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It’s hard to find quality, mind-blowing Durian in China. It’s because it’s all exported from Malaysia and Thailand and you’re never sure if it’s prime quality or just medium grade. The store featured in this video usually has kept me satisfied with “Golden Pillow” variety, but today, something else happened.
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I come to this store every week, splurge on a fat $20 durian, then put it in my bike basket and go to a local tea drinking spot on the sidewalk and chow down with a cup of tea. I usually get so full that I can’t eat dinner. The durian burps that come afterwards and even onto the next morning are a reminder of how much durian I ate.
However, this time, something went wrong. I bought a nice plump durian from my favourite fruit vendor who always gifts me things because I’m a repeat customer who buys the most expensive fruit in the store. I was ready to chow into that soft, smooth, creamy and heavenly durian, but discovered something that really saddened me, the durian wasn’t that soft! The first few bites are always a little more satisfying, it’s like taking that first breath of air after holding your breath for a while, it’s good, but you soon become more picky about it, you want better, cleaner air, or in this case, softer and stickier and creamier durian.
It’s not the season. November is coming up in Chengdu, and prime durian is hard to get. Summer is better. Although I was out on the street yesterday and just so luckily found some “Maoshanwang” Fox king durian that was so rare and so prime, in hindsight I should have filmed the video there, but those finds are really rare and I was lucky to find that durian when I did. But in general, I consider myself happy that I can chow down on durian whenever I feel like it, even if on the odd occasion I strike out and eat some lower quality stuff.
I could talk and write about durian forever. If you haven’t tried it yet, I suggest trying it as soon as you can, but make sure you get a good first impression of durian, buy a fat maoshanwang variety in Penang or Kuala Lumpur, the imported frozen stuff you get in America is questionable, or so I’ve heard!
If you want to go to this exact shop, go to the north gate of the Southwest university of finance and economics, cross the street, walk half a block, and it will be on your left. You will love the fruit selection.
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My name is Trevor James and I’m a hungry traveler and Mandarin learner that’s currently living in Chengdu, Szechuan, China, eating up as much delicious food as I can.
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