Monday, June 15, 2009

Lost and Found: Four Seasons Durians

Last year, during durian season (around June to August), this place located strategically along Still Road, in full sight of the cars (and hungry passengers inside) zipping along, was doing a roaring business and was even featured in the Sunday Times. We had bought durians there a number of times and liked the place - good quality durians at very reasonable prices, they don't try to cheat you. Then, boom, in December, Four Seasons Durians suddenly disappeared.

Nobody quite knew what had happened. A couple of months later, the shop re-opened selling durians, but it was not Four Seasons! Durians were not of good quality and we felt that the prices were being raised, so walked out without getting anything.

Fastforward to June 09. Had family dinner at Fei Fei Wanton Mee. Mother's sharp eyes caught a bright sign that said "Four Seasons Durians Cafe" even before we parked the car properly. Yes it was! Magically revived, deeper in Joo Chiat Place (at the junction of Joo Chiat Place and Tembling Lane), and still with the same great durians. Family immediately dug in, durians were great tasting, creamy and fragrant. The mystery of why they had closed the original shop was also solved - they got summoned / fined as the government did not allow them to use the space facing the main Still Road for displaying durians. However, I think their new location is easier for customers as there's ample parking in the vicinity, provided that they can find their way there in the first place!

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