It’s durian season once again and I’ve recently tried 2 yummy variants of desserts/snacks using this fruit we love-to-hate and hate-to-love.
One of which is the legendary Goodwood Park Hotel Durian Mousse Cake, and mmmm, it is YUMMMMY!
I tried it two ways – slightly frozen and completely defrosted (it came frozen and you have to freeze it in order to keep it fresh for 3 days). Strangely enough, I actually like it when it’s slightly frozen still – the durian is icy cold and slightly chewy, and the flavour is nice and tangy. When it’s thawed, it’s smooth and soft, with melt-in-your-mouth durian mousse – the way it’s meant to be eaten.
Either way, YUMMY. For durian fans, it’s like preaching to the converted.
At almost $8 a slice and almost $50 a cake, it is a little on the pricey side, but it’s definitely worth a try.
And another fine specimen of a durian snack I had the other day was the Durian Fritters from, strangely enough, Xin Fu Yum Cha, a dim sum restaurant. It’s situated in International Building, next to Lido. It’s a bit like goreng pisang, the durian version. Except that these fritters come with durian paste that is soft and savoury, wrapped in an extremely crisp outer shell which complements the paste, which together, assault the tongue with a medley of sensations and texture.
Goodwood Park Hotel
The Deli 9am-9pm
Tel: 6730 1786
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Xin Fu Yum Cha
360 Orchard Road
#02-01 International Building
Tel: 6262 1717