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by michelle tam
A Sydney local challenging his tastebuds with the 'king of fruits', the Durian.
PETALING JAYA: Durian lovers in Sydney can now get the King of Fruits from four outlets there.
Fresh chilled Musang King durian is available at Van An Grocery at 8/44 Park Road, Cabramatta; LeAnn Asian Grocery Shop at 3256 Chapel Road Bankstown; Yao Shi International at 232c Beamish Street, Campsie and Eastland Supermarket, 109 John Street.
On Tuesday, the trial shipment of fresh chilled durian from Malaysia successfully cleared quarantine and custom checking at the Sydney Airport.
"The quality was very good. The durian flesh retained the colour, taste and firm texture," said Mardi senior principal research officer Latifah Mohd Noor when contacted by The Star Online.
It was exported with modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) technology developed by the Malaysian Agricultural Research and Development Institute (Mardi).
Latifah said the product enjoyed a positive reception from Sydneysiders during consumer studies conducted over the weekend.
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