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The Whole Black Thorn Durian

GEORGE TOWN: A durian shop at Jalan Macalister, which went viral on social media for selling three durians for almost RM1,000 (RM937), was slapped with a RM2,000 compound for displaying confusing price tags which were not written in Bahasa Malaysia. Named in some regions as the "king of fruits", 5 the durian is distinctive for its large size, strong odour , and thorn -covered rind The fruit can grow as large as 30 centimetres (12 in) long and 15 centimetres (6 in) in diameter, and it typically weighs one to three kilograms (2 to 7 lb).
Some of Chong's prized trees died off completely, exhausted from excessive flowering and then aborted fruiting. However, it tasted sweet and fruity, with almost an artificial strawberry ice cream flavor. Malaysia famous king of fruits durian black thorn on grey background.

Tempoyak can be eaten either cooked or uncooked, is normally eaten with rice, and can also be used for making curry Sambal Tempoyak is a Sumatran dish made from the fermented durian fruit, coconut milk, and a collection of spicy ingredients known as sambal In Palembang, Pangasius catfish can be either cooked as tempoyak ikan patin (fish in tempoyak curry) or as brengkes (pepes) tempoyak, which is a steamed fermented durian paste in banana leaf container.
According to this second-generation owner of the family-run business based in Penang, the recent bout of publicity this particular variety has received, in China, especially”, has tempted unscrupulous sellers to market cheaper varieties like D24 with hiked-up prices under the guise of Black Thorn.

On my visit, these included a Lipan (known as Centipede, too) from a 60-year-old tree, florally perfumed and fondant-silky; a gourd-shaped Hor Lor, an iconic Penang variety, with cacao and muscovado notes and an umami back-taste; and an Ang Hae (red prawn), redolent of chardonnay and cantaloupe.
Mr. Leow himself had warned me that Black Thorn is a durian that varies a lot in flavor depending on the age of the tree. The flesh of the Black Thorn is reddish-yellow, deepening to flaming orange as the tree ages. The banner advertising the Black Thorn durian says that it won some kind of award in 2012, which is probably their justification for the high price.
Our award winning Black Thorn (D200) durian is famous for its buttery texture characteristics. The Tawa is a oblong shaped durian with flesh that is pale yellow, less creamy and more watery and very pungent. Durian trader Tan Chee Keat said the A-list Musang King would not cost a bomb but would be more affordable now.

We indulged in Chilled Black Thorn, Musang King and XO ~ Super delicious King Of the Durians together with my family and fellow foodies bloggers that night. The Black Thorn (background) and Musang King (foreground) at the durian stall in SS2. This particular durian cultivar originates from Penang and another interesting quality that distinguishes it besides the flat bottom is the presence of a longkang (drain) like Teka durians , except this looks more…er, anatomical in nature.
I was quite impressed with the graphics, -nicely done- explaining the various states in peninsular Malaysia and where durians are grown (yes, virtually all have durian). Transported fresh daily from Raub, Pahang, you can be sure your dose of durians at Durian Kings are the finest there is.

Besides unlimited portions of the Mao Shan Wang and D24 Sultan durian, diners also get to try unique house-made desserts like the smooth and creamy durian mousse and cream puff. Almost all the fruits are now reserved by those who have tasted the fruits in Malaysia, Singapore, or Thailand.
Through their thorough inspection of its shape, husk and thorns of the durian fruit to ensure that it reaches the precise grade to be graded into the Black Thorn Premium category. Black Thorn really is a lot like Red Prawn in the most important way: when the tree is young, the both fruits are really sweet, which is just fine if strawberry and cream lozenges are your thing.

Most of the Mao Shan Wang that you see are good sized fruits which have been pre-selected. With Mao Shan Wang, durian farmers started to earn a profit,” he said. The photo in the article is almost identical to the image in the misleading post, but it shows the durians with green outer shells, not black.

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