Price Compilation: Cheapest Durian Vendors in Singapore to Satisfy Your Mao Shan Wang Cravings
Remember the meme going around the internet whereby 13 men committed suicide after Princess Qajar rejected their offer for marriage (fake news)?
source: Photo of Princess Qajar
Should the fake news be true, Durian, the King of Fruits will very much be like Princess Qajar in the story. While some hated the scent and sight of it, there are others who will die for it.
Very much like dating a princess, eating durian comes with a price too.
In this Seedly Recommends article, we did a price comparison on durian stalls around Singapore, so that you won’t have to.
Where to find the cheapest durian?
Using the more commonly known Mao Shan Wang durian as the main factor for comparison, we compiled a list of durian vendors which we can put out hands on.
- Based on the latest price comparison, King Fruits Durian and Ah Sam Durian seem to have the cheapest Mao Shan Wang durian at $10 per kg.
- The durian sellers that do delivery are Dr Durian, Durian 36, Spike Empire Durian, TOP Durian Station, Melvin’s Durian, Durian Prince, Durian 69, Fruit Monkeys and Sin Durian
- Some durian sellers sell their durian dehusked. Hence, it is important to take that into account when it comes to weight.
- It is also a good habit to check out the durian seller’s reviews on Facebook to make a better decision before purchasing from them.
- Prices are also updated regularly on their Facebook and website.
- The list is updated as of 2 August 2018.
|Name of Durian Stall||Price of Durian/kg||Address||Provides Delivery?||Contacts|
|King Fruits Durian||Mao Shan Wang: $10-$12/kg|
Wang Zhong Wang (WZW): $12/kg
Golden Pheonix: $12/kg
|Blk 22 Havelock Road |
Phone: 8533 0561
|Ah Sam Durian||Mao Shan Wang: $10/kg|
Red prawn: $12/kg
D88: $12/kg D13: $12/kg
Wang Zhong Wang: $15/kg
Special select Wang Zhong Wang: 18/kg
|263 serangoon central drive #01-59 Singapore 550263||No||Phone: 9368 2294
|Mr Durian||Mao Shan Wang: $13/kg||140, rangoon road #01-00 s(218418)||No||Phone: 8284 3222
|Durian 36||Mao Shan Wang: $15/$18/$25/kg Redprawn: $5/$8/$10/$15 piece||Lorong 36, 608 Geylang Road, 389547||Yes||Phone: +65 9889 4906 (Alvin) +65 8420 4727 (Billy)
Website: http://www.durian36.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/durian36sg/
|Dr Durian||Mao Shan Wang: $16/kg||338 Ang Mo Kio Ave 1 #01-1657||Yes||Phone: 6100 7557 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrDurianSg/|
|Combat Durian Balestier||Mao Shan Wang: S$18/kg||249 Balestier Road Singapore 329727||No||Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Combat-Durian-Balestier-Singapore-159016387480898/|
|Spike Empire Durian||Mao Shan Wang S-M: $16/kg
Mao Shan Wang premium (L): $20/kg Top notch Empire king: $24/kg
JingFeng: $12 & $16/kg
Tai yuan: $15/kg
|108 Hougang ave 1 #01-1281 s530108||Yes||Phone: 9398 4090 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SpikeEmpireDurian/|
|TOP Durian Station||Mao Shan Wang: $17-$21/kg|
Black Gold: $25/kg
Butter King: $12/kg
Gan Yao: $10/kg
|#01-06c Blk156 Bukit Batok Street 11 Singapore 650156|
Block 963 Jurong West Street 91 #01-316 Singapore 640963
Phone: 8427 8988
|Melvin’s Durian||Mao Shan Wang: $18/kg|
Black gold: $22/kg
Jin Feng: $15/kg
Ku Wang: $12/kg
Wu Zhi: $12/kg
Black pearl: $12/kg
Tian Xiang: $10/kg
Red prawn: $10/kg
|1 Upper Aljunied Lane (in front of Prime Supermarket)|
Phone: 8869 0781
|The Durian Prince||Pahang Blackgold Mao Shan Wang: $18/kg
Mao Shan Wang: $16/kg
Golden phoenix: $16/kg
Super XO/D24: $14/kg
Super XO/D24 (old tree): $16/kg
|Blk 117 Aljunied Ave 2 #01-142 Singapore 380117||Yes||Phone: 9060 0798
|Durian Kaki||Mao Shan Wang: $20-$22/kg|
Black Pearl: $14/kg
Mei Qiu: $14/kg
Red Prawn: $10/kg
|Junction Nine, #01-83, 18 Yishun Ave 9, S768892||No||Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DurianKakiSG/
Phone: 8405 8509
|Ah Seng Durian||Mao Shan Wang: $20/kg|
|Blk 20 Ghim Moh Market #01-119 to #01-122|
Ghim Moh Road 270020
