Cover Jim Teo/Unsplash

Satisfy your cravings for the King of Fruits with these delicious creations

This article was published on March 6, 2020, and updated on June 21, 2022. Additional reporting by Amanda Goh.

There's no denying Singaporeans' love for durians, and it's the King of Fruits for a reason: whether you eat the fruit or enjoy it as a dessert, you won't be able to resist its complex flavours—rich, sweet and bittersweet at the same time. As durian season approaches, there is no better time to savour this indulgent fruit, be it by itself or in a dessert. Here are some to try this season. 

Don't miss: 5 of the Most Indulgent Chocolate Desserts in Singapore

1. D24 Strawberry Mascarpone Filo

Created as part of Goodwood Park Hotel’s Durian Fiesta lineup this year, this decadent tart sees thin and delicate layers of filo pastry filled with creamy durian mousse and light mascarpone cream. It’s then crowned with fresh strawberries and roasted pistachios, adding texture to the mouth-watering treat while balancing its rich flavours.  

Goodwood Park Hotel, 22 Scotts Road, S(228221), +65 6730 1786 

Read more: Goodwood Park’s Annual Durian Fiesta Returns—Here are 5 Best Treats to Order

2. Stinky Bomb

The Stinky Bomb is 99 Old Tree’s interpretation of the classic durian puff, comprising thin choux pastry generously stuffed with a wonderful medley of rich Mao Shang Wang flesh and light cream. The puff is finished with a craquelin top, adding a delicate crunch to the treat. It’s crisp on the outside, while rich and creamy on the inside—one is definitely not enough.

99 Old Trees, 1 Teo Hong Road, S(088321), +65 9822 2495

3. Mao Shan Wang Durian Cake

If you love cake and durian, you will love this Mao Shan Wang cake by local brand Sinpopo. The signature comprises fluffy sponge cake slathered with generous layers of light cream and creamy Mao Shan Wang durian flesh. It’s finished with a thin layer of cake crumb and more Mao Shan Wang pulp.

Sinpopo (multiple outlets), Funan Mall, 01-107 North Bridge Road, S(179105), +65 6970 1080

In case you missed it: Taste of Tradition: 6 Old-School Confectioneries and Bakeries in Singapore

4. Durian Salat

A spinoff of the Peranakan classic dessert, kueh salat, the culinary team uses the buttery flesh of the Mao Shan Wang or Wang Zong Wang durian (instead of kaya) to create the creamy custard. Set atop the traditional base of glutinous rice with a blue hue, thanks to the butterfly pea flower. Click here to order. 

Chalk Farm, B1-K24 Paragon Shopping Centre, 290 Orchard Road, S(238859), +65 6235 2872

5. Durian Crème Brulee

Always a classic is chef Chung Deming’s version of crème brulee—a perfect marriage of east-meets-west. The velvety custard is combined with the punchy flavours of the durian, and the caramelised sugar gives it a sweet finish. Click here to order. 

The Quarters, 01-09 Icon Village, 16 Enggor Street, S(079717), +65 6834 4174

© 2022 Tatler Asia Limited. All rights reserved.