There’s one thing Singaporeans love as the mid-year approaches and that’s the durian season! Overwhelmed by the sheer number of options given the recent bumper crop? Read on for our guide to securing the best durians in Singapore!
Places to get the best durians in Singapore
1. Ah Seng Durian
A hot favourite among westies, Ah Seng Durian has firmly established itself as the place to go for some of the best durians in Singapore. With its commitment to offering competitive prices and fresh durians, the stall’s queue reaches absurd lengths during peak periods! If you’re packing some home, you’ll appreciate the vacuum-sealed packaging so you won’t be a nuisance on public transport and can avoid infecting your car with the pungent durian smell.
Address: Ghim Moh Market and Food Centre, 20 Ghim Moh Road, #01-119/122, S(270020)
Mon – Fri: 1.30pm – 8.30pm
Sat – Sun: 1.30pm – 6.30pm
2. Combat Durian
Ask anyone where to buy the best durians in Singapore and most will mention Combat Durian at Balestier Road! As one of the oldest durian establishments in Singapore, Combat Durian has earned a reputation for selling premium Mao Shan Wangs (MSW) for more than 50 years. They were even awarded the Asia Pacific Brand Awards some years back!
Interestingly, ‘Combat Durian’ has nothing to do with the military. Rather, Mr Ang coined the name because he endearingly mispronounced ‘combat’ as ‘come back’ and wished for customers to return after having a lip-smacking serving of durian.
Address: 249 Balestier Road, S(329714)
Opening Hours: Daily, 12pm – 9pm
3. Durian Mpire by 717 Trading
While on your search for the best durians in Singapore, you’d certainly have come across dishonest durian sellers who use bait-and-switch tactics and rigged scales. Thankfully, you’ll face none of that at Durian Mpire! For decades, Mr Goh has earned a reputation for his honest dealings with customers, giving them nothing but the best durians without spiking prices. Durian lovers also frequent this spot because Mr Goh regularly brings in rarer breeds like D100 and Golden Phoenix!
Address: Highland Centre, 22 Yio Chu Kang Road, #01-01, S(545535)
Mon – Fri: 9am – 10pm
Sat – Sun: 10am – 10pm
4. Durian Kaki
Redefining the expectations of a conventional roadside durian stall, Durian Kaki has everything you’ll come to expect from a modern-day durian peddler! As a joint venture between like-minded durian enthusiasts, the owners of Durian Kaki are keen on making sure you enjoy quality durians in comfort.
From its Broadway-inspired signage to air-conditioned indoor seating, Durian Kaki has steadily gained recognition as a solid option in the north for the best durians in Singapore. If you’re heading down, make sure to monitor their social media pages as they’re constantly revising their durian prices!
Yishun Address: Junction Nine, 18 Yishun Avenue 9, #01-83, S(768892)
Simei Address: Eastpoint Mall, 3 Simei Street 6, #01-10/11, S(528833)
Opening Hours: Daily, 11am – 8pm
5. Sindy Durian
Sindy Durian is a 30 year-old, family-run business and has a reputation of only serving premium quality durians. As one of the few durian stores in Singapore with staff who’re fluent in English, visit them if you feel that language is one barrier preventing you from enjoying the King of Fruits! You’re also welcome to invite your non-Mandarin speaking friends along to feast on some of the best durians in Singapore.
Fan of durian pastries? Head on down to Sindy Durian’s newest outlet at 111 Somerset for a taste of their mouthwatering durian puffs that are stuffed with 100% MSW filling and will melt in your mouth!
Address: 89 Whampoa Drive, #01-835, S(320089)
Opening Hours: Daily, 24/7
6. 227 Katong Durian
While they’re newcomers to the East Coast area, 227 Katong Durian has earned a loyal following of durian lovers because they deliver the freshest durians from Pahang, Malaysia! Offering a staggering variety that competes against some of the best durians in Singapore, you’ll love their array of rarer durians like Black Thorn and Green Bamboo. Combine this with their incredibly affordable prices and you have a winning formula that’ll inevitably draw in die-hard durian fans!
Address: 227 East Coast Road, S(428924)
Opening Hours: Daily, 10am – 10.30pm
7. 818 Durian & Pastries
If the digits 818 sound familiar, that’s because owner Goh Meng Chiang is the son of 717 Trading’s Mr Goh! Instead of continuing the family business, he decided to venture out and carve his own path by specialising in farm-grown MSWs.
Endorsed by local celebrities like Dennis Chew and Chew Chor Meng, 818 Durians & Pastries guarantees creamy durians that will satisfy the toughest of critics! Alternatively, the stall also specialises in generously-filled durian puffs and frozen balls of MSW flesh that are miles ahead of traditional durian ice creams.
Address: 201 Telok Kurau Road, #01-02, S(423910)
Tue – Fri: 11am – 8pm
Sat: 8am – 9pm
Sun: 11am – 7pm
8. Ah Di Dempsey Durian
No list of the best durians in Singapore would be complete without mentioning Ah Di Dempsey Durian! If you’re looking for an authentic durian feasting experience, you’ll surely find it here. Ambiance-wise, Ah Di has nailed it as you’ll be having your durian at a makeshift stall in a secluded carpark while selecting from a wide variety of durians!
Don’t know your Red Prawns from your Gourd Kings? Let the owner know your preferences so he can pick some durians out for you. It’s no wonder you see plenty of customers returning in droves to order by the dozens!
Address: 7 Dempsey Road, S(249671)
Opening Hours: Daily, 3pm – 12am
9. King Fruits Durian
If you’re looking for affordable and quality durians, you have to check out King Fruits Durian! Causing a stir among the durian lovers community because of their incredible $10 per MSW piece offer, you’ll definitely be getting the most bang for your buck here. Besides their in-house MSW special, you’ll also spot a whole array of deals that’ll appeal to assorted taste palettes like $5 D13s and $8 Black Golds. This wide spread guarantees you’ll get your fill, even if you’re going durian hunting on a budget.
Address: Geylang Lorong 33, 639 Geylang Road, S(389570)
Opening Hours: Daily, 24/7
Still craving for durian even after the season is over and looking for ways to get your durian fix all year round? Check out our assortment of durian pastries and biscuits so you can get your durian fix on demand!
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