Showing posts with label Pahang Food. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Pahang Food. Show all posts

Sunday, November 11, 2018

DurianBB University - Raub Pahang Durian Farm Education Tour By DurianBB Park

This Post is Strictly for Durian Fans only.


DurianBB University - Raub Pahang Durian Farm Education Tour

DurianBB Park (Jalan Imbi) has just launched the DurianBB University in Raub, Pahang (famous for its' Musang KingDurian). The DurianBB University is a fun and interactive way for you to learn everything you need to learn about the king of fruits - the Durian. And the best part is you get to taste all the Durians that you can eat freshly picked from the farm fresh.

Raub Pahang Durian Farm

For only RM280.00 per pax (minimum 4 pax), you get to go for this special Durian course which is conducted on-site at Raub DurianBB University to learn how to pick, identify the different species, select the best and open the durians and most important to eat all your favourite durian.

DurianBB Park Jalan Kamuning Imbi Kuala Lumpur

Our journey of the Durian discovery starts from DurianBB Park site at DurianBB Park which is located along Jalan Kamuning at 8.00am in the morning. 

DurianBB University - Raub Pahang Durian Farm

After travelling slightly more than 2 hours, we reached the DurianBB University campus which is located at Q234+G3 Jalan Sungai Chalit, Sungai Ruan, Raub, Pahang. The campus is a 10 acres durian farm and is planted with 4 species of Durians which is the famed Musang King, XO, Black Thorn and Tekka. There are more than 300 Durian trees in the campus with an average age of 30 years old tree.

DurianBB University - Professor Yee - Durian Expert

On arrival, you will be greeted by the DurianBB University Professor Yee and his team. After a short break, you will be brief on the setup of the farm and each participant will be handed a DurianBB booklet which details out all the things you need to know about Durians.



View our Fun Filled Video @ DurianBB University - Raub Pahang Durian Farm Education Tour By DurianBB Park

Musang King Durian Flowerette  At Raub Pahang

"Durian BB Park is pleased to bring you DurianBB University  which is a fun and hands-on way where you can learn to identify, select and eat all the Durians you can eat - Mr Paul Yee, Professor DurianBB University"


DurianBB University Lecture Hall Campus

Fellow students are then guided through the hands-on experience of the safety aspect including putting on the safety helmet while in the farm and the right way to carry the basket to pick the Durian as the first stage.

Durian Harvesting at Raub Pahang

After harvesting the Durian, you will be taught how to clean Durians using a plastic comb.

Learn How to Choose the Perfect Durian

Next, you will be taught on identifying the different type Durian from what you have picked from the farm. During this session, you will be briefed on the different character of each of the Durians from the look, the colour of the flesh, flavours and the most important the taste.

D24 Durian - Raub Pahang

During the course, you get to ask all the questions about Durians and have your query answered including how to choose the best Durians, the best time to eat Durian and more.

Learn How to Choose Open A Perfect Durian

You will also learn how to easily prick open the Durian during the course.

Musang King Durian - Raub Pahang

The next stage is the best stage when you will learn how to prick open the King of Fruit and you get to feast (eat all you can) on your harvest of Musang King Durian.

D24 Durian - Raub Pahang

and D24 Durian and whichever Durians that you have picked or in season at that point in time.

DurianBB University - Durian Expert

Finally, to wrap up the whole course, each participant will receive a DurianBB Expert certificate from DurianBB University, awarded by Professor Yee himself. For us, it was a special one-day experience to get to learn so much about Durians and got a satisfying Durian buffet right in the heart of the Durian Capital of Malaysia which is Raub, Pahang.

DurianBB University - First Batch Durian Expert

The one-day course at DurianBB University starts from 8am at a designated location in Kuala Lumpur and ends at 5pm at DurianBB Park, Kuala Lumpur.

