Saturday, August 1, 2009

300 km for Durians

2 weekends ago, seized by a sudden fit of (madness? hunger? craving?) we decided to drive all the way up to Segamat, to eat "freshly dropped" durians at a durian plantation. And we don't even like durians all that much - it just seemed like a exciting road trip for the day.

So all the way it was to Kampong Teratai (GPS coordinates N0222447 E10241027, hp 0197082800), a 300 km drive one way, just for durians! The plantation had run out of the "branded" Mao Shan Wang durians by the time we got there around 4pm, so we ate Red Prawn durians instead. I am not really a durian connoisseur but the durians opened were all fairly good, creamy and fragrant, with even one or two having the bitter alcohol taste that I like. It was also good fun admiring the baby durians on the trees - these would take 2 or 3 more months to mature and ripen. A cheap and fun day trip - our durians cost only less than SGD10 (but then the owner gave us a huge discount).

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