Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Balik Pulau Durians!

Over the weekend, I had the chance to go to Balik Pulau for some durians! A friend knows the owner of a durian orchard, and so organized for us to go eat unlimited amounts of durian, all for only RM12!! Although I've loved durians for as long as I can remember (I used to eat durian rice when I was a kid - pour some water on the rice to make it slightly wet, add in a bit of salt and eat it with durian....yummy!!) I hardly ever went to Balik Pulau to eat their famous durians for the very reason that it was too far and my parents didn't want to take us. But now....muahaha...durian revenge!

Balik Pulau is not really that far (especially if you've got great company), and don't be thwarted by the narrow, uneven roads into the orchards...because in there you will find... durians galore!

and all 'branded' one some more!

Once we got to Uncle John's orchard, we wasted no time...he opened durian after durian for us, each time telling us the 'species' of the durian. I for one, have no idea how to differentiate them... I only know what I like - durians that have 'oomph', don't taste too bitter and have texture that is thick and creamy!
Uncle John doing his thing...

'Green Skin' durian

'D24'

'D11'

'D2'

A very cute and small D2, but very 'meaty' indeed!

I have no idea how many durians I had... I just knew that each one was as good as the next but if I had to choose, I would say I loved the D2 and D24 the best. About an hour later, I couldn't eat anymore because it was just so rich! Uncle John also served us pineapples which I thought were a nice contrast to the rich durians.

After complaining and whining that we were all so full, someone suggested we go for Balik Pulau laksa.... and immediately everyone said yes! So much for being soooooo full!!
Coming up in the next entry... balik pulau laksa....stay tuned!

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3 Comments:

At 10:29 PM, Blogger pikey said...

waaaah memang meaty la... yummy~~~

 
At 9:35 AM, Blogger Borg said...

OMG.......where is this place?. Exactly?. I was there visiting my girlfriend and we were scouting around...found the selection to be too small.

 
At 10:16 AM, Blogger lingzie said...

pikey....meaty leh?? heehee...

borg - its off the main road and quite difficult to find if you are not familiar with the area. But its away from the market area, straight down after the famous laksa stall at the market. There is a little sign board of an indian temple on the left and you turn in there. If you're really interested to go, drop me an email and I'll pass you Uncle John's number.

 

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