gorgeous Mau Sang Wong aka Kunyit aka Musang
There's no denying the King is back! Just sniff the air and you can find the fruit, all of us have a love/hate relationship with. My friend S is currently entertaining her friend A from Sydney and high on her priority list was indulging in some creamy pungent tasting durian. Best place we reckon to satisfy her cravings was in SS2 where overnight, stalls have sprouted up offering various deals on durian, since it is that season of abundance.
1. nice or not??, 2. be careful, it pricks, 3. one way to get rid of smelly fingers - use a metal spoon to eat your durian, 4. weighting the durians
There's a few stalls to choose from (including those that claim you can eat as much as you can for RM10) but we decide on the one which has been around the longest - durianss2. They even have a website with all the different varieties even though it has not been updated for quite some time. Here you select the variety you want and they'll weight it and charge you. Unlike the other stalls, this one seems to be the only one with hanging plants decorating their makeshift tents.
1. half eaten delight, 2. quick, pick one, 3. how to get rid of the smell - wash fingers with water cascading over the durian,4.the busy busy stall
The rules here are simple, just sit down and enjoy your durian. You can ask them to select the different varieties and sit on the plastic tables. Tissue and even water is provided. If you prefer, you can even order coconut water (meant to cool you down since durian is heaty). Sadly they didn't have any Tracka varieties (which my friend wanted) but we had excellent Musang King or Mau Sang Wong that was creamy, thick and fragrant. It is also known as kunyit since it is bright yellow like saffron. Other varieties we had were udang merah (red prawn in Malay) and D96.
While eating the creamy durian flesh is full of pleasure, one problem is the stinky fingers when the smell lingers on and on. One way to get rid of the smell (and nope, it ain't using a spoon to eat your durian! Sacrilege as the best part is feeling the creamy soft texture while you slowly lap it up) is to use the durian after you have eaten it to wash your fingers. Believe me, it works so give it a try! Better go and indulge in some creamy goodness before the season is over. More pictures are in the Flickr set.
Durian SS2 Stall
Near the police station and behind the BHP petrol station
SS2, Petaling Jaya
(Pork free. For more details on what he serves, see his website.)
*Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here is entirely based on my personal tastebuds and may vary for others. This review is time sensitive; changes may occur to the place later on that can affect this opinion. The reviewer also declares that she has not received any monetary or non-monetary compensation from this place for writing the review.
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