It is durian season and we have been eating durian for several weeks. We are also back to Phase II heightened alert from now till 18 August which means no dine-in at restaurants or food court.
Having to indulge at least 20kg of Red Prawn the last two weeks with fellow durian “siao” friends and introducing the king of fruits to some other friends, we are quite convinced that the next time we eat durian, we can tell if it is a Red Prawn or another breed.
The Michelin guide says
Perhaps the sweetest durian in town, the Red Prawn (hong xia) gets its name from its vibrant orange-red flesh tone. Creamier than other types of durian without the usual hint of bitterness that comes with most, the Red Prawn has smaller seeds, which means more of the deliciously honeyed flesh to feast on. Full article
After eating 20kg of Red Prawn at 2 separate occasion, we thought that:
- Red Prawn are super sweet, with some being bitter sweet.
- Slight creamy and slight watery. If Mao Shan Wang’s creaminess level is 100%, we rate Red Prawn at 30%.
- Can really eat a lot while chatting with friends. 10kg was a walk in the park
- Is a beginner’s choice of durian based on our experiment.
- Our whole house smells like durian for the next few days.
We slept like a baby after indulging this amount of durian. If you’re wondering how to get a good night sleep, try eating loads of durian in the evening? 😂