Southeast Asia

Different types of Durian

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

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

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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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Esplanade – The biggest Durian in the world

15) We are smaller than Ikan Bilis (Anchovies)

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Ikan bilis translated from Maly literally means “fish anchovy”.  It belongs to Anchovies family, tiny shape in size but full of iron and calcium in nutrients.  It is also an essential ingredient in a local delicious dish Nasi Lemak (coconut rice).  I would have thought that Ikan bilis is the smallest fish that I have known of, but surprisingly it is not true.
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Paedocypris is claimed to be one the smallest known species fish in the world.  It measures from 7.9mm to 10.3mm.  It can be found in Southeast Asia, where it appears in Malaysia and Indonesia.
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Schindleria brevipinguis, also known as ‘stout infant fish’ is the second smallest known fish in the world.  It can grow up to 8.4mm and it can be found in Austria’s Great Barrier Reef and Osprey Reff in the Coral Sea.
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Dwarf pygmy goby (pandaka pygmaea) is one of the smallest tropical freshwater fish.  Mature mail can grow up to 11mm, and the female to 15mm.  It is known as bia and tabios in the Philippines.