20 Durian-Themed Food in Singapore That Serious Durian Lovers Must Try
For all durian lovers, there’s no better time than now to indulge in all of these unique decadent durian dishes available in Singapore!
From durian main dishes like Durian Fish Soup, Durian Steamboat and Durian Pizza, to durian desserts like Durian Mousse, Durian Crepe, and Durian Smoothies…
There’s definitely something you’ve yet to try on this list!
And if you’ve never tried the King of Fruits, you really should! (Unless of course, you’re part of the world’s population with a natural aversion to the smell of durian, then perhaps at least just give it a shot!)
Note: Some of the items featured are seasonal and only available during the durian season between June to October.
1. Is this the world’s first Durian Fish Soup?: Wang Yuan Fish Soup
Durian… And Fish Soup?! Who would’ve thought of a strange combination like this. If you’re up for a food adventure quite like no other, head down to this creative hawker stall in Tampines.
Creamy and comforting all at the same time, Wang Yuan’s Durian Fish Soup might just be that one dish you never thought you’d love!
2. The go-to place for all things durian! : Four Seasons Durians Restaurant @ Jewel Changi Airport
Up next on our list, how about a round of durian steamboat? It’s another strange durian and soup combination we’d never have thought of but it surprisingly works! The durian adds a rich creaminess to the soup with just a slight tinge of the durian flavour.
Apart from Durian Steamboat, you can enjoy other durian-themed dishes such as Mao Shan Wang Durian Pixza, Kampong Durian Fried Rice, Crispy Durian Roll and Deep Fried Durian Chinese Fritters.
So if you’re crazy for durian like some of us, this is definitely your go to spot to fill up on all things durian.
3. Would you try durian beer?: The 1925 Brewing Co.
I mean…. Durian beer…? Who would have thought of brewing a concoction such as this! The 1925 Brewery Co. has been in the business of crafting creative alcoholic beverages like the Musang King Ale.
PS: Even if you’re not keen on durian beer, there are other really cool specialty beers available too!
4. It’s fried rice time!: Escape Restaurant and Lounge
Craving some good old egg fried rice? Try a new variation of it, durian-style. Courtesy of Escape Restaurant, you can now have a taste of this unique fried rice that’s sweet and savoury all at the same time.
5. How could we say no to Durian Lava Cake?: Ice Edge Cafe
It’s like the best or both worlds. Lava cake and durian? Give me some of that!
Imagine cutting into your lava cake and watching your Mao Shan Wang durian just oozing out. My oh my.
6. All the durian desserts we could ever want: Ji De Chi (Century Square)
We honestly never knew Ji De Chi (which directly translates to “remember to eat”) offered quite some many durian-themed dishes! From Durian Pomelo Sago and Durian Sticky Rice Roll to Durian Snowy Ice, Durian Crepe (delicious!) and Durian Snowflake with Black Glutinous Rice…
You know these guys are great with whipping up some delectable durian desserts.
Note: Do check their website for other available branches near you. There are 10 branches in total!
7. How’s this for a durian spin on a traditional snack!: The Ang Ku Kueh Hut
From the fruit to Ang Ku Kueh? If you’d like to try local snacks, you’ve gotta try this cretive spin on this traditional Chinese snack. Ang Ku Kueh (Hokkien for “Red Turtle Cake”) is now available in the durian flavour!
8. Oooh the durian decadence in these cakes: Chalk Farm (Parkway Parade)
How luxurious does Burnt Durian Cheesecake and Pandan Durian Layer Cake sound?
And if that’s not enough, you can also opt for the Durian Salat, a durian version of the traditional Nonya Kueh Salat, traditionally made with pressed sticky rice, layered with coconut egg custard and flavoured with fragrant pandan!
Note: Do check their website for their second branch available at Paragon Orchard!
9. Can’t go wrong with Fried Durian Ice Cream: Majestic Restaurant
We’ve all heard of fried ice cream by now. For durian lovers only, imagine how incredible fried durian ice cream would taste! Available at Majestic Restaurant, if you’re hankering for something sweet, savoury and creamy all at the same time, you have to head down for a taste of this.
Price: From SGD 9.80 (Crispy King Of Durian Ice Cream With Maple Syrup)
Address: 5 Straits View, #04-01 Marina One East Tower The Heart Singapore 018935 (Map)
Contact: +65 6250 1988, +65 9660 8706
Opening Hours: Daily from 11:30am to 2:45pm (Lunch), 5:45pm to 9:45pm (Dinner)
10. Fried Durian Fritters are delicious indeed: Sedap Durian (Simpang Bedok)
We’ve all try Goreng Pisang (Fried Banana Fritters) for sure or Goreng Cempedak (Fried Jackfruit Fritters).
