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    Has anybody seen or tasted these "red durians" before? I received this photo in my e-mail from a friend claiming these durians are from Pahang
    and when I posted this picture on Facebook, friends claim these are Sarawak durians... dry but swwet yet very thin flesh with relatively big seeds.
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    It is Sabah durian. Never tried before. My Sabahan biz associate said not nice, but color is special.

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    I'll happily settle for the common cream colored ones anytime. Just refuse all those peculiar, confusing or bizarre types.

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    I drove past the USJ 19 Mall earlier and notice something like a temporary stall set up at the open car park serving durian buffet. All you can eat for X Ringgit. I'll go check it out tomorrow.
    " In the land of the blind the one-eyed-jack is king."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Challenger View Post
    It is Sabah durian. Never tried before. My Sabahan biz associate said not nice, but color is special.
    Yup... just got some feedback - these are highland durians from Borneo.... available in Sarawak and some parts of Sabah and Brunei.... sweet but dry and very thin flesh wrapped around big seeds... the durian thorns are long and very packed / a lot....

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    Lunch in Morgnfields ,Empire.Unusually big portion.The ribs we order ( about 7 ribs ) comes with French fries cost us RM46

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    My favourite Nasi Kandar shop at PJ New town CLOSED for the month..I guess they gone outstation since they operate 335 days a year.

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    There are six items here. The four baskets of food, a bowl of braised beef soup and a pot of Pu Er tea. Three pax. Bill comes up to RM96 including GST. Premium price indeed.

    There was no 10% service charge but I think they increased the prices.

    " In the land of the blind the one-eyed-jack is king."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Henry T View Post
    There was no 10% service charge but I think they increased the prices.
    As with others, its easily anticipated eating out will cost more and more, silently or not..
    EARN MORE TO KEEP UP..there's NO OTHER WAY! We're stuck with this! Businesses will find the slightest excuse to raise prices. Apolitical or not isn't associated or related to this. Either the buying stop or its to your peril, I've nothing else to add!

    Chicken meat price to go up.. blaming higher feed prices and other costs as excuses.. then the domino effect on consumers..
    http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Natio...feed-for-hike/
    Be very afraid again! But ironically..business as usual seen at Pasar Ramadan and other places where there's outside food galore. I'll always have countless detractors if I encourage cooking from home..sigh!

    I ask this..Should all Malaysians think its still a blessed land with plentiful local resources for FOOD that's essential items and consumed daily by the trailer loads?. I DO NOT THINK SO!.. a lot of essentials are IMPORTED! and YOU ALL ARE PAYING FOR IMPORTS! Fish, meat, vege, you name it, bulk of it is all IMPORTED! Even the LABOR to cook your food at your favorite TAI CHOW is likely cooked by FOREIGNERS!
    I think 99% of people are taking things for granted ALL THE TIME! Yup!.. Life is good here isn't it? I'll repeat that many many times if needed!
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    Bentong Musang King durian @ RM28 per kg.








    Famous Bentong ginger.

    " In the land of the blind the one-eyed-jack is king."

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    RM28 per kilo for Musang King variety is very good pricing Henry.... we are paying RM30-32 here in Balik Pulau and RM38-40 for Ang Hay (Udang Merah). This was yesterday's price when I took 2 families from USJ (ex forumers on USJ) up to the farm.... sayang lah, their kids dunno how to enjoy durians lah... actually they were looking for YB Jeff Ooi forum owner...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bslee View Post

    sential items and consumed daily by the trailer loads?. I DO NOT THINK SO!.. a lot of essentials are IMPORTED! and YOU ALL ARE PAYING FOR IMPORTS! Fish, meat, vege, you name it, bulk of it is all IMPORTED! Even the LABOR to cook your food at your favorite TAI CHOW is likely cooked by FOREIGNERS!
    I think 99% of people are taking things for granted ALL THE TIME! Yup!.. Life is good here isn't it? I'll repeat that many many times if needed!
    If everything is imported, what work are the locals doing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ng View Post
    If everything is imported, what work are the locals doing?
    1) Local produce insufficient, 1st grade exported out, 2nd grade and crap left to local market. I'm reckoning the best go over to that little red dot by the lorries, better sale value and sure buy wan!
    2) Local fishermen can't compete with our next door neighbor, we go with sampans, they rake in with huge trawlers.. how to compete?
    3) No one want to become padi farmers, vegetable farmers and rear chickens for a living.Where got enough food to be plentiful if imports don't supplement? See the situation if local farmers temporarily stop growing chillies, common vege and other essentials?..the price will rocket through your roof! Even local hair barbers are rare. Which young youth wants to be a barber and charge RM12 for hair cut and as a career? Maybe locals dream of being London trained hair stylist and charge RM1,200 for a hairdo..not RM12..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sentinel View Post
    RM28 per kilo for Musang King variety is very good pricing Henry.... we are paying RM30-32 here in Balik Pulau and RM38-40 for Ang Hay (Udang Merah). This was yesterday's price when I took 2 families from USJ (ex forumers on USJ) up to the farm.... sayang lah, their kids dunno how to enjoy durians lah... actually they were looking for YB Jeff Ooi forum owner...
    Driving to Bentong from USJ took us slightly more than an hour. No speeding. Problem is we started late and arrived late. All other durians were sold out except for the Musang King variety. It is rich, meaty with small seeds and nice but you can't really eat a lot because it is jelak. Five or six seeds is all I can eat. The durians cost RM480.

    There is also a scenic waterfall about 20 minutes drive from the town centre.


    There is only one problem that may prevent me from going there again. At the end of the the approach road on exit from the town is a bloody traffic light. This traffic light is the cause of a one kilometre queue which took us 20 minutes to cover. It is the same when I made a trip there in 2012.

    On the way home we stopped at Bukit Tinggi for dinner. I can recommend a place called BBQ Chan. Steamed seafood, salted chicken, roast lamb rib, fried whole green chilly and salted & grilled tilapia is their signature. We ordered all these for ten pax plus rice and Chinese tea. The bill is RM444. No GST was charged. They start business at 11 a.m. Dinner will sell out at about 6.30 p.m. So go early. The food is unique.
    " In the land of the blind the one-eyed-jack is king."

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    If you drive past a Chinese New Village... about 10km further into Raub, you will see a hill resort CASABRINA Resort which are about 15 Balinese-style holiday villas... huge villas built on teak wood and volcanic rocks brought in from Bali by a famous Balinese architect. It is named after a very lucky young girl named Sabrina by her father.... the villas are higher than Genting - you can actually see Genting from up there as a lower resort on another hill... above the clouds.... RM2500 per night which include about 4 rooms and a specially-assigned chef cooking anything you can or like to eat ... rentals allowed max 10 pax per bungalow.... each with infinity pool of its own...



    And this is the owner of Casabrina Resort and the founder. There is a huge pond inside the resort with equally huge "grass carps" (sang yee...) and I once landed a 4kg one... The founder is a colourful guy... a self-made millionaire... from selling Hitachi Power tools and hoists to building 70% of every clean-room factories in Malaysia (including Motorola, Intel, Semi-Miniature Products (SMP) or Siemens-Motorola-Philips... Siemens and finally built one for himself i.e. UNISEM in Ipoh which is a listed company. The rest they say, is history....


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