM 13.90)

Sepiring's Dodol Durian Cendol has the classic Malaysian dessert topped with a scoop of the real durian flesh plus slices of durian flavoured dodol. A marriage made in heaven, diners will enjoy the creaminess of the coconut milk which goes hand-in-hand with the durian. 

Durian Coffee On Ice (RM 13.90)
Not to forget for the durian and coffee lovers, you may like to try the authentic local coffee is blended with fresh durian to make our Durian Coffee with a uniquely Malaysian kick, at only RM12.00 served hot or RM 13.90 on the ice.


Well, there you have it - All 3 exciting offerings showcasing the unmistakable mouth-watering flavours of King Of Fruits, Durian to tease your taste buds that make us all 'uniquely Malaysian' in every way! The special trio offerings are for a limited time only till 30th September 2017 and available at Sepiring outlets except for Mid Valley Megamall. You can also join the Oh My Durian giveaway to win FREE Meal voucher from now until 31st August 2017.

Sunday, 7 August 2016

Durian King TTDI Charity Event - Durian For A Cause - Durian Buffet 2016


Fans of Durians the King of Fruits can have a buffet durian on14th August 2016 and do charity as well.


Durian King@TTDI is organising a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Program in the month of August. With this program, their wish is to encourage the public to contribute to society by joining our charity event and helping three foundations here in the Klang Valley. 


Durian King@TTDI is located at the outdoor parking lot of Pasar Besar Tmn Tun Dr Ismail, Kuala Lumpur (TTDI market). It has ample parking space, plenty of seats and a cooling environment under the trees which is the best way to enjoy a durian buffet. 


“Durian for a Cause” is an All-­‐You-­‐Can-­‐Eat durian buffet 2016 which will take place on Sunday, 14th August at Durian King TTDI (Waze: https://waze.to/lr/hw283bek3f). All you have to do to contribute; is to purchase a ticket at RM50 for a 1-­‐hour durian buffet. 

There will be 3 sessions and the allocated times are: 

Session 1: 3pm – 4pm 
Session 2: 4.30pm – 5.30pm 
Session 3: 6pm – 7pm 


The durian that is going to be served at the durian buffet 2016 is D13, D101, XO, D24, Udang Merah, Pahang Emas, Hor Lor and Durian Kampung.

All proceeds from the event will be channelled to Pusat Jagaan Kanak-­‐Kanak Down Syndrome Dan Hyper Active Bandar Bukit Tinggi 2 Klang, Shepherd’s Centre Foundation in Semenyih and The Shepherd in Kg Orang Asli Ulu Kuang, Rawang. 

Photo Courtesy of Durian King Facebook page
Pusat Jagaan Kanak-­‐Kanak Down Syndrome Dan Hyper Active Bandar Bukit Tinggi 2 Klang is a charity home in Klang; which caters to helping children who are handicapped, has down syndrome and with other various disabilities. Jude Jasvin, Vice President of this home has plans to move to a bigger location as the numbers of these children who are in need of special care are increasing. Let’s help them benefit further by supporting their cause for a more conducive environment. 

Photo Courtesy of Durian King Facebook page
Shepherd’s Centre Foundation is a foster home to children who are orphans, abused, abandoned and even neglected from broken families. Opened in 1993, Pastor Jacop and his wife, Bridget David alongside their team, have helped over 450 children succeed in their education in the past 20 years. Their cause of support is to lighten their load of monthly expenses and give these children a brighter future. 

Photo Courtesy of Durian King Facebook page
The Shepherd is a non-­‐profit oriented organisation and acts as a rehab centre for drug addicts, alcoholics and excessive smokers amongst other bad habits. It is also a centre for folks with mental disorders. The Shepherd provides these individuals with proper care, medical needs and skill training in hopes of a positive recovery as they make their way home and back into society with new attitudes and good self-­‐ esteem. Let’s lend a helping hand to giving them a second chance in life. 


Durian fans out there; come and support Durian King@TTDI’s initiative with this “Durian with a Cause” charity event. Help them give back to society. Everyone in these homes will thank you for your kind generosity. 


To purchase your ticket, kindly visit www.vip.my. For corporate sponsorship and bulk ticket purchases, kindly send an email to su.aishah@eriktalent.com.


