Mmm.. durians. Just thinking about it makes us drool!
But the king of fruits can get a little pricey and it sucks if the taste doesn’t match the price you paid for.
If you had such experience, here’s a durian guide featuring only the trusty heartland durian stalls to help you with your durian cravings. It’s as authentic as it gets, guaranteed!
1. Honest & No Cheat Durians – Leong Tee Fruit Trader
This durian stall has been around for over 20 years!! No joke, some of us actually grew up eating Uncle Leong’s durian!
There’s a stream of loyal customers who know that Uncle Leong only serves the best durian.
Just look at the amount of fans he’s got on Facebook. With close to 3000 followers and a general rating of 4.8/5.0 for his durians, you really need to make Uncle Leong one of your go-to heartland durian stalls.
Plus, Uncle Leong is known for is honesty too!
His all-you-can-eat durian buffet is priced at $40, and a kilo of Mao Shan Wang (Musang King) will cost you about $18. That sure is a pretty sweet deal!
Leong Tee Fruit Trader
Address: 264 Tanjong Katong Road, Singapore 437051
Opening Hours: 2:00PM – 10:00PM (Daily)
Contact no.: +65 6346 6683
Facebook: Leong Tee Durian
2. It’s All About The Kampong (Wild) Durians – Wan Li Xiang Durian Stall
This is probably the last durian stall still standing in Dempsey.
Here’s another fun fact – Wan Li Xiang is one of a few durian stalls that still offers durians sourced from our very own Pulau Ubin.
These Kampong durians come by usually at 3pm, but are usually gone in a matter of hours.
Fortunately, you can secure yourself some tender durian goodness by placing a pre-order.
Just let the Ah Di, the veteran stall owner know your preference of bitter or sweet and he’ll pick the right one for you.
Wang Li Xiang Durian Stall
Address: 7 Dempsey Hill, Singapore 249670 (Secluded carpark at the end of right hand side of the fork road after Blk 7 Dempsey Hill)
Opening Hours: 3:00PM – 12:00AM (Daily)
Contact no.:+65 9756 2385,+65 9018 2853
Facebook: Wan Li Xiang Durian @ Dempsey
3. Best For Non-Mandarin/Dialect Speaking Patrons – Sindy Durians
Shy to flaunt the Mandarin you picked up from watching Channel 8?
Just head to Sindy Durian to get your durian cravings fixed without any miscommunication as they converse well in English.
A family-run business, Sindy has been running their durian stall for over 30 years! They were previously in Balestier before moving to Whampoa.
They were also one of the first durian stalls in Singapore to provide durian vacuum packing for overseas travel since 2005. In fact, they occasionally ship durians to Hong Kong. Other durian stalls were then inspired by this ‘durian influencer’ and have since followed suit.
Address: 01-835, 89 Whampoa Drive, 320089
Opening Hours: 2:00pm – 10:00pm (Daily)
Contact no.: +65 97102427
Facebook: Sindy Durian
5. Yesss to Durian Buffet – 211 House Of Durian
Ask anyone from Toa Payoh about the best durian stalls and they’ll surely mention 211!
Formerly known as Sin Yee Wang Durian, 211’s durians are driven in daily from Malaysia! This ensures the freshness of the fruit that we all crave for.
But the real attraction of this durian stall lies in their durian buffets held usually end of season to clear durian stock.
Expect to shell out S$20 as an adult, BUT be prepared to fall in love with the endless supply of fantastic durians for just a fraction of its usual price.
Keep a look out on their Facebook page for the next buffet details.
While you’re at it, you can also try their durian soft serve ice cream or buy a pack of durian puree for your baking needs.
211 House of Durian Pte Ltd
Address: #01-21, 211 Lorong 8 Toa Payoh, Singapore 310211
Opening Hours: 10:00AM – 10:00PM (Daily)
Contact no.: +65 9108 3710
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: 211 House Of Durian
6. Seriously Reasonably Priced Durians – Botak Kho
He gets his name from his squeaky clean shaven head, but he’s also known for selling high-grade durians at an affordable price.
We’re talking about $16 for each kilo of Mao Shan Wang, but the price can fluctuate during the durian season.
His pop-up durian stall only opens during the durian season and most of his customers are old time regulars. That’s how good his reputation is.
To check on prices and availability, just follow his blog – Botak Kho Durians.
His durians come in daily at 2pm and we recommend his Red Prawn and Mao Shan Wang durians.
Address: Block 157 Bukit Batok Street 11
Opening Hours: 1:00PM – 10:00PM (Daily)
Contact no.: +65 8156 2247
Blog: Botak Kho Durians
7. Best To Go With Friends – Durian Kaki
Durian Kaki has an interesting story behind it.
The business is formed by a tight knit group of durian lovers.
They went high and low, from Malacca to Johor and even Kalimantan, Indonesia to learn everything about the king of fruits.
After some flat tyres, getting lost in foreign land and countless mosquitoes attack, Durian Kaki was formed.
Today, there are 6800-odd followers on their Facebook page and their durians are rated at 4.5/5 stars.
Their Mao San Wang, Mei Qiu and Jin Feng will not disappoint you.
Here’s a true story coming up. We’ve visited Durian Kaki a few times. Once, they opened a durian that just didn’t smell so good. Without hesitation, they threw the whole durian into a bin, and opened another. That just shows their commitment to serving their customers the best durians.
Address: Junction 9, Yishun Avenue 9, #01-83 Singapore 768897
Opening Hours: 2:00PM – 11:00PM (Daily)
Contact no.: +65 8405 8509
Facebook: Durian Kaki
8. Durian King of the West – Ah Seng Durian
Here’s super famous durian stall for Singaporeans in the west. In fact, Ah Seng Durian is regarded highly by Singaporeans all over the island.
Ah Seng Durian carries a wide range of durians – Mao Shan Wang, D15, Bak You, Xian Hong and even Green Skin durians.
Here’s how crazy the crowd gets at Ah Seng Durian. We can’t believe it!
Just look at the picture below. Their Jin Feng (golden phoenix) is absolutely gorgeous.
We have to constantly remind ourselves to not check their Facebook page before lunch time. It’s super tempting, you just can’t wait to head there straight away after work.
They also have durian puree at $20 per packet while a vacuum packed Mao Shan Wang goes at $40 per pack.
Ah Seng Durian
Address: Block 20, #01-119 to #01-122 Ghim Moh Market, 270020 (stall is right inside the middle of the market)
Opening Hours: 10:00AM – 8:00PM (Daily)
Contact no.: +65 9465 6160
Facebook: Ah Seng Durian
9. Best For Durian Party – The Durian Tree
This heartland durian stall is known for three things – great durians, fantastic customer service, and honesty.
They also offer deliveries – you don’t even need to step out of your house to get your durian fix!
And the best part of all, The Durian Tree has ample sitting space for those who would like to hold a small durian party.
The durians available include the luscious Black Gold durian, King of King, Mao Shan Wang, XXXOD24 and D88.
Just give their hotline a call or check out their Facebook page for availability.
The Durian Tree
Address: Block 277 Bukit Batok East Avenue 3, Singapore 650277
Opening Hours: 2:00PM – 11:00PM (Daily)
Contact no.: +65 9812 4148
Facebook: The Durian Tree
There you have it, 9 good old heartland durian stalls that are bound to keep you durian happy for days.
Enjoy the fruit and feast as soon as you can. But don’t forget to drink lots of water after your date with the durians!
How do you like your durian? Drop us a comment and let us know.
Header image source: yelp.com.sg
Also, read Bitter or Sweet? Guide To Identifying Your Favourite Durian Types