Durian Dash

Singapore

It’s no secret that Singaporeans have an extreme fondness for the world’s most infamous fruit. While it’s banned in most public transportation due to its extremely pungent smell, the superfruit captures the hearts of many as culinary experts continue to add Durian-themed dishes on their menu. Love or hate aside, here’s where you can snag a unique dining experience featuring Southeast Asia’s King of Fruits.

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Four Seasons Durians

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Singapore, Singapore • Recommendation • 

While it’s highly likely that you won’t take a trip to the Jewel Changi Airport anytime soon, note this restaurant down as a dining destination in itself as it serves one of the best durian selections on the island. The Durian Lava Cake and Durian Pizza is sure to get you hooked, but it’s the novelty Durian Hot Pot—a dish with a pleasantly flavorful and fragrant broth—that will have you coming back even without a plane ticket in hand!

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Escape Restaurant & Lounge

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Singapore, Singapore • Recommendation • 

A Durian Fried Rice might not be a breakfast staple in your household, but it’s a dish worth trying at Escape Restaurant and Lounge. The all-day dining restaurant dishes out a flawless plate of D24 durians fried with mixed scallops, prawns, and green peas. The bonus? You can also watch the chefs live in action as they prepare the dish in their interactive open kitchen!

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Sinpopo Brand

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Singapore, Singapore • Recommendation • 

This 1980s-style restaurant situated in Joo Chiat Road is sure to start your love affair with durian through their delicious Durian Pengat. It’s a must-try for the uninitiated: durian flesh cooked with pandan and gula melaka served with brown butter croutons and a scoop of coconut ice cream. If your sweet tooth can’t get enough, their fluffy take on the Mao Shan Wang Durian Cake is as heavenly as it looks, too!

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Mao Shan Wang

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Singapore, Singapore • Recommendation • 

Chinatown boasts eateries tempting you for a taste, but what makes Mao Shan Wang Cafe stand out in the neighborhood is its extensive selection of Durian-flavored dishes! Hailed the first of its kind on the island, its menu lists a variety of offerings ranging from savory recipes like chicken nuggets with durian dip to sweet delicacies such as the bestselling durian ice cream. Don’t leave without ordering their most acclaimed dish: charcoal pizza topped with durian flesh and gooey mozzarella cheese!

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Creamery Boutique Ice Creams Singapore

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Singapore, Singapore • Recommendation • 

Creamery Boutique Ice Creams draws long queues with their homemade ice creams, molten lava cookies, and ice cream shakes. A real crowd-pleaser is their Black Gold Cookie, a heavenly mix of Mao Shan Durian Lava and charcoal pandan flavors. Top it off with tea ice cream for melt-in-the-mouth goodness the shop is known for.

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Goodwood Park Hotel

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Singapore, Singapore • Recommendation • 

Since its inaugural launch in 1983, the hotel has carved a legacy of serving delectable creations that honor Singapore’s most celebrated fruit. Hardcore durian lovers will be delighted by the heaping platters of durian pastries at Goodwood Park. The famed buffet’s menu highlights crowd favorites such as the Mao Shan Wang Mousse Cake and Power Puff.

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The Quarters

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Singapore, Singapore • Recommendation • 

Sweeten up your day with a delectable French treat infused with Singapore’s national fruit. Owner Chef Chung Deming takes pride on his fresh takes on Singaporean classics, which includes The Quarters’ signature Duriancanboleh. The unique crème brûlée is deliciously creamy with just the right sweetness. Its key ingredient, the Musang King, is the most expensive durian variety highly sought after for its thick and creamy flesh.

  • +65 6834 4174
  • 16 Enggor St, #01-09 Icon Village, Singapore 079717

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Majestic Restaurant

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Singapore, Singapore • Recommendation • 

This incredibly regal restaurant located at Marina Bay might be famous for its traditional dim sum dishes and other excellent Cantonese offerings, but their fried Durian ice cream here is out of this world! Created by award-winning Chef Yong Bing Ngen, this decadent treat is whipped up from a creamy blend of durian flesh and milk, frozen then deep-fried for a heart-stopping dessert.

  • +65 6250 1988
  • 5, #04-01 Straits View, The Heart, Marina One Show Gallery, Singapore 018935

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Taste Paradise at ION Orchard

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Singapore, Singapore • Recommendation • 

If you’re feeling a little fancy, you can never go wrong with a dinner at the Asia Pacific Brand Award winner Taste Paradise. Aside from its impressive offerings of contemporary Chinese dishes, you’ll find a work of culinary art in their homemade durian ice cream. Topped with mango sago and strawberry bits, each spoonful gives off sweet bliss to the senses!

  • +65 6509 9660
  • 2 #04-07 Orchard Turn ION Orchard, Singapore 238801

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Cat & the Fiddle Cakes - Tai Seng

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Singapore, Singapore • Recommendation • 

Treat a durian lover to something special with Cat and Fiddle’s no-bake Mao Shan Wang Durian Cake. A whiff of its signature aroma and you’re guaranteed to want more! Made with durian studded cream cheese and sponge cake, there’s nothing quite like the unique flavors of this cheesecake.

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