Durian. Golden, fleshy fruits in a thorny skin. Just the way nature made it, and just the way we love it. A prick of pain (well, sometimes) to get the best succulent bite. The thing is, though, durian prices here are a killer. You wanna eat Mao Shan Wang means you have to fast for the past month to save money so that you can take your girlfriend, her family and her siblings’ in-laws out to makan. Why not take an alternate durian route? Drop by Johor now and check these places out for a change. Money also cheaper you know.
1. Durian King at Taman Sutera
A great place with a variety of durians to be tasted – Mao Shan Wang, D24, D13, D101, you name it, they’ve got it.
Address: Jalan Sutera Danga, Johor Bahru, Malaysia (just next to Sutera Mall)
2. Mr Uncle Durian Mount Austin
Durians never looked better, nor tasted better either. The shop opens from 10.30am, so feel free to head over the moment you’ve crossed over on the Causeway.
Address: Beside McDonald’s of Mount Austin, Johor Bahru
3. Machap King
This place might require a bit of a drive, but it’s worth every kilometre. You don’t have to worry though, no need to go all the way to the actual Machap. Get the best of the best durians at Taman Molek instead!
Address: No. 37 Jalan 2/1, Taman Molek, 81100 Johor Bahru
4. D’Unforgettable Durian
This place carries what is known as the best durian in JB- D17. Expect it to be a small fruit compared to others, with white or cream coloured durian meat. Imagine having durian ice cream, just that it’s not cold!
Address: Jalan Perit Masjid, Pontian, Johor Bahru
Contact: Ah Fen 010-7067076/012-7393729
5. Nusa Bestari Durian
Another hotspot for durian lovers in JB, which has a good range of durians and is reasonably priced too.
Address: No.60 Jalan Jati 1, Taman Nusa Bestari, 81300 Johor Bahru
6. Ang & Chuan Food Trading
Here, you’ll be able to sample durians as well as sugary sweet sugar cane juice, mangoes, mangosteens and pomelos too. A true mix and match, but a match made in heaven nonetheless!
Address: FS-12 No.1 Jalan Sutera Danga, Taman Sutera Utama, 81300 Skudai, Johor
7. Uncle Lim Durian Farm
Experience the way true-blue locals dig into the king of fruits, right at this durian fruit orchard.
Address: Lot 784 (Pondok Dusun) Kg Ulu Pulai, 81500 Pekan Nenas, Johor
8. Desaru Fruit Farm
Check out the beach in the morning, and head over to the plantation for a durian feast. When you’re done, you’ll realize that you spent the day to its fullest in Desaru.
Address: Sungai Cemara, Desaru 81900 Kota Tinggi, Johor
Contact: 07-8308017/ 012-7721817
9. Kulai Zhong Cheng Durian Plantation
Another durian plantation with silky smooth local durians that deserves a shot too!
Address: Lot 2973-21 Jalan Kampung Sri Paya 5, Kelapa Sawit, 81030 Kulaijaya, Johor
10. Ah Tong’s Durian Stall
Possibly the best pick to go and eat durians in JB – follow their Facebook page for updates before you head on over to eat, eat, eat!
Address: Jalan Serigala, Taman Century, Johor Bahru
There you have it – what are you waiting for? Head to Johor now and whack those durians!
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