Saturday, 6 August 2016

Durian Hunting in Johor Bahru Malaysia JK1702

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Everyone is hunting Pokemon today but I went looking for durians in JB 😂

☞ I am checking out randomly the durian stalls I stumble upon during this season and reporting exactly what happened at each stall so readers know what to expect. I am no durian expert 😄

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Keng Yong Trading
Address: Along Jalan Bakawali 82 (near junction with Bakawali 84 and Surau Al Ikhlas), Taman Johor Jaya, Johor Bahru 
GPS: 1.537190, 103.798650 / 1°32'13.9"N 103°47'55.1"E

👉 Small temporary road side stall. A few tables and chairs set up along the road without shelter. Water for hand washing available. Complimentary water in cups.

🚙 Limited street side parking. Most of the customers just walked over from the terrace houses nearby.

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Mao Shan Wang at RM43 per kilo. This durian costs RM106.

(Customers get to buy a second Mao Shan Wang - a smaller one - at RM18 per kilo. It's gimmicky and is for attracting customers to the stall. More about the "purchase with purchase" later.)

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The Pikachu coloured Mao Shan Wang flesh was fresh and slightly dry. It becomes creamy when we chew it in the month. Sweet bitter, mostly sweet with traces of bitterness only.

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All the seeds from the same fruit - some big and round, some flatter.

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Our second (purchase with purchase) Mao Shan Wang at RM18 per kilo - this durian costed us RM22. Each customer is allowed one PWP and a small size one only. We decided to tabao 打包 instead of eating the durian at the stall.

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We actually like the second smaller MSW better (although the stall holder said this was lower grade). The fresh flesh had the right moistness and creaminess. It's bitter and sweet with more bitterness, which we prefer.

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Most of the seeds were quite flat and some were very small woh.

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How not to be sold a fake Musang King / Mao San Wang

Date: 6 Aug 2016

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4 comments:

  1. Tony, do they sell other cultivars besides MSW? Thx
    Joe

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    1. Hi Joe, choices seemed limited today. The rest are kampung durians.

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  2. The price of the MSW seems almost the same as Singapore. Thought it would be cheaper in Malaysia.

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    1. My gut feel also tells me that getting good and less expensive durians may be easier in Singapore. But, I am not sure why. Would be interesting to find out.

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