Durian season has arrived! Here's how to plan your delightful durian feast in Singapore...
Ah, durians: one of the most polarising fruits that ever existed. Well, this list is for durian lovers only (soz, everyone else). Whether you love yours buttery and bitter, sweet and sticky or rich and bittersweet, there’s a perfect one for you out there. Just head to any of these durian stores in Singapore (some offer delivery!) and get your orders in from June to August, the latest season right now. All hail the King of Fruits!
Where to buy durians in Singapore
1. 99 Old Trees
From Malaysia to your doorstep, 99 Old Trees gets its prickly fruit directly from the source. We love how these folks are honest in their dealings – they’ve swapped out bad seeds for us before, so we know they take pride in their goods. If you don’t have time to pop by its cool cafe space in Chinatown to enjoy durian desserts and more, just cart out your order online and enjoy delivery anywhere in Singapore. Varieties include Mao Shan Wang, Jinfeng, Red Prawn, D13 and more. Plus, Mao Shan Wang pulp and durian desserts will satisfy all your cravings. Bonus points for its cheeky marketing!
99 Old Trees, available online and at 1 Teo Hong Road, Singapore 088321
2. Combat Durian
The Farrer Park area is home to several durian stalls including Combat Durian. We’ve spotted constant queues forming at its no-frills shop space, so be sure to WhatsApp these folks to confirm availability before heading down. Oh, and check the Facebook page for price updates on durian goodies like D13, Mao Shan Wang, Golden Phoenix and more. Whether you like it bitter or sweet, these folks have it all in top-notch quality. Don’t forget to grab a durian puff for the road!
Combat Durian, 206 Rangoon Road, Singapore 218452
3. Durian Culture
To satisfy your midnight hunger pangs, this durian hotspot stays open 24/7. Gotta love the brand’s commitment to the thorny fruit! It’s been in the family biz since 1969, supplying durians to supermarkets and retail outlets, so you know the quality is impeccable. Treat your buddies to a durian spread – you won’t regret it.
Durian Culture, available online and at 77 Sims Avenue, Singapore 387419
4. 227 Katong Durian
From a humble stall in 2008 to a shophouse on East Coast Road, this popular durian store is famous for D13 in all its bitter and sweet glory. Order your faves online for a stay-home gathering of stinky fruit enthusiasts. We’re talking about Golden Phoenix, Red Prawn, Mao Shan Wang and even durian mochi made from 100% creamy flesh.
227 Katong Durian, available online and at 227 East Coast Road, Singapore 428926
5. Durian Delivery
Just like its name suggests, Durian Delivery brings the goods to you anywhere in Singapore. It’s all fresh, with a replacement guarantee for any bad or unripe seeds. With no minimum order, you won’t have to convince everyone else to pig out with you. It also offers same-day delivery for de-husked durians and free delivery for orders above $100. Time to dig into the creamy goodness of Red Prawn, Mao Shan Wang and Golden Phoenix!
Durian Delivery, available online
6. Ah Seng Durian
Ah Seng is a hot fave for good reason, but take note: you’ll have to collect your order at the store as it doesn’t offer delivery. What started out as a provision shop in the 80s is now a full-fledged durian business with decades of experience under its belt. Ah Seng brings in the best durians from Malaysia – think Black Pearl, D13, Golden Phoenix, Black Thorn and Mao Shan Wang. You can also get your hands on durian puree if you’d like. Oh, and it ranks each variety’s sweetness and bitterness on the site so you can easily shop according to your preferences.
Ah Seng Durian, available online and at multiple locations including Alexandra and Ghim Moh
7. Kungfu Durian
So you’re dreaming of sinking your teeth into luscious durian flesh but you can’t find the strength to change out of your PJs and leave the house. Fret not. It’s Kungfu Durian to the rescue! Everything’s tightly sealed and freshly de-husked, with goodies like Mao Shan Wang, D24 and D13 on the menu. For an overdose of the stinky stuff, add Mao Shan Wang puree to your order.
Kungfu Durian, available online and at 223 Jalan Kayu, Singapore 799447
8. Golden Moments
Get your ultimate durian fix at Golden Moments – from fresh fruits to rich desserts. Want to indulge in creamy durian flesh? Order de-husked packs of D18, D13, Golden Phoenix, Red Prawn, Black Gold Mao Shan Wang and more. Love durian ice cream? Dig into a pint of Mao Shan Wang goodness. Got a special occasion coming up? Impress your fam with Mao Shan Wang cake for a calorific treat.
Tip: if you’re a durian fanatic, sign up for its VIP premium membership at $99 a year to enjoy the premium thorny fruit at cost price and discounts up to 50% off other products. All members get $165 worth of perks as a welcome gift – that includes a box of Black Gold Mao Shan Wang, $100 e-vouchers and more.
Golden Moments, available online and at #07-13, Victory Centre, 110 Lor 23 Geylang, Singapore 388410
9. Durian 36
Fancy a durian party any time, any day? Get your King of Fruits fix from this Geylang store that opens 24/7. You’ll enjoy creamy, custard-like flesh in no time. Whether you prefer your durians sweet or bitter, the line-up offers bestsellers like Mao Shan Wang, D13 and XO alongside varieties such as D24, D101, Tekka, Black Thorn and Gang Hai.
Durian 36, available online and at 608 Geylang Road, Singapore 389547
10. Durian Empire
These folks have built an empire on the King of Fruits, so you know it’s a solid foundation. Order more than three boxes for a durian party to enjoy free delivery in Singapore. We’re eyeing those fresh, de-husked seeds of Mao Shan Wang, D13, and D101.
Durian Empire, available online and at Punggol Plaza Basement 1 Atrium, 168 Punggol Field, Singapore 820168
11. Fruit Monkeys
These friendly folks offer great service and fresh durians. Get favourites like Tekka, Red Prawn and Mao Shan Wang delivered to you whenever the craving strikes. Oh, and order a feast for the fam to get free delivery when you spend above $180.
Fruit Monkeys, available online and at #01-03, FloraVista, 7 Ang Mo Kio Street 66, Singapore 567708
Go ahead and get your durian beast mode on!