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It’s durian season: deliveries of Mao Shan Wang, Black Thorn and more of your favourite fruit

The world might have ground to a halt - but nature carries on, including the annual durian season. Here’s how to get it delivered.

It’s that time of the year again – durian season is upon us, and while we may be stuck at home, it doesn’t mean that we can’t get our fair share of the king of fruit – especially since everyone, including durian wholesalers, have hopped onto the delivery and takeaway train.

That being said, this isn’t something you’d typically want to take away: that heady, pungent aroma that causes the thorny fruit to be so revered by aficionados also happens to stick to car seats and trunks. This isn’t normally a problem, as you’d simply have to trawl the streets of Geylang looking for a spot as you steer past shop fronts stacked high with durian during peak season, before eventually finding a spot, pulling up one of those old school red plastic chairs and tucking in. Dining in nowadays, however, isn’t an option, which is where delivery comes in.

However, if you’re a stickler for picking your own fruit (and why not, especially when you’re paying a premium in dollars and calories), some of these establishments are allowing for self-collection, which would give you a chance to inspect the goods.

All said, enjoying durian in the comfort of your own home does have some benefits – not the least, running water and napkins. Just remember not to pair it with too much alcohol, as durians do inhibit the production of a key enzyme that our livers need to process the stuff. These are our pick of durian deliveries and takeaways for durian season 2020, so order away and tuck in with impunity.

  • Durian delivery Ah Seng Durian


    Ah Seng Durian

    Ah Seng Durian has been around since 1988, and is one of Singapore’s older and well-known local retailers of the yellow fruit. They’ve got an extensive catalogue of durians, along with handy tasting notes if you’d like to get to know more about what you’re going to order (or show off how much you know about durians). Having moved from a makeshift stall outside his parents’ provision shop to where he is today, the eponym understands durians and the market for the product intimately. The establishment posts updates on their Instagram daily for stock availability, and delivery or takeaway are both possible.

    Order here or call 9465-6160.

    Image from Ah Seng Durian.

 

Featured image from Ah Seng Durian.

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