What is a Gudang Durian? If you durian hunt on Google Maps, you may one day find yourself winding through narrow village alleyways, trying not to scrape your car against the cement walls, searching for a Gudang Durian. Gudang Durians are popular places to eat durian in Java. They sprout up all in all the […]
Ngabul Durian Market is surely one of the most-visited durian sites in Jepara, famous among durian-munching tourists from around Indonesia and the world. Some of the best durian in Indonesia churns through this high-volume durian market. Also some of the worst. It’s possible to have both the best intoxicating, honeyed-cream durian dream and also a […]
Kecapi Village is a large, spread-out durian zone filled with durian trees and durian sellers. It’s an excellent destination for a Jepara Durian Hop, which is exactly what we did one dusty afternoon. Here are 5 Kecapi Durian Sellers we visited and the best durians we’ve eaten in Kecapi from each of them. About Kecapi […]
Isnul’s life was changed for the durian when in 2017 he joined an online chat group called Durian Maniak. He was a durian lover already, who loved Jepara’s distinctive honey-and-cream aroma of durians, and was annoyed that the only durian variety people seemed to know from Jepara was the mythical Petruk, which doesn’t even really […]
Our first night in Jakarta, 2020, we were invited out on the town to the flagship store of Korek Durian, one of the first dedicated durian shops for durian connoisseurs in Jakarta. It was my first time back to Jakarta since I wrote a Jakarta Durian Guide in 2016. How the world has changed! In […]
When national borders closed in March, 2020, we found ourselves suddenly trapped in very long and delicious Thailand Durian Season. 2020 quickly became The Year of Thailand! It was not exactly what I’d dreamed up in my 2019 Durian Goals (I didn’t mention Thailand at all 😳) But no kidding, we ended up eating Thai […]
In 2014, I became obsessed with finding the man who named the Penang Red Prawn durian. It took 3 years. Everyone seemed to know of him. “He was very famous,” durian farmers told me. “People called him the Durian King.” But know one seemed to actually know him. Where was he? “Oh, he’s still around,” […]
“This island has everything,” my friend told me. “You’re not even gonna believe it.” I didn’t believe it. Which is why we waited until nearly the end of the 2020 Thailand Durian Season to cross the South China Sea to check out Koh Phangan Durian Farms. And she was right. I still can’t believe Koh […]
When a quest for birthday coffee yields a 300-year-old ancient durian tree, an abandoned communist camp, and the sweetest homestay couple (who specialize in artisanal local coffee).
The best durian homestay experiences make you feel like you just went home for Christmas. There’s a big warm smile to greet you, a sense of tradition, and an Auntie who feeds you continuously on the best local foods and durian in Thailand. Welcome to home-away-from-home at Baan Mai Hom. About Baan Mai Hom Durian […]
The Luang Valley is brimmed in durian farms and waterfalls. Water spills over the granite cliffs, trickling down through lush durian orchards, leaping and pooling on the granite boulders into several streams that have molded the valley into a heart. It’s an absolutely beautiful place to go on a durian hiking adventure. In this post, […]
It’s super easy to combine a day-trip to Phang Nga Bay and James Bond Island with an epic Southern Thailand durian adventure too.