It’s been about 7 months since I last blogged about Durian Empire in Punggol. And the business is still going strong. I was at Punggol Plaza this evening to visit the post office next door, and also ‘cos he was keen on getting some durians at Durian Empire: the current ‘$15 for 2 MSW durians’ offer is very tempting indeed. Everyone stood in line and there was no fuss. One lady from Durian Empire even handed out chilled bottles of Dasani water – 600ml each! Where else do you find service like that? If you want to eat durians in Punggol or just purchase some to take home, I think you should make Durian Empire at Punggol Plaza your first stop. 🙂
I think he bought a total of 10 durians. 😀
The flesh is firm, though there aren’t many seeds. I’m going to borrow from the “cheap, fast, good” theory and say that there’s no such thing as “cheap, tasty and many seeds” when it comes to durians. If you want cheap and tasty durians, expect that there will be few seeds. If you want tasty durians with lots of seeds, then expect that it’ll come at a price. *wink* If you want to pay only for the weight of those ‘seeds’ and not the husks, then you can check out DurianDelivery.com.sg. They remove the husks and only sell you the durian flesh (with the seeds within of course). There’s the advantage of ensuring you have enough durian for everyone if you’re throwing a party. You don’t want to buy whole durians only to find out after opening them that there are too few seeds within.
Durian Empire’s operating hours depend very much on when their durian stocks arrive, so I’d highly recommend that you stalk them on their Facebook page for daily updates: