Category: Durian

In Season Musang King Durian Buffet – RM49.90 @ Bandar Menjalara, Kepong

Dear readers and friends, some of you might already know that I am venturing into the F&B business specializing in fruit related products. In fact, some of you had already ordered durians via In Season’s Facebook page and I even delivered them to you personally.
I am happy to have your support and based on the positive feedbacks so far, I think we are headed the right direction and we will strive to maintain our service and quality. This is a very hands-on project for me and I have been cutting up a lot of fruits recently.
Currently, we are heavily focused on durian because it is a seasonal fruit. But when this season is over, we will come up with many other products such as 100% fruit juices, homemade ice cream, yoghurt and other handmade snacks.

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Today, we will be launching our largest promotion to date, which is the Musang King durian buffet @ RM49.90/pax. If you had followed my postings on this blog, you will notice that durian is featured quite frequently – especially those related to buffet. As a consumer myself, I fully understand that honesty and business conduct of the seller whether it’s a huge corporation or a road side hawker stall, both are are equally important.
That’s why we hand-pick only the good quality Musang King durians from our own orchard at Raub to be served in the buffet. Also, we won’t serve a large yet low-quality fruit solely for the purpose of filling you up. If the durian served is not suitable to be consumed, we will dispose of it and replace accordingly – these are our promises.
However, if you find that durian buffet is not your cup of tea, you could still place an order via online or my personal mobile (provided in the In Season Facebook page). Thanks!

In Season Musang King Durian Buffet
Date: 29 Nov till 1 Dec 2013
Time: 12pm till 10pm (2 hours each session)
Price: RM49.90 nett / adult, RM9.90 nett for children under 12
Address: 27, Jalan 9/62a, Bandar Menjalara Kepong, 52100 KL
GPS Coordinates: N3 11.641 E101 37.927

*1 pax free for every 10 paying adults
**includes free flow of XO durian (if preferred), soft drinks and other fruits (subject to availability) and fresh pandan coconut (limited quantities, first come first serve basis)

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RM9 Eat All You Can Durian Buffet @ 6363 Durian Stall, Kepong Baru

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This is the first time I see an eat-all-you-can durian buffet being promoted in Kepong. So I figured why not give it a try since it is only RM9 per person, which is the same as those in SS2. The stall is called 6363 and it is located at the famous durian street in Kepong Baru.

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Kepong-Durian

For RM9 and eat-all-you-can, you can only expect sweet durian kampung to be served. But the good thing is that water and tissue are provided free of charge and the durians we got were mostly decent.
Nothing was too bad and even if there was one that did not taste good, you could reject it and they will replace it with another fruit. And unlike the PJ stalls where the workers always open one big durian and shove it on your table, 6363′s workers have the courtesy to at least ask first.

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Eight Acres Eco-Friendly Resort @ Raub, Pahang

Many hotels and resorts claim to be eco-friendly and often use it as a selling point. But how eco-friendly are they actually? Would the acts of harvesting rainwater, installing energy-efficient bulbs, use less washing chemicals and encourage re-use of towel and sheets be enough to categorize them as eco-friendly? Some would proudly claim so but the people at Eight Acres are not only doing a lot more than that, they are continuously improvising.

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For the uninitiated, Eight Acres is a boutique lodge located in a valley among the fruit orchards, oil palm and rubber plantations in Raub. Like the name implies, Eight Acres is indeed 8 acres in size and was previously a basically a jungle consisting of oil palm and durian trees.

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After a few years of careful planning and execution, the resort has finally finished its major constructions, which includes the Brick House (a bungalow consisting of six different themed rooms), a hydro system to power up the resort, a five-step water filtration system as well as some camping tents for the more adventurous.

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Durian trees are aplenty at Eight Acres and if you are here during the durian season, you would even get to pick and eat them as soon as they fall off for a minimal fee. Two main varieties of durians could be found here: the highly popular and in my opinion the best – Musang King and D24.
And if there’s one thing Eight Acres is proud of their durians, it would be fact that they are grown without any use of pesticides. So even though the fruits don’t look as perfect as those you could buy on the streets, they taste better. The same for the water too – which is sourced from the stream hence cooling and more refreshing. Plus, it does not taste as ‘strong’ as what we get back in the city since it is void of chlorine.

roaming animals

Besides guests and staff, farm animals roam freely in the resort too. The idea is to rehabilitate the land back to its original condition with hopes of attracting the inhabitants of the wild that used to make their home here. Hornbills are one of them.

discovery-room

Among the six available rooms (Renewal, Contemplation, Discovery, Exploration, Surreality and Culture) we were given the Discovery room which can accomodate three @ RM660/night (no toiletries included so bring your own). The room has two single beds and is entirely surrounded by walls of book shelves filled with donated books.

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If you look closely at the room’s finishing you will find that they do not look new although the Brick House had just been completed not long ago. This is because most of the building materials for the Brick House are from reclaimed sources. For example, the wooden flooring are recycled from old buildings, while the walls are constructed using blocks of compressed wood chips.

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‘Kam Mou’ Pahang Durian @ SS2, Petaling Jaya

You don’t need me to tell you that Durian season is here again, those road side durian stalls are surely a good indication. I still remember the durian buffet I had at Donald’s Durian at SS2 for RM10 more than a year ago. Now, the price has gone up to RM15 due to low harvest.

durian-stall

Instead of buffet, we had ala carte durians this time around at the stall opposite Donald’s Durian located just behind the SS2 police station. It has no particular name except for the banner that says “Pahang Durian“. But you could easily identify the owner by his gold-dyed hair, which is also why people usually refer him as ‘Kam Mou’.

XO-durian

We opened a Bamboo Leg (Chook Keok) first but personally I did not fancy even though it is considered second only to the Raja Kunyit. The pulp’s texture is just too dry for my liking and durian is supposed to be creamy, no? Next we went for the XO Durian but found it to be half dry. But being a “Sure Eat Guarantee” stall, you could always request a new one as replacement.

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