Photo credit of feature photo above: 8 Durian’s Facebook
It’s durian season! Tell me, are you a durian connoisseur or a durian newbie like me? :) I’ve shared plenty of city stories from Hong Kong and Singapore on this blog over the years, but here’s a new Singapore city story that must be included: trying the famed and ever popular Mao Shan Wang durian!
This is actually my first time trying MSW durians! I know, I know. I mean, they’re expensive and I don’t know how to pick them, so I just let it be, since I love all kinds of other fruits anyway, you know?
The team behind 8 Crabs, which specializes in delivered crab dishes (see my post here!) kindly reached out to me again to try out their other brand 8 Durian, which specializes in mao shan wang durian delivery! After noting that they offer a selection of premium durians, I knew had to try some. ;)
The 8 Durian website offers a small selection of fresh and frozen durians, all grown in their own plantations in Pahang, Malaysia. They are plucked, delivered to Singapore, and delivered de-husked. If you’re interested, you can read more about their process here.
I ordered three durians, two ‘AAA Grade’ premium MSW durians and one Penang red prawn durian. I wanted to try the premium black gold one too, but after checking the website for a few days, it was always sold out, so maybe next time!
My durians arrived in three labelled plastic takeaway boxes and all were contained inside a sealed plastic bag. For a newbie like me, it’s so convenient getting delivery, because I don’t have to deal with transporting the durians back home or getting ripped off by certain sellers (I’ve heard the stories haha!).
The ‘AAA’ Grade MSW durians were very fresh, creamy and sweet with the slightest hint of a bitter aftertaste, which is how I personally prefer durians. My family said it’s the best durian they’ve tried, so that’s a win!
The Penang red prawn was also creamy and very fresh, with a stronger flavour and more bitterness. Personally speaking, I preferred the MSW ones, but I was happy with the quality and freshness of both.
I shopped and ordered directly on the 8 Durians website, it’s easy to navigate and made for a good shopping experience. They include the number of stock available for each durian, which is a great feature to have.
The site is constantly updated, so there are announcements on the home page sharing when their next arrival of durians is coming in. One thing to note is that the durians on their site sells really quickly, so I checked frequently for updates to order the ones I wanted.
On the date of arrival, my delivery arrived punctually within the selected time slot. (FYI: Delivery is free for orders above $100.)
Do check out 8 Durians at the links below for your craving during this durian season!
Note: The durians were a gift from 8 Durian. This is not a paid post and all opinions shared are my own.
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