|Good Durian||Mao Shan Wang (Grade A): $20/kg|
Pahang Grade B MSW at $14/kg
Pahang XOD24 at $11/kg (Sweet with slight twist of bitter)
|Block 453 Ang Mo Kio Ave 10 #01-1805||No||Phone: 9226 3109
|Leong Tee Durian||Mao Shan Wang: $20/kg||264 Tanjong Katong Road|
Phone: 6346 6683
|The Durian Tree||Mao Shan Wang: $21/kg|
Golden Phoenix: $19/kg
Black Pearl: $13/kg
Green Bamboo: $14/kg
|Blk 277 Bukit Batok East Avenue 3 (7.75 mi)|
Phone: 9812 4148
|227 Katong Durian||Mao Shan Wang: $22/kg|
Golden Phoenix: $17/kg
Black Pearl: $12/kg
Sultan XOD24: $12/kg
Penang Red Prawn: $12/kg
D1, D13, D101: $10/kg
Red Prawn & Kampung: $10/kg
|227 East Coast Road Singapore 428924||No||Phone: +65 9751 4828 Website: http://227katongdurian.com/. Email: email@example.com|
|Durian Mpire||Mao Shan Wang: $22/kg||22 Yio Chu Kang Road, Highland Center, #01-01|
Phone: 6487 2777
|Sindy Durian||Mao Shan Wang: $22-26/kg||89 Whampoa Drive #01-835|
Phone: 9710 2427
|Durian 69||Mao Shan Wang (Dehusked): $80/kg|
Goldren Pheonix: $16/kg
|227 Jalan Kayu|
Phone: 8748 6969
|Fruit Monkeys at Rangoon 88||Old Tree Signature "Black Gold" Mao Shan Wang: $24/kg|
Champion D13: $13/kg
Johor Red Prawn: $14/kg
Highland Bentong D24: $14/kg
Bentong WZW: $22/kg
|88 Rangoon Road #01-07 Singapore S218374||Yes||Phone: 9145 2860
|Sin Durian||Pahang Blackgold:$22/kg|
Old tree D101: $12/kg
Jin Feng: $15/kg
Champion Johor Red Prawn: $12/kg
Spdxo (Pahang): $12/kg
|Blk 113 Aljunied AVE 2 #01-15 Singapore 380113||Yes||Phone: 8247 8111
Further reading: Know your durians
Durian season usually starts from June or July and lasts till the month of September. Given the steep price of durians, satisfying of durian cravings usually require blowing a hole in one’s pocket.
We do have good news for durian lovers this durian season!
Due to an oversupply of durians, the prices are expected to be lower than usual. The usual price for Mao Shan Wang durian is about $28 to $35 per kg. According to the list compiled above, we know that the price has decreased this durian season, making it a good time to satisfy your durian cravings.
With so many different types of durians out there, allow us to throw in a bit of information on their main differences too!
Mao Shan Wang
Mao Shan Wang comes with a combination of both bitter and sweet flesh. It is usually creamy in texture with a strong bittersweet taste. Till today, it remains one of the most popular choices for Singaporeans.
How to differentiate: Star-shaped mark at the bottom of its husk
Usually thick and creamy and less overwhelming in terms of flavour. Recommended for first-time durian eater.
How to differentiate: Stem is usually shorter compared to other breeds. A brown-coloured ring at the bottom of the stem.
The flesh of Red Prawn is usually orange-red in colour. It is more on the sweet side.
How to differentiate: Shell is brown in colour, with short thorns.
Golden Phoenix, unlike Red Prawn, lies on the other extreme of the taste buds. It is more known for its bitter taste.
How to differentiate: Sharp needle-like thorns. Fruit usually oval in shape.
Like its name, XO durians give an aftertaste similar to that of drinking an alcohol.
How to differentiate: Thorns usually pointed inwards at the base of the fruit.
Higher grade than the famous Mao Shan Wang, and comes with an intensive buttery, bitter aftertaste.
How to differentiate: Dark greyish undertones on the flesh.
How to choose a durian to make it worth your money
- Smell: Smell along the indentations of the durian. Note the strong durian smell. If there isn’t any, the fruit is probably not ripe.
- Shake the fruit: If it feels as though the flesh of the fruit has lots of room to move, the fruit is probably not ripe yet.
- Pay attention to the shape of the durian. Irregular shapes usually mean that the fruit is creamier.
- Ensure that the vendor opens a new durian in front of your eyes to prevent them from trying to sell you one that was rejected by the previous customer.
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