I decided to try the frozen durians here. The reasons being:
1) I never tried those b4 and have been wanting to try them coz I wanna know how different are the taste of those as compared to the fresh ones back home
Hence, last week I went to Laguna (Asian Grocery) at QV to get myself the frozen durians. Laguna sells 2 kinds of frozen durian - one imported from Thailand and another from Malaysia - the popular D24. D24 is one of the most popular and expensive durians in Malaysia because of its good quality. I never knew Melbourne has Malaysian durian (only 1 species ~D24) and thought there is only Thai's. Also, sometimes Safeway has got some whole durians (from Thai as well) there. I wanted to get Malaysia's D24 but it has been SOLD OUT... and I went back twice and was still no stock on it =( So, no choice, Thai durian then. About Thai durians, I've only tried it a few times when I was a younger, and from memory, they don't taste very good and it often has very huge flesh inside, hence a bit too much to even have 2 seeds of them. But heck, I MUST hav durians. LOL. So, here it is:
Frozen Durian (without seeds btw), $5.29
This is how they look like
As u can c, the durian has been wrapped and it doesn't look very appetizing... Neway, I have let it thaw by sitting on the table a few hours b4 I eat it.
the durian after I opened the wrapper
ooOOoo, I have had one bite b4 taking the last pic... so the edge of the durian I'm holding might probably look gross. Haha. Neway, they just stack 2 seeds, I think, and wrap them into 1. Therefore, tts very meaty esp since they have removed the durian's seeds. HOW do they taste like? Well, I can only say my memory did not fail me. However, I did feel blissful to be able to eat it here since I have been craving for it for the past month. And... because its so meaty, I only had 1 and left another one in the fridge (not freezer as I was thinking tt I don't have to unfreeze it again the next morning.) When I wanna eat it the next day, the durian bcome a bit watery and there IS actually some "water" in the tupperware and when i eat it, it tasted a little bit sour... I ate some and throw the rest... (I should have put them in freezer!)
I'm not sure I gonna buy this Thai frozen durians again as its inferior quality (comparatively) makes me miss the fresh Malaysian durians even more. Nonetheless, I probably will try the frozen D24 if I c it next time.