Nicknamed the ‘King of Fruits’, durian is the most popular fruit in Southeast Asia, to the point that it was thought to be Singapore’s national fruit. While the durian isn’t a national fruit, it’s easily one of the most sought-after fruit by many Singaporeans.

Unlike any other fruit that is harvested based on the season, durian is available almost throughout the year. This is thanks to sellers like Durian Express Delivery, which aims to provide quality durian at affordable prices.

That said, if you’ve never eaten durian in your life, it’s time to lose your durian innocence. If you never try, then you’ll never know. Once you’ve tasted the fruit, you’re more likely to understand what it’s like to be craving durians, regardless of the weather.

How to Easily Lose Your Durian Innocence

Losing your durian innocence can be a life-changing experience as you either like or dislike eating the fruit. Despite what people say about the fruit, nobody can tell you what works best for you.

There are two ways to lose your durian innocence, one is to acquaint yourself with the mildest dose of durian while another is to tackle the fruit head-on.

Acquaint yourself with the mildest dose

The first method generally comes in the form of durian-flavoured delicacies such as cakes and cookies, wherein the taste and scent are barely present. You can also try some durian chips as the texture is more bearable than cakes and cookies.

Once you think you can handle the taste and scent, try to move on to desserts made from durian such as custard, and ice cream as they’re closer to the real thing in terms of the smell and texture. This should make it easier for you to lose your durian innocence.

Tackle the fruit head-on

The majority of durian veterans will likely tell you to tackle the fruit head-on. While they’re not wrong, it may put you off from trying the fruit. Instead, choose a durian that isn’t overripe and milder in terms of both the taste and smell such as the D13 variant.

This variant is ideal for first-timers as it’s less pungent than other variants. Also, it’s sweet, less fibrous flesh and large seeds make the D13 easier to eat. Never consider frozen durians for your first time as the freezing process changes the texture. Instead, look for the freshest fruit possible. That way, you’re more likely to lose your durian innocence the right way.

Before you lose your durian innocence (in a good way), there are two things that you should prepare when eating the fruit – your mind and body.

Preparing yourself mentally

The durian is possibly one of the most misunderstood fruits on earth. Due to its pungent smell, the fruit is banned from most public transports in Singapore. Not only that, but the durian is also prohibited from hotels and as in-flight luggage. Despite that, you can still enjoy them within the comfort of your home as you can opt for a durian delivery service.

Regardless of what people say about the fruit, you should try to enjoy the fruit in your way. Share the fruit with your family or friends as a way to spend time with them. You may not like durian the first time but you’ll grow to love it after several tries.

Preparing yourself physically

You know that the durian is a pungent fruit. While the scent may be pleasant to some, it can be unpleasant to others. In light of this, you may want to make sure that the smell doesn’t follow you after your first taste. Bring along some mouth rinse and scented hand wipes with you.

For people with diabetes and other health issues, you may want to control your durian consumption. Although it contains plenty of vitamins and minerals, the durian is rich in fat and carbohydrates. You should also avoid drinking alcohol while indulging in durian as the two don’t mix well.

Now that you’ve learned how to eat the fruit and prepare yourself, it’s time to explore the many different ways for you to deliciously enjoy the fruit.

How to Eat Durian in Delicious Ways

Like any other fruit that can be eaten in many different ways, you can also enjoy durians in many delicious ways. Here’s what we recommend:

  • Durian chips are probably the easiest way for first-timers to try durian. Made from unripe durians, the chips are odourless and taste like potato chips.
  • Durian bread is made from dough and durian-infused custard. The custard is a popular filling for buns and bread, making it easier for people to appreciate the fruit.
  • Durian desserts like durian mochi ice cream and durian shaved ice allows for a simple consumption of the fruit as the flavours are mild.
  • Frozen durians are similar to durian desserts except that you freeze the fruit at home. Because it’s frozen, the smell is barely present so you can enjoy it on a hot day.
  • Fresh durians are the best way for you to enjoy the fruit. In its purest form, the durian offers the custardy texture, tastes wonderful, and it doesn’t smell as pungent as it seems.Additionally, the flesh can be processed into a variety of products such as durian paste, durian powder, durian candies, or it can be mixed with other food to give it durian flavour or scent.

Here are some of the recipes that you can try:

– Durian Cream Puffs
– Baked Durian Cheese Cake
– Tempoyak (fermented durian paste) – Durian Mooncake
– Durian Doughnut
– Durian Egg Tarts

If you’re looking to try durians for the first time, Durian Express Delivery is a reliable and experienced service provider that offers exquisite quality durians island-wide on the same day as your home or office. We keep our prices low with our solely owned durian plantation in Malaysia Pahang.

Also, we specially handpick the durians to ensure the quality and freshness before delivering them right to your doorstep to enjoy with your family and friends. Have a durian craving? Get it settled now! Call us at +65 8116 8890 or email us at

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