Durian Sweet-o-meter

Sweet, bitter or something in-between? We’ve sorted out seven of the most popular durian cultivars in Singapore according to taste.
green_star = bitter   yellow_star = sweet

Durian 2016

Mao Shan Wang (or Musang King) green_stargreen_stargreen_stargreen_staryellow_star

  • Tastes bitter at the start, ends with a lingering sweetness
  • Smooth and creamy with little or no fibres
  • Genuine Mao Shan Wang durians have a star shape pattern at the bottom of the husk

Hor Lor (or Hu Lu)green_stargreen_stargreen_starhalf staryellow_star

  • Bitter with some sweet notes
  • Sticky and pasty
  • Named after its shape resembling a bottle gourd (Hu Lu).

D24 (or Sultan Durian)green_stargreen_stargreen_staryellow_staryellow_star

  • Sweet and nutty with a slightly bitter after-taste
  • Very creamy and smooth
  • Used to be such a rarity that only the Sultans in Malaysia got to eat them, hence the name

Jin Feng (or Golden Phoenix)green_stargreen_starhalf staryellow_staryellow_star

  • Generally sweet with a slight bitterness. If you prefer it more bitter, choose those with a brown husk.
  • Fleshy with a runny texture
  • Named after the couple who registered it:  the man was called Jin (Golden) and the lady Feng (Phoenix).

Zhu Jiao (or Green Bamboo)green_stargreen_staryellow_staryellow_staryellow_star

  • Predominantly sweet with a hint of bitterness and a mustard tang
  • Buttery and fibrous
  • Has a yellowish hollow core which can be seen when the fruit is open.


  • Milder tasting sweet durian
  • Less fibrous than most durians
  • Good “entry level” durian for beginners due to its milder taste and large seeds.

Ang Heh (or Red Prawn)half staryellow_staryellow_staryellow_staryellow_star

  • Predominantly sweet, occasionally bittersweet
  • Creamy and smooth
  • Named after their orangey flesh and  curved arils which resemble the prawn.

Durian Fest 2016

Hungry for durians? Join us for an all-you-can-eat durian buffet consisting of premium durians like Mao Shan Wang, Red Prawn, Jin Feng, and other tropical fruits such as mangosteens, rambutans and more.

Durian Fest 2016

Dates: 18 , 19, 20, 21 Aug (Tickets selling out fast!)

Time: 6pm – 7.30pm  or  8pm – 9.30pm

Venue: The Coliseum, Hard Rock Hotel Singapore


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