Penang is famous for its durian season which start from May to July every year. Durian is the king of all fruits. It is a very special fruits which offer an unique taste for its lover. You will either love it or really hate it. However for me, I am more to the neutral side which still alright to take 2 or 3 durians. I always told my friend that, “I did not say that I don’t eat durians, but I just don’t like them as much”.

That day, we went to Balik Pulau craving for the smelly and tastylicious fruit. It took us approximate 30 min journey from Tesco Extra Sungai Dua to Uncle John durian orchard. Road to his orchard wasn’t easy. It is bumpy and isolated. After few wrong turning, we stopped our cars near an Indian temple in an unknown bush and walked 200 meters into the bush. Everyone sigh in relieve once we spotted Uncle John’s old Mercedes parked just beside a whole bunch of durians. Yeah, it is durian time. Without waiting for Uncle John. We searched for durian which has small crack on the bottom of it and use our strength to force it to open. The first to get in my mouth was the best of all. That was my first durian after a year of waiting.

Time pass by real fast. We spend about 1 hour in his orchard. We had the opportunity to try various type of durians. Uncle John offered us “Ang He”, “Hor Lor”, “Che Puih”, “Biawak”, D24 and some very nice local durian (we called them as kampung durian). Besides that, the sweet purplish mangosteen was plentifully available. Tips from him on opening the mangosteen really come in handy.

Mangosteen aka manggis in Malay.

One sweet and creamy durian. Anyone want one of those. You can get some of those in Uncle John’s orchard for just RM 15 this year.

You might want to call Uncle John at this number 012 409 8027 for reservation.

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Billy Chan

I am a simple guy. Think Simple. Work Simple.

1 Comment

Cola · June 26, 2012 at 1:50 pm

We are tourists from Hong Kong and would like to visit your Uncle’s farm, and you please introduce to us? We will fly to Penang on 2012-06-28, don’t have any car, just take bus. Many thanks.

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