Itinerary: 

08:00 Depart from Kuala Lumpur 
10:30 Arrival at DurianBB University 
11:00 Class Starts & Activities 
12:30 Enjoy A Glorious Durian Feast 
13:30 Photo Opportunity & Certificate Awarding Ceremony 
14:00 Depart for Kuala Lumpur 
17:00 Arrival at DurianBB Park 

Campus Location: DurianBB University, Raub, Pahang 
Languages: Mandarin, Cantonese, English 

Pick-Up Point: As Designated by DurianBB 
End Point: DurianBB Park, Jalan Imbi, Kuala Lumpur 
Transportation: Dependent on group size and condition 

Participation Fee: 

Adult: RM280 / pax 
Child (under 12 years old): RM180 / pax 
Children aged 3 and below who do not occupy a seat can enter DurianBB University for free, provided with adult supervision. 

The fee is inclusive of: 

1. DurianBB University Entrance Fee 
2. DurianBB University Course 
3. Durian Feast 
4. DurianBB University Textbook & Certificate 
5. Round-Trip Transportation 

How to Register? 

- Place your booking at www.DurianBBUniversity.com
- or at DurianBB Park for tickets (15, Jalan Kamuning, Off Jalan Imbi, 55100, Kuala Lumpur.) 
or call Durian BB Park Hotline at +603-2110 3475

Cancellation & Refund Policy 

As the refund payment is dependent on the cancellation notice period, here are the terms: 
- 4 or more days before date: Full Refund 
- 2 to 3 days before date: 50% Refund 
- Within 24 hours: No Refund

DurianBB Park Location Address Map

15, Jalan Kamuning, Off Jalan Imbi, 55100, Kuala Lumpur


DurianBB University Location Address Map

Q234+G3 Jalan Sungai Chalit, Sungai Ruan, Raub, Pahang

Wednesday, June 6, 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


Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Sungai Lembing Kuantan Pahang Food Trail - What To Eat in Sungai Lembing

Sungai Lembing Kuantan Pahang

There are 2 things that Sungai Lembing Kuantan Pahang is famous for; One is the picturesque village & mountain views and the second is the food that is served here. After more than 2 hours of driving, we finally reached Sungai Lembing after our breakfast stop at Bentong Town.

As we arrived a little later after our stop at Sungai Pandan waterfall, it was already 130pm. After parking our car, we decided to take a walk to the food court hoping to try our luck whether there is any food store that is still selling any food.

Sungai Lembing Kuantan Pahang Lembing Tea House

When we arrive, most of the hawkers at the Sungai Lembing Food Court are already in the midst of cleaning and packing for the day. We then decided to take a walk around town to see whether any other shops are still opened; we manage to find one which is a Coffeeshop next to Kwong See Association (Lembing Tea House) which sells duck egg noodles. It looks more like the pan mee, but here they served it with a braised pork belly and some meatballs.

Sungai Lembing Kuantan Pahang Lembing Tea House Duck Egg Noodle

The taste of the broth was very tasty; much like the taste of the Japanese Ramen pork broth. The small bowl that we had was RM7.00 and RM10.00 for a big bowl not that cheap considering we gotten only 2 pieces of Pork belly and 2 meatballs.

Sungai Lembing Kuantan Pahang Lembing Tea House Abacus

mind you, this shop owner uses a Chinese abacus to tally your bills.

Sungai Lembing Kuantan Pahang Lembing Tea House Egg Tea

We decided to order one bowl just to try it out; while waiting for the noodle to arrive, the shop also sells some tea leaves and also the herbal eggs (RM1.50), which we decided to try one of it as well. The taste of the eggs are on a much sweeter note and lack the herbal tea taste that we like.

Sungai Lembing Kuantan Pahang Suspension Bridge

After that; while walking around town, we met with some locals and chatted with them to find out what are our option for dinner. According to him, the most original shop that sells the famed tomato noodles is at the Restoran Hoover and ask us to check it out.

Sungai Lembing Kuantan Pahang Noodle Factory

We then checked into Pollock View Resort and decided to do some sightseeing (you can check it out at the link below). After that; we visited the noodle making factory over the other side of the river, this place also sells the famed Mountain Spring Water Tau Foo Fa, we decided to give it a try and it has quite a smooth silky texture.

Sungai Lembing Kuantan Pahang Restoran Hoover

After that, we decided to have an early dinner at Restoran Hoover as we didn't have much for lunch. 

