It’s that time of the year again. When your IG story and Facebook News Feed is full of nothing but… durians. If you’re new to the durian scene or have no idea where to go next for your durian fix, here are our top picks:
Ah Seng Durian
A hot favourite amongst many West-Siders, Ah Seng has provided durians that many of us grew up eating. From its humble beginnings, nestled right at the heart of Ghim Moh market, Ah Seng has gradually gained popularity via Word-of-Mouth and is so popular that it even caters for corporate events! Check out his Facebook page for his latest updates and contact him below for large orders.
Address: Block 20 #01-119 to #01-122 Ghim Moh Market Singapore 270020
Tel: 9465 6160
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday, 10am to 8pm
Just ask anyone for their durian recommendation and most will mention Combat Durian from Balestier Road. It is one of the oldest names for durians in Singapore and have been around for more than 50 years, earning itself a reputation for super high grade Mao Shan Wangs. Like Ah Seng, Combat Durian is clearly social media-savvy, so do make sure you check out their Facebook page for the latest updates.
Address: 249 Balestier Road Singapore 329727
Tel: 9278 9928
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday, 1pm to 9pm
Playfully named Wonderful Durian or 旺得福 Durian, this place is well-known for being opened 24 hours everyday, making it the perfect place for your durian supper plans. They might not be the cheapest, but the service provided by the staff and the 24-hour opening hours is worth the trip down!
Address: 147 Sims Avenue Singapore 387469
Tel: 9446 5556
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Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday, 24 hours
Situated at Bukit Timah (near King Albert Park), this is another joint that many West-siders frequent, and for good reason too! The service and durians provided are top-notch, and the owner even personally packs the durian everyday, so you can be assured you’ll be getting the BEST durians. Get the latest updates from their Facebook page.
Address: 833 Bukit Timah Rd, Singapore 279887
Tel: 6763 8382
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday, 12pm to 11pm
Yishun might not be a place you will want to visit (because of the weird and unexplainable occurrences that frequent that area), but this up and coming hipster durian joint might just change your mind! Durian Kaki is the brainchild of a group of durian fanatics in 2015 and a visit to the store will show you how a modern version of a durian store looks like. The storefront is donned with a bright modern signage, chalkboard menus and even air-conditioning, making it seem just like a cafe. Get the latest updates from their Facebook page and even participate in their durian giveaways, because why say no to getting free durians right?
Address: 18 Yishun Ave 9, Junction Nine, #01-83, Singapore 768992
Tel: 8405 8509
Opening Hours: Monday to Tuesday, 2pm to 11pm; Wednesday, 1pm to 11pm; Thursday to Sunday, 2pm to 11pm
Sindy Durian is a family-run business that has been around for more than 30 years and has a reputation of dealing with only top quality durians. Well-known among many Singaporeans, the owners of the store has slowly gained customers’ trust with their honesty and knowledge about the best durians, creating many returning customers. P.S. This is one of the few durian stores in Singapore with staff that are fluent in English, so do visit them if you feel that language is one barrier preventing you from enjoying the king of fruits. Check out their Facebook page for the latest updates!
Address: 89 Whampoa Drive #01-835 Singapore 320089
Tel: 9710 2427
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday, 10.00 am to 10.00 pm
227 Katong Durian
One of the new kids on the block, 227 Katong Durian has also build a reputation for themselves for serving top quality durians at reasonable prices. In the technological age, the owners of the store have brought their business online and customers can choose to shop online on their website for parties or catering events. If you still wish to experience the true-blue durian eating ambiance, you are definitely welcome to visit their humble store at East Coast Road.
Address: 227 East Coast Road Singapore
Mobile Number: 6348 2742/ 9751 4828
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday, 10.30 am to 10.00 pm
818 Durian & Pastries
One of the more expensive stores on our list, 818 Durian & Pastries might not be everyone’s cup of tea because of the hefty price tag. However, you can be guaranteed the durians you get are of top quality. Besides selling the regular fruits, you can also get delicious durian pastries, puffs and cakes that are just as good. Get the latest updates from their Facebook page over here!
Address: 201 Telok Kurau Road Singapore 423910
Tel: 6348 8436
Opening Hours: Monday, 4pm to 11pm; Tuesday to Sunday, 11am to 11pm
Lazy to head out to get your durian fix? You can get your durians from Durian Plantation online over here. Durian Plantation also uses electronic scales to weigh their durians so you will never ever get cheated again! Check out Durian Plantation’s Facebook Page for the latest updates.
Address: 506 MacPherson Road Singapore 368206
Tel: 9321 0063
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday, 11am to 11pm
This article originally appeared on Shopee Singapore.
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