Those travel around Penang should see (and smell) something special along the road recently, that is, it is durian session (usually from May – August). Normal day, I won’t dare to enjoy it as it will be the WMD in my office. Last Friday, Steven Goh, Criz Lai, FoOd PaRaDiSe, Cariso, and I had a “durian fiesta” at Sungai Batu which is near to Teluk Kumbar, which was invited by the owner’s pretty daughter :love:
First thing first. How to get there? Assuming you are from Bayan Lepas, go straight after Penang International Airport. Go straight, cross the flyover, and pass through 4 traffic lights (I think) until you reach a wider road with trees on both sides. Go straight until you see a mosque on your left, slow down a bit as your fruit stall is just on your right. The stall is next to “Forever Star Electrical and Happy Plumber Trading” and is just in front of the owner’s house having blue rooftop. Alternatively, check this Wiki map.
I have to write this blog in fast or else I can easily forget the genre of the durian I enjoyed. We tried 6 types of durians overall. Some were sweet while others sweet + bitter depend on personal liking. I had summarized them into a table below for easier reference. Higher value of sweetness/bitterness means the durian is sweeter/more bitter respectively.
|葫芦 Hor Lor||2||3||< 15||Sweet outside, bitter inside|
|坤宝 Khun Poh||3||1||< 15||Creamy|
|青皮 Green Skin||2||3||8 – 20||Thick pulp, small seed.|
|红虾 Ang Heh||4||1||10 – 30||Soft and smooth, strong aroma, thick pupl and small seed.|
|塞屁股 A** Sealer??||4||0||< 10||Sweet|
Personally I feel that 红虾 Ang Heh is the winner due to its soft, smooth and thick pulp, and the seeds are small (mean more pulp). It also has kick-a** aroma. The sweetest goes to a special genre introduced by the owner – 塞屁股 A** Sealer. Seriously we don’t know how to translate it into English name but anyway it is really sweet.
The stall now only sell durians, but also other tropical food as well such as mangosteen (1kg = RM3, 2kg = RM5), campedak （red meat 1kg = RM3), langsat (1kg = RM2), and rambutan (1kg = RM2, 3kg = RM5). I tried mangosteen on the spot as well and they were really sweet.
I bought one yellow cempedak back home, and the whole car is full of the wonderful cempedak smell. I went back home and quick quick “operate” it and put into fridge.
There is no signboard for the stall. My special thanks to owner and his daughter who invited us for food fruit review. The owner is called Ah Joo (Tel.: 017-4222248) and he has 17-18 years of fruit farming and selling experience in Sungai Batu. Delivery service is also provided (Call Kelly: 012-4531812) during weekend (full day) or on weekday after 5PM. Minumum order quantity is 10 pieces and is within Penang island only. The durians are all being supplied from Gertak Sanggul while rambutan are from Balik Pulau. There is another branch at Sg Nibong which opens from 4pm-10pm (nearby the kopitiam selling bak kut teh). It also has durian buffet, which is RM25 per adult or RM15 per child (minimum 5 persons) and durians include Hor Lor and Ang Heh.
As a whole, you should pay this stall at least a visit not only for the famous durian genres, but also other delicious tropical fruit. Of course, you can also let them delivered to your door step if you are staying in Penang island. With so many durians + tropical fruits put into tummy, surprisingly I am still survive and everything is normal as of today. Hoho~
|Address:||Sungai Batu, Penang, Malaysia|
|Tel:||017-4222248 (Ah Joo) 012-4531812 (Kelly)|
|Working Hour:||10am - 12am|