Fall in love with Singapore’s favourite fruit all over again with these unconventional and yummy ways to eat durian.
Durian lovers, if you are looking for new ways to rekindle your love for this creamy fruit, we show you how the strong flavour of this tasty fruit can be enhanced in other ways. Be ready to get your hands dirty as the sweet flesh of the durian can be enjoyed with everyday foods like coffee, and even soup.
1. Durian smoothie
Use the finger-licking flesh of the durian in your next smoothie. Because durian has a rich flavour, blend just 1/2 cup of durian flesh with 1/2 cup of milk. This smoothie will satisfy your sweet tooth as milk complements the custard-like texture of the durian perfectly.
2. Durian sandwich
Durian, spread on top of bread? Sounds like a treat. On low heat, warm some durian flesh and a splash of milk in a pan. Let this puree cool before spreading it on wholemeal bread for a delicious snack that won’t leave you feeling guilty.
3. Durian coffee
How about blending the two foods Singaporeans love the most? In a blender, mix 1/4 cup of durian flesh with 1/2 cup black coffee. No milk is required as the creamy consistency of the durian lends its milky taste to your cup of joe.
4. Durian ice cream
Freeze durian seeds to enjoy a quick and yummy ice cream treat. Aside from making durian smell less pungent, freezing durian seeds also enhances the texture of durian as it removes some of its moisture content, bumping up the sweetness of this fruit. It spells the sweetest end to your meal – with no added sugar, of course.
5. Durian soup
Use the sweet and savoury flavours of durian to elevate the taste of soups or curries. Aside from adding sweetness to every spoonful, durian also enhances the richness of the broth. Plus, you get a yummy and warm seed of durian to munch on during your meal.
6. Grilled durian
This delightful twist will send your tastebuds into overdrive with its unique and fabulous taste. Grill a seed of durian for a few minutes on each side. Bite into this crispy seed and wait for its sweet and warm flesh to melt in your mouth. You’ll be convinced that this is the only way to eat durian after this gastronomical experience.
7. Durian rice
Want to impress your guests with a quick and easy homemade dessert? Make the creamy durian flesh the star. Cook rice in a pot of coconut milk, and stir in durian flesh. Enjoying sweet rice with custard-like chunks of durian is a wonderful way to fall in love with this fruit all over again.