Cheah Kim Wai, who has been selling durians in SS2, Petaling Jaya, for more than seven years, knows his durians well.
DID you know there is a way to eat your durians to maximise your enjoyment of the fruit?
It should be eaten by their grades, says durian seller Cheah Kim Wai. “You must start by eating the lower grades first, which are much sweeter. The higher the grade, the more bitter the durians are. If you follow this technique you can truly enjoy the taste of the fruit and appreciate the difference between the grades,” says Cheah.
He added that if eaten in reverse, the bitter taste of the higher grade durians will overpower the taste of the lower grade ones.
Cheah, who has been selling durians in SS2, Petaling Jaya for more than seven years, says he sells an average of 300 fruits a day. His stall, www.durianSS2.com (yes, they actually do have a website) opens daily from noon to midnight.
Though he has his own orchard in Pahang, Cheah sells more than 10 varieties of the fruit from various orchards in Johor and Perak, among others.
Although kampung durians are sold cheaply (three fruits for RM10), Cheah has many top rate fruits (that range from RM10 to RM15 per kg) that many fans would testify are worth the cost. Among them are the Durian Raja Kunyit, the Durian Udang Merah, Durian Tracka, Durian 101 and many more.
The durian season may be ending this month but Cheah (like many other vendors) will still have plenty of fruit for durian lovers until at least October.