D88 Durian


I’ve had quite a few D88 Durians this season, but none as good as the one I just ate. I was actually planning to buy the large 2-3 kg D24 Durian that Ah Seng has but he told me proudly about having to fight for a basket of D88 Durians in Bentong this morning.

Durian D88

He’s usually a rather reserved (but friendly) old man but his *animated* recounting of the beautiful D88 durians he had to physically scrum for really made me laugh. I saw an Indian lady who went for one of the D88 durians and the gorgeous golden grenade sized perfect flesh made me hanker for my own.

D88 Durian Flesh

Thus, I chose a nice 1.9 kg D88 Durian for myself. They were selling for RM 10/kg so this one cost RM 19. I had just eaten a RM 20 Durian Jantung yesterday from another stall in SS6 which was quite old and felt slightly disappointed. Not this one, the D88 I had today was perfection in a durian!

D88 Durian

There were only about 8 seeds in total in the large D88 durian but it filled up almost 1 1/2 Styrofoam boxes! One section was so big it almost took up an entire box by itself. The flesh was bitter, with lots of fibre, just the thing I needed coz I didn’t have lunch today so I was quite hungry.

D88 Durians

I ate the entire D88 durian by myself and was so full I don’t feel like eating dinner anymore. Haha. The D88 durian has a high flesh-to-seed ratio and the bittersweet fibrous texture came with an almost alcoholic aftertaste, kinda like XO durians.

D88 Durian Seed

I like D88 Durians but I’ve never had such a perfect specimen…until today. Exquisite! πŸ™‚

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9 thoughts on “D88 Durian”

  1. That’s one Ah Seng we should keep patronising. Honest to goodness Ah Seng, proud of quality of his durians…

    • Yeah, I like people like this. πŸ™‚

      He drives down to Bentong every morning and sets up shop around 2 pm at Dataran Sunway. Honest too, never had problems with him or his durians, the quality is better than a lot of stalls. Downside is it’s more like a cart so there’s no seating arrangements e.g. you can’t eat there.

    • Yup, I think I mentioned it in a previous post. πŸ™‚

      Nothing is a secret here, I don’t believe in doing things like that. That said, I know I’m also not very good with documenting places too. Haha. This Ah Seng is located in Dataran Sunway, exactly outside the 24 hour Chinese food court called Neighbourhood Food Court.

      He starts operating at 2 pm and ends when his supply is gone. His prices are very reasonable and his durians are good, he only focuses on 4-5 types. The downside is you can’t actually eat here – there are no chairs and tables, it’s more like a cart, so you need to tapao, unless you don’t mind eating straight from the durian with no water or tissues. I’m fine with that coz I love durian too.

    • I’ll bring you here next time you’ve in Malaysia! πŸ™‚

      It’s just opposite my place, this guy gets his stuff from Bentong in the early morning and drives down to set up shop around 2 pm (sometimes he’s around at 1 pm too but usually after the lunch crowd is gone). I have had quite a few D88 durians this season too, but none as noteworthy until this one.

      I read in the group that D88 durians tend to start out sweet to bittersweet early in the season and end up being bitter towards the end of the season. This was one of the very bitter specimens, totally down my alley and I think you’ll love it too!

  2. I just ate the D88 last week and bought again today…I read this blog & wondering if I could go to Bentong to eat this delicious D88 from him. I amost wanted to ask my husband to drive to Bentong just for this delicious durian but luckily the man with bike the one I trusted to buy from him long time ago is there selling his durians although it’s raining… πŸ™‚

  3. My father had planted 2 D88 in front of our home in 96/97.
    Yes, the D88 durians are bitter, the flesh colour usually yellow, sometime can see some orange colour. I give 7/10 for my D88.


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