Different types of Durian

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Here are different types of Durian shown above and some recommended below.

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By courtesy of beconfused.com

D24 – Bittersweet in taste, with small seed and flesh in dark yellow color.

This is one of the most expensive varieties.

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XO – It has bitter taste and XO aftertaste. This is one of the most expensive among all.

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By courtesy of blog.udn.com)

Hong Xia- (meaning red prawn) the flesh in the color of cooked prawn, thin and orangey, strong aroma.

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By courtesy of fatoo.com

Mao Shan Wang- (meaning mountain cat king) the flesh that is firm on the outside, creamy on the inside. Having the most satisfying of all durians types, having said that, this is considered the best among all.

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Red, Orange meat- one of the rare varieties, fruits are very small and can be held by one palm. Both are considered as Wild Durians.

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By courtesy of sgforums.com

Esplanade – The biggest Durian in the world

37 thoughts on “Different types of Durian

    walachniewicz said:
    July 31, 2013 at 1:33 am

    i never tasted this kind of fruit, looks appealing

      Sydney Fong responded:
      August 1, 2013 at 10:20 pm

      Is really sweet and nice! You should try, I mean when you got the chance to try. ;)

    Reality Of Christ said:
    July 31, 2013 at 2:39 am

    I’ve never see or had that before! Interesting fruit!

      Sydney Fong responded:
      August 1, 2013 at 10:21 pm

      This is the king of fruits! Many peoples agreed and many people disagree! :(

    E A M Harris said:
    July 31, 2013 at 3:21 am

    I’ve never tried a durian and I didn’t realise there are so many kinds. I love fruit varieties – one day I’ll get to try some of these.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      August 1, 2013 at 10:23 pm

      It has a very strong pungent smell, you could smile it a few meter away! I’m not kidding! :)

    Opalla said:
    July 31, 2013 at 4:26 am

    I love durians, and your post is so educational. Some I have never come across, and would love to try.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      August 1, 2013 at 10:26 pm

      In fact, they are many more! Those that I mentioned were just partial! ;)

    george-b said:
    July 31, 2013 at 5:02 am

    Reblogged this on euzicasa.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      August 1, 2013 at 10:27 pm

      Thanks for the reblogging, George! :)

    chris13jkt said:
    July 31, 2013 at 10:19 am

    To me, mao-shan-wang is not just considered the best, it is the best :)

      Sydney Fong responded:
      August 1, 2013 at 10:29 pm

      I just wonder are they having the same name as Mao Shan Wang in Indonesia? :)

        chris13jkt said:
        August 2, 2013 at 9:02 am

        In Indonesia, people call it Musangking. I think it is derived from Mou Shan King :)

        Sydney Fong responded:
        August 5, 2013 at 8:02 pm

        It must be the same! Sadly, I can’t afford to buy this! :(
        I prefer those $20 for 3! :)

    gita4elamats said:
    July 31, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    I didn’t realise that there were so many varieties. :)

      Sydney Fong responded:
      August 1, 2013 at 10:35 pm

      They actually have more! I just can’t bear to look it, at the same time holding my jaw from falling! :)

    gita4elamats said:
    July 31, 2013 at 1:20 pm
    sarahlouisek said:
    July 31, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    Sydney, so happy you wrote about this, I’ve been watching for it! Which ones are banned from the public parks because of the offensive smell?

      Sydney Fong responded:
      August 1, 2013 at 10:38 pm

      In fact, they are all banned! :(
      Ban from entering public transports, shopping complex, libraries, places with air-conditioned etc etc. :)

    […] The Durian is hard and prickly on the outside. When opened, it can be split into sectional husks that hold it’s seeds covered with creamy, smooth flesh that can be various tones of yellow. (Sydney has a post on the different types of durian here.) […]

    isaac976 said:
    August 11, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    saving enough money to buy the last one… ahaha

      Sydney Fong responded:
      September 1, 2013 at 10:01 pm

      Hi, Isaac sorry for the late reply! Haha! I heard the last one is the best in the Galaxy! Who knows E.T like it too! :)

    Goh said:
    September 3, 2013 at 12:45 am

    My friend’s dog loves durians!

      Sydney Fong responded:
      September 3, 2013 at 12:56 pm

      Mine loves it too, but beware of the diet! ;)

    Victor Ho said:
    September 3, 2013 at 7:39 pm

    I recently saw an article on this highlighting a vendor in Chinatown, New York City. It’s an acquired taste I think. I’ve never tried one, but was probably exposed and didn’t realize it.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      September 4, 2013 at 4:15 pm

      The taste is quite extreme, either you like it or hate it.
      I remembered I saw 2 American lady tourists bought a quiet expensive durian wanted to try it out. It was one of the night, after a long day of work.
      They stood there spent a long period of examine and discussion, finally bought a durian- not very big one but is one of the high range.
      Supprisingly, less than a minute, they pass the durian to the next table, offer them the feast and quickly walked off!
      I was regreted why I didn’t sit next to them in the first place! :(

    natuurfreak said:
    September 14, 2013 at 6:21 am

    Yes It has a very strong pungent smell,You may not take it with you in an airplan but i like it as fruit.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      October 1, 2013 at 11:43 am

      It is prohibit in all public places in local. :)

    abe besinga said:
    September 24, 2013 at 7:01 pm

    The smell of durian fruit is
    like hell but taste like heaven…

      Sydney Fong responded:
      October 1, 2013 at 11:50 am

      That’s why we are on the middle earth! :)

    natuurfreak said:
    October 3, 2013 at 4:08 am

    Great.I neven know there were such o lot of different sorts of durian.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      November 26, 2013 at 12:55 pm

      Thank you, natuurfreak!
      To share with you some inform about durian.
      Durian is prohibited in public permissess like train, shopping mall, taxi etc, due to it unusual odor.

    […] The Durian is hard and prickly on the outside. When opened, it can be split into sectional husks that hold it’s seeds covered with creamy, smooth flesh that can be various tones of yellow. (Sydney has a post on the different types of durian here.) […]

    Jacob said:
    March 20, 2014 at 12:41 am

    Durian is the best fruit on earth! I believe that the title given to it as the ‘King of fruits’ is justified in every sense. I’m simply addicted to it. My best varieties are both Musang King and XO. And Malaysia is the right place to taste the best of Durians!

      Sydney Fong responded:
      March 20, 2014 at 3:50 pm

      Yes! I had a lot of sweety memories while i was small related to Durian.
      My dad always brought me down across the street looked for the “Kampong Durian” during the season.
      Still now, I’am not sure what breed was that,but I believe this is one of the food can build the bond between relationship.

      Thanks for sharing your thought!
      Have a good day!

      Sydney Fong

    Joe said:
    August 6, 2014 at 1:19 am

    Durians are clearly an acquired taste. You either love it or hate it. It is akin to whether one likes pungent cheeses. Notwithstanding, durians are gaining popularity in Taiwan and Hong Kong. Sadly, Malaysian durians are highly perishable and are unlikely to be an exportable fruit to more distant lands. All the more reason for South East Asian exiles to make an annual durian pilgrimage! :)

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