Friday, May 30, 2008

It's time for durian again... how to differentiate

According to durian experts, 15/6 to 31/7 2008 is the best time for durians.

* It is very fleshy, with small seeds.
* The pulp is a regal yellow hue and has a smooth texture.
* It has a rich aroma and a bitter-sweet taste.
* There are 3 grades within this brand.

Hong Xia
* It is named after its red flesh colour (as Hong Xia means red prawn in Chinese)

* Its flesh may not be as abundant.
* It tastes predominantly sweet with a slightly bitter aftertaste.

* It is very fleshy, with small seeds
* The pulp is a bright yellow colour
* It has a stronger bitter taste compared to other durians, but the bitterness is mixed with sweetness.

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