Durian season is here, and the harvest period has been abnormally delayed by adverse hot weather conditions, and surging demand this year, so we are not as fortunate as those who have savoured the bumper crops in 2015. While the fruit is more expensive this season – an average price hike of 40% above past season’s prices – it is still not too difficult to indulge in the King of Fruits.
As with recent durian seasons past, it is customary for Singaporean chefs and confectioners have annually crafted unusual yet tasty dessert versions of our favourite thorny fruit (check them out here, you wouldn’t believe the lengths they had taken last year).
But this year literally takes the cake. With so many variations of this spiked fruit making its rounds in Singapore this period – from durian cheese cups to durian sticky rice with ice cream – we’ve cut through the noise and picked out some of the unique desserts that are truly worth trying.