#duriankingttdi #durianwithacause #givehope

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Durian Season At Inside Scoop - Presenting King Of All Waffles - Damansara Jaya


Durian season is here and especially the craze on the Musang King this season. We had the opportunity to taste; first hand this King Of All Waffles at Inside Scoop, Damansara Jaya branch tonight.


A special collaboration of 2 popular brand names namely Inside Scoop which is famed for its smooth creamy made from scratch ice cream and the Durian King TTDI for the supply of fragrant and top quality Durian; to create a unique one of its kind King Of All Waffles for us to savour in.


The Musang King Durian is paired with the Valrhona Chocolate ice-cream for a perfect combination as its ingredient does not overpower each of its' character. The Valrhona Chocolate flavour was chosen for its strong flavour as it exudes out a special taste when eaten with the aromatic and naturally sweet flavour of the creamy Musang King.


Served with a set of crispy Butter Milk Waffles; the light texture of the waffles was just right to absorb the ice cream which intertwined with the lustrous Yellow Durian flesh making each scoop a delight which has its' after taste still lingering; hours after that.


If you yearn for this special one of the kind waffles dessert, you better hurry to Inside Scoop as this King Of All Waffles is only available at selected Inside Scoop outlet and only available for 3 days starting from 22nd June 2016.


However, if you miss King Of All Waffles, don't despair as Inside Scoop has also its' very own Durian Ice Cream which we had a chance to taste it too. We find the taste and the creaminess of this flavour; up to mark as its Durian based was the D24 species which has a strong character by itself.

Sunday, 5 June 2016

Durian - King Of Fruit Season Is Here in Malaysia - Musang King and Black Thorn Durian Feast at Durian King TTDI Bukit Bintang


Durian - The King Of Fruit Season has finally arrived. For fans and diehard of Durian, you can start to indulge in Durians for the next 2 -3 months.


At Durian King Bukit Bintang and Durian King TTDI, the season starts off with the arrival of 2 of the most sought after Durian species which is the Musang King (from Raub) and also the Black Thorn (from Penang).



We had the first-hand opportunity to taste these 2 species of Durian; For the Black Thorn, this is the first time that I have tasted it. For fans of Musang King, the Black Thorn is one level up in terms of taste and texture; it has that is creamier texture and taste compares with Musang King.

Photo Courtesy of Durian King Facebook page
One of the distinctive difference is the colour of the Durian flesh, while the Musang King is bright yellow as the earlier photo; the top quality flesh of a Black Thorn is orange in colour. We were told that for Black Thorn; it will taste even better when it is kept one day after picking up the fruit which has just drop from the Durian fruit tree. By doing so; it will turn the Durian flesh to have that bright glowing orange colour as depicted by the above photo.


At Durian King; all the durian are transported fresh from the contracted farm in Penang and Raub on a daily basis. We were told that in Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya, you will not be able to get any Black Thorn Durian from any Durian store as they have contracted all of the farms that supply this Black Thorn.


To spot the difference between Black Thorn and other species is quite easy. You just look at the bottom of the Durian and in the middle, you will see a thorn jutting out and it will turn black when it is ripe; but it does fall off;



the other distinct feature is the shape of the Durian which resembles a Star Fruit like shape as shown in the photo.


For the Musang King, to identify; there is 2 distinct character; the first is the marking around the durian at the stem as shown above.


and at the bottom, there is a star like brown marking there.



Durian Musang King


At Durian King, they are also the first in Malaysia to serve Chill Durian at the shop; We quip; why sell chill Durians; the owner says that in the past he noticed that there are a number of customers that like to bring home the Durian to be consumed after chilling it; so he decided to invest in the chiller and put up the Durian in the chiller for customer to enjoy chilled Durian. You can still opt for the Non-chill version too.


Lastly; one of the most talked about dessert in town now is the Durian Cendol. At Durian King Bukit Bintang and Durian king TTDI, they are also jumping on this bandwagon to serve Durian Cendol too; but in this case, we had the Black Thorn Durian Cendol instead.


We were also given a short lesson on how to choose a nice Durian by the Durian King himself Mr Erik Ong; just for your info 

First test: You pick up a Durian; put it near your nose; take a deep sniff (breath) from the nose to smell it; if you can smell the durian aroma you pass the first test.

Second Test: Give it a shake; if you can feel that there is knocking; that means the Durian is good.


There you have it; So for Durian fans; get ready your stomach to feast on the King of Fruits - The Durian season is here.