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Fruits For Desserts

on August 31, 2015

I was surprised when a “missing” friend appeared and shared his good news of an achievement he made.

A time for celebration indeed and it was an obvious choice – Italian!

Our usual haunt we went, along Sixth Avenue as I knew we both liked the Italian Restaurant there and next to it was the Durian fruit stall and I loved tropical fruits.

Dinner was simply salad and sauteed garlic mushrooms with a bowl of soup to be shared between the two of us.

The real “dinner” was his belly to be filled with durians.

As usual, he asked for the Rolls Royce of Durian.

Mao Shan or Cat Mountain species of durian used to pip X.O. and D24.

But last night, the stall helper produced a durian smaller than the size of a football. He claimed it was “the best”!! I do not know how to pronounce the breed of this species of durian.

Best things come at a price and this teeny tiny fruit cost $64!!

It contained less than 15 small seeds and I ate 2 tiny seeds with disposable gloves on the table.

“Bitter sweet and rather creamy….as if eating a warm pudding” – it was indeed tasty. Thumbs up!!

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Durian Feast With Fella

For takeaway, I got some longkong fruit which came in a bunch as if like grapes.

These brown skin globules with white fleshy slivers of fruit tightly packed in a ball grew in globes out of a central spine.

Sourish sweet…excellent for my palate!

2 bunches was weighed at $8.

The chatty stall holder was enjoying my company and gave me a free Harum Manis mango and a $2 discount from the bill.

$110!! The final bill for dessert.

Our actual Italian dinner cost $40.

Satiated we went home.

Ha ha!! Fruits cost more!!

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Back To Front: Melons, Rambutans, Mangosteens & Longkong

I missed this fella and was glad he showed up.

Good company is always good to have 🙂

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8 responses to “Fruits For Desserts

  1. $64 for one piece of fruit? I hope that was the most amazing piece of fruit ever!

  2. scifihammy says:

    Always great to see old friends, and I’m glad you had a lovely evening out. The fruit looks quite exotic. 🙂

  3. What a great catch up with yummy Durian to be highlight of the day! 😉

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