22 Oct '12, 4am
It's not surprising to find Durians everywhere. So here are tips to choose the best Durian out there
I come from an era where durians were judged by the tree (from Kampong Nangka or Sg. Bidut) and we would even know which tree in the Kampong…We based our purchses on trust. And this was honoured. The durians were never wrong. Our durians belonged to the sallers or middlemen and sometimes we were told that one particular tree had been total “ta pao” by a tycoon. So no chance to eat that. Later when timber money came in no one could eat and buy durians in this way any more. All the good durian trees were booked. Then development came in and the durian trees of Kampong Nangka made way for housing…..Population explosded and durians came from all over the place now… I always felt good when my dad took us to the kampong to buy durians freshly fallen from the trees… those were the days when you get real value for money…like I said…you even could thank the trees for giving you the...