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Sentinel
13-06-2009, 12:41 PM
Yippee, since school holidays for Malaysia & Singapore ends tomorrow, there will be less people on Penang island. There will be less cars too so no congestion. The island would probably float another inch higher since the load is less....

And the prices of Ang Hay, Tek Khar, Musang and Or Lor will drop by this afternoon, that is for sure.

So we locals can enjoy the best durians at our local prices, not at the crazy level in the last 2 weeks.

Singaporean visitors buying RM90 for a Musang loudly exclaimed cheap... we are going to eat it at RM30 each brader....

silver_bird
13-06-2009, 12:50 PM
A durian stall @ USJ 4 (opposite Apollo Restaurant) @ RM9-00 / KG
Pau Ang, Pau Tee, Pau Ciak & Pau Pang P'hui Ch'ow Ch'ow .....

Mrs A Tham
13-06-2009, 03:03 PM
A durian stall @ USJ 4 (opposite Apollo Restaurant) @ RM9-00 / KG
Pau Ang, Pau Tee, Pau Ciak & Pau Pang P'hui Ch'ow Ch'ow .....

Did you try? How was the taste? RM9/kg you mention is for what kind?
My hubby's fav is Musang. (thick, dry but creamy & bittersweet, and seeds are really small mostly size of a thumb. Anyone knows how much is a kg of Musang now? The last time was like RM20-22.

silver_bird
13-06-2009, 03:09 PM
Indon lady seller was not able to verify the grade.
Thick yellow flesh, average-size seed, taste sweet and slightly bitter.
Try it yourself and I'm ready to face firing squad if you're not satisfied.
Value for money, indeed.

nyem
13-06-2009, 04:35 PM
Did you try? How was the taste? RM9/kg you mention is for what kind?
My hubby's fav is Musang. (thick, dry but creamy & bittersweet, and seeds are really small mostly size of a thumb. Anyone knows how much is a kg of Musang now? The last time was like RM20-22.RM23 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/71284893@N00/3616480443/in/set-72157619599382596/) at durianSS2 (http://www.durianss2.com/about_files/Map.gif).

Sentinel
13-06-2009, 06:10 PM
Did you try? How was the taste? RM9/kg you mention is for what kind?
My hubby's fav is Musang. (thick, dry but creamy & bittersweet, and seeds are really small mostly size of a thumb. Anyone knows how much is a kg of Musang now? The last time was like RM20-22.It is RM20 per kg anywhere in Penang by RM14 per kg at the dusun in Balik Pulau. Cannot go last 2 weeks because of school holidays... full of KL-registered MPVs... mostly Estimas!

VeeJay
14-06-2009, 08:57 PM
It is RM20 per kg anywhere in Penang by RM14 per kg at the dusun in Balik Pulau. Cannot go last 2 weeks because of school holidays... full of KL-registered MPVs... mostly Estimas!

Wow...you sure...Rm 20/kg?! Wouldnt that make a durian cost about RM 40-45?!

silver_bird
14-06-2009, 08:59 PM
Just got back from USJ 4 durian stall.
Musang 1kg = RM30 plus.
Origin from Balik Pulau, PG

Consider for 1 durian, we can get 3 chicken, wow !!!

Sentinel
14-06-2009, 10:10 PM
Wow...you sure...Rm 20/kg?! Wouldnt that make a durian cost about RM 40-45?!Average about RM60 per fruit VeeJay. If there are 6 fruits inside, you need to eat slowly and enjoy the maximum coz each seed is RM10...

Is it worth it... you bet!

in
15-06-2009, 03:34 PM
Just came back last week from Penang. A friend gave a contact of a guy who has an orchard in Balik Pulau. He charges Rm12 per head, all you can eat. It was well worth it!

Of course, we may not get the super premium Ang hay type durians but it was good nevertheless. Each durian he opened was of a different name and taste. I can't remember their names though. The most unusual one was a durian that had a slight fermented taste, very soft and creamy and left a slight tingly feeling on your tongue. Another one was very smooth and rich, tasted like peanut butter.

He also treated us to papayas, pineapples, cempedak and a whole bagful of mangosteen. If the rambutans on the trees were ripe, we would have had that too!

The dusun itself was lovely. There was a small river/stream running through with clean, clear, cold water. It had fishes that nibbled on your feet! Because we showed an interest besides eating the durian, he showed us around the dusun, explaining things along the way. As an extra, he gave us some fresh nutmeg fruit and told us how to make juice and preserve, a few stalks of bunga kantan and limau.

It was a great afternoon spent in Balik Pulau.

QuietStorm
15-06-2009, 07:06 PM
It was a great afternoon spent in Balik Pulau.Any pictures to show us? :D

layman
15-06-2009, 07:19 PM
hello in
i m interested in visiting the orchard in BP that u mentioned
is it possible for you to pm me the address or telephone no.

thanks

Sentinel
15-06-2009, 07:23 PM
Of course, we may not get the super premium Ang hay type durians but it was good nevertheless.
Ang Hay is not the superpremium. It is going at RM12-14 per kg. Musang is at RM20 per kg (RM30 in KL)... which do you think is the super premium?

