21 May '15, 4am

A fifth flavour for the King of Fruits.

A fifth flavour for the King of Fruits.

DURIAN lovers and adventurous foodies can expect to binge on more durians this season compared to last year. Bao Sheng Durian Farm third- generation farmer Chang Zhi Vooi, 21, said this was due to the good weather this year which brought on the growth of more of the king of fruits. He added that this also meant a higher probability of durians which produce the numbing sensation, also termed as the “fifth flavour” of durians - the other four being sweet, bitter, flowery and winey. “We cannot guarantee it, but from experience there are good chances of encountering more durians with the numbing effect. “This occurs when there is a lot of gas in the fruit,” he said in an interview at his farm in Balik Pulau. For the best numbing effect, Zhi Vooi said durians that drop from old trees (40 years or more) must be consumed within 30 minutes to two hours. “However, it is important t...

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