Sungai Lembing Kuantan Pahang Restoran Hoover Wild Boar Satay

As we were walking over, a lady selling wild boar skewers were promoting her fare. We decided to order 5 sticks of the skewers and it tasted not too bad as wild boar meat tends to be firmer in texture.

Sungai Lembing Kuantan Pahang Restoran Hoover Thai Style Tilapia

Although it was just a little past 6, the restaurant is already fully occupied. After getting our table; we started to order some of their specialty dishes (recommended by the locals that we met earlier), we were told that they don't have anymore as it was reserved for some customer and for their next day customer. She mentioned, we should have booked our dishes earlier if we wanted those dishes. Anyway, we ordered whatever was available, and the first dish is the Thai Style Tilapia. The fish is fried to a deep crust and topped with some vinaigrette mango.

Sungai Lembing Kuantan Pahang Restoran Hoover Spring Onion Ginger Wild Boar

Followed by the Spring Onion Wild Boar Meat. We didn't like the taste of the dish, the texture of the meat was too tough and it didn't taste anything like what we expected.

Sungai Lembing Kuantan Pahang Restoran Hoover Minced Meat tau Foo

Next, is the Tau Foo with Minced meat. the dish is passable but the tau foo has once again scored better marks in Sungai Lembing.

Sungai Lembing Kuantan Pahang Restoran Hoover Tomato Noodle

Our final dish is the famed Sungai Lembing Tomato Noodle. The noodles are pre-fried much like the Cantonese style noodle and topped with a tomato based gravy. We are not so used to it, it was quite like a mild version of a spaghetti sauce that you either like it or not.

Sungai Lembing Kuantan Pahang Morning Sunrise View Bukit Panorama

After dinner, we headed back to the hotel for an earlier night out as tomorrow we need to get wake up at 5am to trek up the Bukit Panorama to watch the first light of the day.

Sungai Lembing Kuantan Pahang Lembing San Seng Noodle

After spending more that 1.5 hours at the hilltop, we decided to trek down and have our breakfast at the Sungai Lembing food court which serves the much touted Spring Mountain Water Tau Foo. We were told that there are 3 different shops selling the same Tau Foo; one of the shops was not open, so we explore the 2 other shop and decided to ask one of the local which shop they fancied. 

Sungai Lembing Kuantan Pahang Lembing San Seng Noodle Yong Tau Foo

According to the local, the other shop which is at the end of the food court is more popular with the tourist as they were featured in an Astro program but we decided to stick to the locals which the owner said that it is now in the 3rd generation-spanning more than 80 years history.

Sungai Lembing Kuantan Pahang Lembing San Seng Noodle Mountain Spring Water Yong Tau Foo

For Tau Foo fans, you will like the soft silky smooth texture of this Spring Mountain Water Tau Foo (RM0.80) per pcs.

Sungai Lembing Kuantan Pahang Lembing San Seng Noodle Curry  Yong Tau Foo

We were surprised by the generous portion of fish paste in each of the "liew"  which is the ladies fingers and green chilies (RM0.70 per pcs), here we have it in the curry soup. you can choose either the clear soup or the curry.

Sungai Lembing Kuantan Pahang Lembing San Seng Noodle beef Brisket Ngau Lam Mee

Another dish that must be tried from this store is the Beef Brisket Noodle Ngau Lam Mee (RM5.00). Fragrant and braised to a soft firm texture. Loves the taste and texture of this Ngau Lam.

Sungai Lembing Kuantan Pahang Honey Lime

There is one more speciality item from Sungai Lembing which is the Honey Lime Drink (RM14.00) which you can purchase to be made at home. This is the cheapest price that you can get from Sungai Lembing. He sells the Eggs Chee Cheong Fun too but we were a little too late; he sold off before 9.30am.

After our satisfying breakfast meals, we check out and left Sungai Lembing Kuantan Pahang to continue our journey to Kuantan. More on this in our other post below.

Link to our Sungai Lembing Kuantan Pahang Food trail and holiday


Restoran Hoover Sungai Lembing Address and Location



Sungai Lembing Food Court (Hawker Centre) Address and Location


Sungai Lembing Bukit Panorama