When I took my first bite of this taste bomb, I was stunned by the awesome taste experience. When my teeth cut through the crispy crust, it sunk into the warm top grade D24 durian flesh and released a puff of steam trapped by the crust. This hot steam carried the robust durian aroma making the fried durian taste even better than the natural fruit. I found myself unconsciously taking a deep breath and uttering softly “wow” “oh my god” to myself.
It was not like I was hungry. Indeed I was feeling rather stuffed after a heavy lunch. I just decided to try out the famous Wah Cai fried durian fritter as I was in the TUTA area.
Wah Cai did something to the durian that made it taste even better than the natural fruit.
The warm durian flesh shielded from the boiling hot oil by a quite thick layer of batter retained its creamy texture and all its natural flavours plus some more. The hard, crackly crust encased the flavour under pressure like a bottle keeping in the fizz in the champagne. The aroma bursts into your nose and mouth when your teeth breaks open the perfume seal. The taste buds are treated to a warm, creamy, lava like durian that tastes bitter and sweet. (Actually, more sweet than bitter.)
You have to try it and eat it as soon as possible after it leaves the frying wok to know what I am trying to say.
Each of these taste bombs cost RM2.50.
Wah Cai offers other fried goodies like their signature fried nian kaw and banana puffs, which I cover in other posts.
I am so excited by Wah Cai’s fried durian fritter that I gladly share it with as many people as possible.
Simply an outstanding street side gastronomic experience not to be missed ☻
Restaurant name: Restoran Wah Cai
Address: 86, Jalan Pahlawan 2,
Taman Ungku Tun Aminah (TUTA), Skudai, 81300 Johor Baru
Not Certified Halal
10 Jan 2012, 1 Feb 2012, 25 Dec 2012