3 Places To Find Durian All Year | Kuala Lumpur

Maybe you're passing through Kuala Lumpur on a business trip, have a lucky layover, or this is your only chance to travel in Southeast Asia. Whatever  - you're in Kuala Lumpur and so help you, durian is first and foremost on your mind.

This post is for you. These are the three places in Kuala Lumpur you are most likely to find durian any time of year. I'm warning you now: It will be expensive and you better not be picky. But it will be durian. And it will be good.  (Know some where else? Help everyone out by leaving a comment).

Announcing Our 2015 Group Tour

Sometimes, this blog doesn't share the experience enough. 

I try to take good photos. I try to write awesome descriptions of durians. But I know in my heart that it's a flat, 2-dimensional representation of a magical, overwhelming sensory experience.  So often Rob and I talk about you, our wonderful readers, as we munch our durians.  If only they could be here with us right here with us now, we sigh. 

This year you can.

Is Durian Heaty? What Science Says

Recently Rob and I were sitting at a durian stall, contentedly licking our fingers after a pretty epic durian meal.

We were feeling satiated and content, but the ladies who'd watched us eat were worried. They pursed their lips, shook their heads, and thrust durian shells full of water at us.

"They're worried about you eating so much durian," a man said. "Don't you feel hot?"

King of the King Pahang Durian Stall, SS2 | Kuala Lumpur

I recently spent two weeks in Kuala Lumpur, mostly at this durian stall.

Like, I'm not kidding. I went to this durian stall almost every night. I was just starting to work on a study comparing the beliefs and perspectives of durian lovers around the world,  and I thought hanging out at a durian stall would be a good opportunity to meet Malaysian durian lovers and talk to them about how they feel about durian.

And while I was there.. why not eat some durian too?

Photo Tour of A Brief History of Durian Exhibition | Singapore

This week, a unique exploration of durian in the history and culture of Singapore is on display at the National University of Singapore.

If you can't make it to the exhibit don't worry. I couldn't either, so Martina and Wanda were kind enough to give me a virtual tour to share with you. Scroll on to get your tour by video, or, if you have bandwidth cap like me, just enjoy the photos.

Wai Durian Stall in SS2 | Kuala Lumpur

This is Mr. Wai, the affable owner of a durian stall in Kuala Lumpur where I spent the first Friday night of 2015.

The stall is just one of a clump of three or more durian restaurants in the SS2 area, an area that has always managed to confuse me while at the same time being one of my favorite places to hang out in Asia.

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