How about trying fried durian next? It definitely sounds like a yummy snack not to be missed.
Note: Do check their website for more information on the 3 available outlets you can do a self-collect at!
11. Here you go with a Durian Beancurd Tart!: Le Cafe Confectionary (Mackenzie Road)
Love a good egg tart? The guys at Le Cafe Confectionary have one upped the traditional tart game by creating these yummy Durian Beancurd Tarts. If you’re in the area, definitely drop by for a try.
(It’s highly recommended to place an order before heading down as stock runs out fast!)
Note: Do check their website for other available branches!
12. Allll the durian smoothies we could ever want: A1 Chendol & Durian
Now this is a beverage that really hits the spot. Available only in Tampines, come on down to A1 Chendol & Durian (formerly known as Penang A1 Chendol) for the richest, creamiest durian smoothies.
With different variations available ranging from D24 to Mao Shan Wang, as well as options to include Chendol, Avocado in your durian smoothie – choose the flavour that appeals most to you and enjoy!
Personally, we’d go for the Mao Shan Wang Smoothie. We love the taste of a good quality no frills durian smoothie!
13. It’s a double yes to the Durian Mousse Double Shot!: Dessert Bowl
Looking for the perfect dessert date spot, or a place to hang with your durian-loving friends? Dessert Bowl at Serangoon is famous for their Durian Mousse. (This editor’s brother is a diehard fan of their Durian Mousse Double Shot!)
Other durian desserts include Durian with Glutinous Rice, Durian Snow Mountain, Durian Coco Jelly, Mini Durian Tart, Durian Crepe, and Mao Shan Wang Mochi! Mmmmmm, they’re all so good!
14. Up for some Durian Strudel?: Ritz Apple Strudel
Bite into fragrant crispy puff pastry and get a whiff of this Durian Strudel. If you’re already a fan of the Apple Strudel from Ritz Apple Strudel, try something new and order their Durian Strudel the next time you pop by!
Note: Do check their website for more available outlets!
15. Durian Sandwiches should definitely be a thing: 818 Durians and Pastries
Have you ever heard of a Durian Sandwich? Me either. At 818 Durians and Pastry, you can order frozen Durian Sandwiches and Chocolate Durian Rolls too! We imagine the Durian Sandwiches would be a serious hit once you try them.
16. Macarons, now available in the durian flavour!: Sunlife Pastries (Causeway Point)
Earl Grey Macarons getting boring? Get a taste of the Durian Macarons by Sunlife Pastries!
They’re sweet and perfect for durian lovers who want something a little less rich on the palate.
Note: Do check their website for more available outlets!
17. Try this traditiona Nonya dessert with a durian spin!: Sinpopo Brand Restaurant (Joo Chiat)
Another creative spin on a traditional local dessert, Sinpopo offers Durian Pengat on their dessert menu.
For those not in the know, Pengat is a traditional Nonya dessert made with yam, bananas and sweet potatoes cooked in coconut milk and palm sugar.
This sweet treat is taken to a whole new level with the durian variation offered here!
18. Durian lovers, welcome to the annual Durian Fiesta!: Goodwood Park Hotel
Looking for an actual durian feast? Head down to Goodwood Park Hotel for their annual Durian Fiesta.
You’ll find durian-themed dishes like D24 Pandan Waffle Cake (with durian pulp!), Mini D24 Salted Caramel Delights, D24 Kueh Dadar, D24 Mousse Cake and more on the menu!
Note: Durian Fiesta 2021 ends 1 August 2021, so hurry down before you miss it!
19. It’s supper time with durian prata: The Roti Prata House
Every Singaporean loves a good prata supper, and we simply could not leave this off the list! Check into The Roti Prata House at Upper Thomson for a good old Durian Prata.
Why not, right?!
20. Would you try durian-flavoured milk and chocolate?: 7-Eleven
If you’re in your local 7-11, keep your eyes peeled for durian-flavoured milk, and durian-flavoured chocolate!
As much of a durian fan as I am, even I find these combinations a little on the weird side! But they definitely help with those durian cravings, that’s for sure.
Enjoyed reading about all the different unique durian-themed food available in Singapore? What dish are you particularly excited about? Let us know in the comments below!
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