It is Durian season now for unlimited Durian in Malaysia! Here is the complete list of them!
Durian, also regarded as king of fruits by the South East Asian, is one of the must have fruit notably in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and Thailand. This seasonal fruit typically is widely available from the month of June to August. (It is just around the corner!) Depending on the climate, these trees sometimes produce more fruits and extend their seasonal period in certain years. However, the durian season might get a bit unpredictable nowadays due to climate change. Although they might look alike with each other, this fruit comes with various species with some of the top selections such as Musang King, D24, D16, D160, Red Prawn, and not to forget the new star, Black Thorn. Due to the local tropical climate, Malaysia grow a variety of fruits (Learn about local Malaysian Fruits). Malaysian also takes this opportunities to commercialize durian fruit in various ways. You probably heard of Best Durian Buffet, or Top Durian Buffet located at major hubs of Kuala Lumpur and Selangor, which are highly dense in Petaling Jaya. These durian buffet outlets offer most of the common kind of durians with all-you-can-eat concept. Can’t wait to have the unlimited durians dine-in experience to quench your cravings? Here is a list of the durian buffet outlets:
1. Donald’s Durian
Being the pioneer of the durian stalls at Petaling Jaya, it is famous with people coming from around the globe to devour the durians at their place. Besides the historical part, it is worth to highlight their acceptance of credit card payment, which is very handy especially when you can’t resist savouring on the premium durians that are sold by weight (not included in buffet style). Currently, they are taking a short break, expecting to come back on July, according to their updates on their Facebook page. Keep an eye so that you don’t miss the chance to enjoy free flow durians until you get your pungent burp of satisfaction!
Operating hours: 13:00 – 00:00
Price range: RM15-20
Address: No. 15, Jln 19/29, Seksyen 19 (Main Store) & Gerai 4, Jalan Harapan, Section 19 (stall), Petaling Jaya.
Contact number: 012-2258704 (Cindy)
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/donaldsdurianpj/
2. Sinnaco Durian Specialist
This is one of the top durian buffets that you shouldn’t miss if you care more for durian than the price. Customers’ satisfactory rate is exceptionally high due to the good quality durians served and excellent service rendered. There is always a price to pay for quality. The Sinnaco yummy buffet comes with different packages depending on the variety of durians desired (can always refer to their posts in facebook page). One exciting thing about them is they do provide durian party hosting on your request and rest assured that it is always a happy ending!
Operating hours: 11:00 – 00:00 daily
Price range: RM68 – RM88
Address: No 60, Jalan 19/3, Petaling Jaya
Telephone: 03-7960 2600 / 019-2801313
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SinnacoDurianSpecialist/
3. Durian SS2.com / Wai’s Durian Stall
Located at the heart of SS2 Petaling Jaya, (one of the oldest township in Petaling Jaya, Selangor), this outlet was once featured in CNN, interviewed by Richard Quest and also visited by the Canadian vlogger, Trevor James aka The Food Ranger. Their tagline is “The Best Durian in Town.” They offer wide range of durians, among them are Mas Pahang, D24, D2, Durian Thraka and many more. Apart from offering dine in buffet, they do cater for online ordering and packaging services in order to fit the forbidden fruit on board with you safely during your flight back.
Operating hours: 10:00 – 00:00 daily
Price Range: RM9 – RM15
Address: 193, Jalan SS 2/24, SS2, 47300 Petaling Jaya.
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/durianss2/
4. Durian Family
Run by the owner of Soon Huat Durian Market located at Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, their durian buffets are available at SS2 during peak season (estimated to be on July for durians from Johor while durians from Pahang will start to pile up on September and October). Choices for their durian buffet ranges from D24, D101, D13, D1, D2, XO, D99, D88, hor lo, Red Prawn to durian kampung. It does depend on what they collect from the orchard and buy from the farmers on that day. This definitely says something about the durians’ quality they provide for the customers. This is on par with their reputable durian market, which is being rated the best for quality durians on reasonable price along with their first class services.
Operating hours: 11:30 – 00:30
Price range: RM15 – RM20 (durian kampung only) & RM35 – RM45 (durian kahwin)
Address: SS2/67, 47300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor. (In front of 7-eleven)
Contact number: 012-8388636
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/durianfamily/
5. SK 6363 Durian Stall
One of the oldest durian stall in Kepong Baru that went viral on social media ever since they are known to have RM9 all-you-can-eat buffet for durian kampung – kampung means village, technically these are wild durians grow in the mountains picked by natives, and jaw-dropping RM16 for D24 (one of the best durian variety, pretty similar to Musang King). It would be bizarre if durian maniacs do not hunt them down at this price! Tissue and water are provided for the ease of their customers to stuff as many of the high-calories pulps as they can into their stomach. Do make your trip earlier as these durians are running out fast with their unbeatable price!
Operating hours: Starts at 2.30pm on weekdays, 5pm on weekends till finish
Price range: RM9 – RM20
Address: Jalan Mergastua (Durian Street) 52100 Kepong Baru
Contact number: 012-2286239 (May Chan)
6. Say Heng Durian Stall, USJ 14
They are known to have over 20 years of experience in the durian business industry. Being an expert means they have different offerings for their customers. Apart from the normal friendly service and clean environment, they are regarded as the connoisseurs of durians (you can tell by looking at their website). According to some patron, Ah Lek (person in charge) is said to have a good nose for Musang King, one of the best durian variety that one shouldn’t miss. Upon sufficient supply, they serve good selection of durian varieties for their durian buffet. Stay-tune for their updates to know when to experience the intensity of durian consumption with them!
Operating hours: 12:00 – 00:00
Price range: RM25 – RM30
Address: Kiosk 11 & 12, Jalan 14/1K, USJ 14, 47600, Subang Jaya (In front of Petronas)
Contact number: 012-618 7770
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SayHengDurianUsj14/
Before you grab your wallet and rush off to visit these durian buffet outlets, here are some great tips for you:
- Do check for durian buffet’s availability beforehand to avoid disappointment because it is solely depending on durian’s supply.
- Always confirm the buffet price and the durian variety with the staff before you start gobbling up the rich and creamy durian pulps.
- Be ready to burn more cash in case of low peak season as the preciousness increases with limited supply.
- Don’t be shy to reject poor quality durians (hard, watery, tasteless or thin flesh) as most of the time the staff will replace them with good ones for you.
- Do indicate your preference, according to the degree of sweetness and bitterness, so that they can serve the right durians you love.