Saturday, 14 September 2013

Fried Durian Puffs in Johor Bahru



Fresh durians are available only when they are in season. So, in between durian seasons what are durian lovers to do? Fortunately for people in JB, there is a delicious alternative - the freshly fried durian puff.


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Mind you, the fried durian is no poorer cousin - no poor substitute when the lead actor is not around. Fried durian is actually an excellent way to savour the King of Fruits, in it's own right.

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The most famous fried durian puff in JB is Wah Cai in Taman Ungku Tun Aminah as it has caught the attention of Malaysian and also Singaporean traditional media such as TV, newspapers and magazines.

Besides selling his fried durian puffs at the stall, Wah Cai now also supplies his famous fried durian to Singapore food courts.

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Wah Cai Fried Durian Puff  RM2.50 each

Wah Cai's creamy and flavourful durian is encased in a relatively thick and very crispy crust. It's almost like a large durian perfume capsule. Break the seal and the gush of warm durian perfume rushes up your nose. That's a kind of instant heaven for durian lovers or instant relief for durian cravings.

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MR Seow's humble stall at Tai Son 大顺 kopitiam in Taman Sri Tebrau is well known among people in the local neighbourhood. However, unlike Wah Cai, MR Seow's stall is a little under the radar, media wise.

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MR. Seow's tiny stall, known as CSS, is on the five foot way outside Tai Son kopitiam in Taman Sri Tebrau.



The friendly MR. Seow has been frying and selling fried goodies for over 10 years.

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MR. Seow sells a variety of freshly fried goodies at reasonable prices. (He is particularly proud of his Nyonya chicken curry puffs.)

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CSS Fried Durian RM1.80 each
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MR. Seow's fried durian is encased in a lighter and thinner crispy crust than Wah Cai's. The taste, flavour and aroma of the hot durian flesh is similar to Wah Cai's. I highly recommend MR. Seow's fried durian.

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Restaurant name: Restoran Wah Cai
Address: 86, Jalan Pahlawan 2, Taman Ungku Tun Aminah (TUTA), Skudai
Map: http://g.co/maps/bsgg6
GPS:  1.522640,103.664664
Hours: Daily 7:00am to 4:30pm
No pork, no lard, no Halal cert

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Restaurant name: CSS fried goodies stall (five foot way outside Tai Son 大顺 kopitiam)
Address: Junction of Jalan Badik 1 and Jalan Badik, Taman Sri Tebrau, Johor Bahru
Map: http://goo.gl/maps/oNafD
GPS: 1.486233,103.768782

Hours: 5:00am to 12:00pm
No pork, no lard, no Halal cert

Date visited: 3 Sep 2013

8 comments:

  1. Yes, absolutely love the durian fritter. Tried it on Tuesday...

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  2. Comparing both which is do you prefer?

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    1. I am more familiar with Wah Cai. I have tried MR. Seow's only once but I like it a lot. I need to try MR. Seow's a couple more times for consistency before making up my mind on which I prefer. MR. Seow's is certainly more accessible for people coming from Singapore.

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  3. Hi Tony,

    Just tried Mr Seow's fried durian fritter yesterday and I must say they are absolutely awesome. Besides, Mr Seow is very polite. Will definitely return for his durian puff. Thank you for recommending!

    Nic.

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  4. is it contains any wine? is it safe for Muslims to try it?

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    1. I don't think there is wine in the durian puffs.

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  5. Tried the Tm Sri Tebrau this morning. Too bad no cempedak. Had the CNY cake, pisang and durian. All good. Worth it.

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