|Why stay in a durian farm? This is what you see when you open the window with all the durian trees around you. The fresh and sweet durian smell will really lighten your day.|
|Yup, I "abducted" and "seduced" my two new French couple friend, Jerome and Elise to this place. Durian Seng (he preferred to be called that way) brought all of us for an hour tour to his durian farm. We really opened our eyes with his knowledge in durian and his passion to bring the originality of the durian to everyone. You can also checkout my friends' honeymoon blog here.|
|Artificial fertilizer and chemical pesticide are forbidden from his farm because he got his own way to prevent his tree being attacked by the nasty creatures. This is to ensure his durian are naturally fresh and sweet.|
|This is his oldest tree among all the durian tree. It has been here for more than 60 years and counting. The older the tree, the tastier the durian. It is like red wine - that's what he said.|
|Do not worry about "durian aerial bombardment" when you take a walk in his durian farm. He well secured his tree with a huge web to catch the durian from crashing the ground.|
|We were there in early June so we did not able to try their most popular durians which are Red Prawn and Hor Lor. These 5 stars rating durians are only available near end of June. So sad that we did not hit the prime time.|
|It is quite cute to see a durian this small. I really enjoy this 1-hour journey a lot. It is optional so you can just be there to stay and enjoy the durian.|
|They have other plants here to such as this apricot, bananas, lemongrass and some other plants which will not absorb too much nutrition from the earth. He just do not want these plants to take away the precious nutrition from his beloved durians.|
|Here are the fresh durians to be savored! Look at their stem...all are still green! Normally you see a local durian stall, you will only see dark brown color on the stem. I wonder how many days they have put there or maybe weeks!|
|We were taught on how to choose a good durian. Just 3 simple steps which you can use to choose durians at any durian stall.|
Second: Shake - shake the durian until you hear the sound made by the seed inside. This is to let the durian inside to immerse the smell.
Third: Smell - smell the durian from the top not the bottom. You do not smell a person from their bottom don't you? Haha...the stronger the smell the better it is.
|There are only 4 types of durians that day. I ranked them according to my preference starts from the best which are Lipan a.k.a centipede, Kungpoh Angbak, D604 and Little Red. This is the D604 which I find it rather sweet and very less bitter taste.|
|This is the Kungpoh Angbak. The bitter taste is much stronger and I find it the strongest among all the four. You should put it last to eat because you might not able to taste others after this.|
|Lipan is my favorite because the bitter sweet taste brings a lot of fragrance into your whole mouth and stay in your mouth which you will want for more! Very few Lipan on that day because their season is just started.|
|We were unable to experience the numb taste on the first day of our our stay so we had to wait for the next morning. We had to wake up by 9.00am and be ready to get NUMB!|
|His son chose a D604 and a Lipan for us. We are there to test so we were charged by weight. These two cost us RM38 which I find it very reasonable especially after I understand the true meaning of numb!|
|Started off with D604 because their taste is rather sweet and lighter. Yes, the numb is there right after the first seed. The numbness is at our tongue only. It is simply amazing.|
RM35/pax - Excludes Red Prawn and Hor Lor
RM45/pax - Excludes Red Prawn
RM55/pax - All Kinds of Variety
DURIAN CONNOISSEUR (Level 2)*
• Durian trees 40 years or older
• Thick and wrinkled flesh
RM55/pax - Excludes Red Prawn and Hor Lor
RM65/pax - Excludes Red Prawn
RM75/pax - All Kinds of Variety
DURIAN IN BLACK (Level 3)*
• Durian freshly dropped within two hours
• Sticky and numbing to tongue and lips
RM80/pax - Excludes Red Prawn & Hor Lor
RM100/pax - Excludes Red Prawn
RM120/pax - All Kinds of Variety
* Reservations must be made in advance
P.S: They do not serve any food here. However, if you want rice or bread to mix with the durian, they can provide. As for the breakfast, they willing to help you to take away from a nearby hawker stall for you. The food charges will be billed together with your room stay.
Total Damage: RM430.00
Recommended?: Highly recommended!
BAO SHENG DURIAN FARM
150 Mukim 2, Sungai Pinang, 11010 Balik Pulau
Tel: 012-411 0600 / 012-401 0800
Business Hours: Only available during the durian season, call to check the schedule. They are usually awake around 8.00am.