Sentinel
15-06-2009, 07:43 PM
I drove pass Balik Pulau at 4pm today but made a U-turn again to return to my friend's durian farm. At the gate, I tried to drive off but couldn't overcome the 'gian'...

Had just 1 big Musang (3.5kg) and looks like beside the burping, have to sign off now and go to the gym... no dinner tonight!

USJ27Resident
16-06-2009, 12:00 AM
Musang is at RM20 per kg (RM30 in KL)... ?

but the fella that sells the Musang variant in USJ14 - sells 'em at RM24 per kg... RM30 would be a rip off man... !! :(

tupai
16-06-2009, 12:54 AM
udang merah is rm8.00/kg in chowkit. :D

Yang Beli angheh dichowkit latotupai :p

silver_bird
16-06-2009, 01:02 AM
Giant selling 2 chicken for RM 10-00

HTCHONG
16-06-2009, 10:26 AM
Yippee, since school holidays for Malaysia & Singapore ends tomorrow....

Hi Sentinel, school holiday for Singapore ends on 28 Jun.

Sentinel
16-06-2009, 11:43 AM
Hi Sentinel, school holiday for Singapore ends on 28 Jun.No wonder still a bunch of Honda Odysseys with "S" plate still cruising up and down Batu Ferringhi...

Strange lah, Singaporeans like the 2.4 Odysseys and our local Malays like the Estimas...

twohands
16-06-2009, 12:16 PM
but the fella that sells the Musang variant in USJ14 - sells 'em at RM24 per kg... RM30 would be a rip off man... !! :(

whereabout in USJ 14 is this please?

Sentinel
22-06-2009, 11:56 PM
This is the Musang King Variety. It is normally 1 or the most 2 seeds per chamber. Flesh is, as you can see yourself, deep yellow and very sticky. Taste is bitter sweet and has a very strong aroma (some call it smell?). The seeds are flat small ones so you get a lot of flesh...

http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee122/GreenBug19/MusangKing.jpg

Active Koala
23-06-2009, 01:00 AM
[SIZE=4][FONT=Arial Narrow]This is the Musang King Variety. It is normally 1 or the most 2 seeds per chamber. Flesh is, as you can see yourself, deep yellow and very sticky. Taste is bitter sweet and has a very strong aroma (some call it smell?). The seeds are flat small ones so you get a lot of flesh...

so yummy!!! :p :p :-D---

gtl
23-06-2009, 10:46 AM
senti, the photo you took is a killer. makes my mouth water. i be back in subang this weekend, pls tell me where is the best place to get my durian fixes?? please........

Sentinel
15-07-2009, 04:48 PM
Season ending soon, maybe in another 2 weeks. Hmmm... till the next season. Burp!

I found out a new variety named Lin Fong Chia, which is the name of actor Jackie Chan's wife. Its a very bitter fruit and very whitish in colour and very thick sticky flesh. I am not sure why they called it Lin Fong Chia since she is so sweet... must find out. I quite like it, something different from usual ang hay and musang king and what have you!

Active Koala
15-07-2009, 05:33 PM
Season ending soon, maybe in another 2 weeks. Hmmm... till the next season. Burp!

I found out a new variety named Lin Fong Chia, which is the name of actor Jackie Chan's wife. Its a very bitter fruit and very whitish in colour and very thick sticky flesh. I am not sure why they called it Lin Fong Chia since she is so sweet... must find out. I quite like it, something different from usual ang hay and musang king and what have you!

Lin Fong Chia.....this variety is really nice!! I think so far only available in Penang. My mom tried it about one & half years ago, and since then she has always been asking for this every durian season. I tried it this season and have to agree that it is really a great star like Lin Fong Chia :D

PJS
16-07-2009, 07:36 AM
udang merah/Ang Hay sold in most parts of KL for less than RM14/kg do not come from Balik Pulau. They taste different, looks a bit different, flesh is not so reddish, and they came from Pahang or Johor orchards.

I miss those Musang and Ang Hay in Penang. Want to go home this weekend...more for the durians, oh, and go see Mom too , hehehe. But too busy, I don't think I can go lar... :(

Can someone tapau for me from Penang? :D

fRaNkY
16-07-2009, 08:25 AM
Tapau from penang... you must be kidding... car stinks for at least 2 weeks....

Did that once.... tapau from pagoh johor to kulai johor :D

If fresh durian smell 2 weeks fine....

Heard during Emergency time... CPM force villager to collect durian for their food.

HTCHONG
16-07-2009, 11:38 AM
This is off thread. Talking about tapau, it reminded me of my ex-colleague who used to tapau Penang Fried Kway Teow whenever he returned from business trip to Penang. It wasnít taste as good when it reached Singapore. Penang Fried Kway Teow is one for sure we canít get in Singapore (not that I know so far). :)

Sentinel
16-07-2009, 02:16 PM
This is off thread. Talking about tapau, it reminded me of my ex-colleague who used to tapau Penang Fried Kway Teow whenever he returned from business trip to Penang. It wasnít taste as good when it reached Singapore. Penang Fried Kway Teow is one for sure we canít get in Singapore (not that I know so far). :)Some new MPVs and SUVs has a plug at the back and one can get a food warmer or ice cooler as an accesory, keeps the food warm all the way (or cold if you use cooler).