I had been craving for durian for almost a week, and yesterday I finally managed to have some!
I’ve long heard about the popular durian stall in Jurong West, and after dinner yesterday we went to satisfy my craving.
Lian Hua Chun fruit stall at Blk 506 Jurong West St 52 runs a brisk business during the durian season with its reasonably priced durians.
When we got there yesterday at about 8.30pm, there was a queue for durians! First time I’ve seen people queuing up to buy durians.
The durian variety in season now is D24. Durians were priced at 4 for $10, 3 for $10, 3 for $20, and $8/kg depending on size of the durians.
There were baskets of durians that just arrived from Malaysia lined up waiting to be sold.
The thing I hate most about eating durians is to haggle with durian sellers and getting “chopped” by unscrupulous sellers employing various tactics such as upselling, passing off poor quality durians as good ones, etc.
The good thing about Lian Hua Chun besides reasonably priced durians, is that the durian sellers are honest.
We ordered 3 for $10 D24 durians, and the durian seller who attended to us probably opened and threw away more than a dozen unripe durians before we were able to get 3 good ones. And they were really good quality durians.
I learnt from my friend that from time to time when they have excess supply, durians go for as low as 20 cents each!
Another plus point is that they have tables and chairs for durian lovers like me to satisfy their cravings on the spot, and they sell fruit juices as well – I had a coconut drink to go along with the durians to curb ‘heatiness’.
I love durians but my body can’t take ‘heatiness’ – I often get sore throat after eating durians so I usually restrain myself from eating too much
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