Chinese actors have 'Eternal Love' for Malaysian durian

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  • Saturday, 08 Dec 2018

Chinese stars Chen , Liang, Sun and Wang at dimsums second anniversary celebration in Sunway Pyramid last week.

Our King of Fruits, the Durian, is so irresistible that when the young stars of dimsum's Chinese time-travelling costume drama series The Eternal Love came to Malaysia, it was the first thing on their mind.

In fact, the four mainland actors – Liang Jie, Sun Yi Ning, Wang Hao Ge, Chen You Wei – were so excited to savour the thorny fruit that they didn’t even mind having to squat outside the hotel.

This was because durian is banned inside hotels due to its pungent aroma. Since they couldn’t wait to try the fruit, the four enjoyed the fruit right outside its premises instead.

Wang, 22, sang praises of the king of fruit. “The durian here is so delicious.

“The flavours are especially intense,” said the young man who reprises his role as the 14th Prince Mo Jing Xuan in Season Two of the series, which is currently available on dimsum.

The only one who refrained was Liang, 24, who plays female lead Qu Xiao Tan. “I did not dare to try it as I had never eaten it before. I just keep hearing others say good things about it,” said the actress who first appeared in 2016 sports drama Go! Goal! Fighting!, also available on dimsum.

Qu Xiao Tan (Liang Jie, R) with her maid Jing Xin (Sun Yi Ning) in Chinese time-travelling costume drama series The Eternal Love.

Another Malaysian delicacy they loved was the tummy- warming bak kut teh (herbal pork stew). Sun, 25, who plays Qu’s maid Jing Xin, tried bak kut teh for the first time here, and deemed it the most memorable meal for her.

“I am going to miss Malaysian cuisine most of all, especially the very tasty bak kut teh,” she said.

Although he was youngest of the lot, Chen was the only one who had been to Malaysia before and had stories to share.

“The first time I came to Malaysia, I took a trip to the beach to enjoy the sun and surf. This is my second time here, and I’m very happy that I got to taste genuine bak kut teh this time,” said 20-year-old, who first appeared in another time-travelling Chinese series Cinderella Chef (2018), which was recently added on dimsum.

The four were in Subang Jaya, Selangor, to meet their Malaysian fans at Sunway Pyramid where they celebrated dimsum’s second-year anniversary party.

Chinese stars Chen , Liang, Sun and Wang at dimsum's second anniversary celebration in Sunway Pyramid last week. Photo: The Star/Izzrafiq Alias

As part of the anniversary celebration, dimsum announced a special offer on the subscription fee.

Subscribers can choose to sign up for six months and pay only RM59 (normal rate RM83). or for 12 months and pay only RM99 (normal rate RM165).

The promotion will last until 31 January 2019.

The Eternal Love Season Two is now streaming on dimsum every Monday at 8pm; while Season One of the costume drama is already available in full on dimsum.

dimsum is a Malaysian subscription ­video-on-demand service operated by SMG Entertainment Sdn Bhd (formerly known as Star Online Sdn Bhd, part of Star Media Group). Currently available in Malaysia and Brunei, dimsum supports Samsung Smart TV, Chromecast and AirPlay for subscribers to binge-watch all shows on a bigger screen. All new subscribers will enjoy 30 days of free access. For more information, visit dimsum or follow dimsum on Facebook or Instagram.

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