Thursday, March 19, 2015

Durian Flowers - WW


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A Malaysian friend had gathered a sack of durian flowers from his durian plantation. The durian flowers are edible. I have not tasted durian flowers before, so I asked him to keep some for me. On Wednesday evening, we drove to Johor Bahru to collect the durian flowers.

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We met our friend Helen, who had kindly collected the durian flowers on my behalf, at a restaurant. She brought her three adorable kids and we had dinner together. The restaurant owner stir-fried some durian flowers for us. They were fragrant and oozing a sticky liquid but they were crunchy.

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The kind owner offered the dish free to FB friends. Only one friend could make it and he brought along a bottle of toddy (fermented coconut sap) to share with us. I had a sip, it was my first time tasting it. It was sourish.... and said to be a detox drink... so I didn't dare to drink more. :)

We made several new friends at the restaurant. Every one loves to look for good food :)

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Helen brought me some 5-spice pork rolls (Penang loh bak) and a bottle of rojak sauce from her recent trip to Penang. She gave me a packet of frozen D24 durian puree too.

The next day, I fried my durian flowers with spicy prawn floss and served it with the Penang 5-spice pork rolls for dinner, I made durian mousse with the frozen durian puree. We enjoyed the food gifts very much :D




8 comments:

  1. i do something similar with squash flowers (also edible), but durian has a very pungent taste - do the flowers also?

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    1. The durian flowers do not taste and smell like the fruits. They are crunchy with a tinge of fragrance and sweetness.

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  2. That's something really new to me, I have never heard of durian flowers ! Through blogging I become a living Wikipedia !

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    1. It's the first time I see and taste durian flowers :)

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    1. hahaha..... you working on a weekday afternoon wor. It was a last minute decision.

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    1. I heard about it. So when the durian flowers were offered to me, I grabbed them. :D

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