The last time I talked about paying $120 for four durians at the Four Seasons Durians Cafe with my friends, the Goonfather called us carrot heads (which is a Chinese slang for people who easily get conned out of their money).
“The durians there are the best I’ve eaten, seriously,” I argued.
Then I challenged him to find me a place (in Singapore) with the same standard of durians but cheaper.
By the way, I said I won’t talk about food until Jesta is back in Singapore, but durians are fruits and he doesn’t like durians, anyway. Haha.
So, anyway, the Goonfather found a popular durian eatery beside Highland Centre which offers Cat Mountain King durians at $15 per kg (compared to Four Season’s $20 per kg).
The eating area is in a carpark!
When we arrived, we discovered that the price had gone up to $18 per kg for Cat Mountain King because of demand.
What’s more, we were too late that night and they had already sold out of CMK, so we had to settle for D24. (We went there around midnight.)
The D24 was $10 a kg, $5 cheaper than at Four Seasons.
Some of them look really good, too.
But I think they must have been lower grade D24s because they were generally smaller and not as tasty. Less creamy, less fragrant and less solid than the Four Seasons ones.
The Goonfather claimed that I was just imagining that to avoid being a carrot head, but then Unker Kell agreed with me that the cheaper durians were, in fact, lacking.
I felt a little queasy after a while.
(My palate for durians kinda grew atas a few years back. I would feel physically sick after eating low grade durians.)
((Atas means high class in a snobbish way.))
(((I can’t help that! It just developed mysteriously!!)))
So I will still go back to Four Seasons despite the cost!! Not that it cost a lot more, anyway!
But I don’t mind trying out more places. Heheh.
Gotta eat more durians before the season ends with the month!