Thursday, May 05, 2016
The king of kings or so they say at Lian Hua Chun Fruit at Balestier
We were looking forward to a durian fix at Combat Durian and realized that their stall was not open. So this was an opportunity to check out a neighbouring stall a couple of minutes walk away (279 Balestier Road) by the junction. The seller told us it was wang zhong wang (皇中皇) but the bouquet didn't feel as full bodied, that almost alcoholic bittersweet creamy richness wasn't quite there and the seeds weren't as small as they had claimed. The smell that was left on my fingers was a little off too.
All in all, it wasn't worth the $56 that they had charged. Maybe it's psychological, but now that I think of it, those guys did behave a little weaselly. You know what they say about being bitten once so I think I'll stick to buying from Combat Durian which by the way isn't going to be opened till the middle of the year. Heads up folks.