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Unique durian dining experiences in Singapore

Things get a little creative this durian season with these unique and interesting durian dining deals

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Durian season or not, there is nothing that will stop us from fulfilling our durian cravings in Singapore. Thankfully for durian specialty cafes like Four Seasons Durian Restaurant and Double Durian, it means that we can still dig into a slice of creamy durian cake or attack a box of durian cream puffs at any time of the year. Here's where to go when the craving hits – it's going to get messy. 

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Shopping, Bakeries

Creamery Boutique Ice Creams

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For a durian lava cookie

Originated from Bangkok, this dessert place puts a spin to a typical cookie with a scoop of ice-cream slabbed on top, served in a hot plate. Durian lovers, get straight to the Black Gold Cookie ($10.90) which features a charcoal pandan cookie filled with Mao Shan Wang lava. The cookie is served warm with a scoop of tea ice cream to balance the intense and sweet flavours. 

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Restaurants, Singaporean

Sinpopo Coffee

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For durian banh mi

Sinpopo Coffee in Funan is where you'll find Nanyang coffee beans roasted with butter – but prepared like an Italian espresso, glossy cakes with a traditional flair – think pulut hitam, gula melaka and coffee. For savoury grub, you can make your own banh mi using local ingredients and flavours. On top of that, you can also get a durian banh mi. Dig in a crispy baguette filled with creamy Mao Shan Wang durian mixed with crunchy gula melaka bits. We recommend sharing this dessert baguette because there is a lot to go around. 

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Restaurants, Singaporean

Four Seasons Durian Restaurant

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For durian hotpot

If your love for durians knows no boundaries, a trip to Four Seasons Durians Restaurant needs to be on your agenda. Serving up a unique and unusual menu of all things durians, expect to find pizza, fried rice, nuggets, fries and even coffee with the king of fruits as the main ingredient. Also part of the menu at the Jewel Changi Airport branch is the durian hotpot ($35). Durians are boiled together with the soup stock, resulting in a fragrant and sweet broth in which you dip assorted meats and vegetables. It might not be everyone's cup of tea but if you're feeling adventurous – or just really love durian a lot, then this one's for you. 

Restaurants, Singaporean

Double Durian

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For baked durian

This all-vegetarian cafe also specialises in durians. Think smoothies, crepe cakes, pizza – featuring durian as the main ingredient. One of the signature dishes the restaurant is known for is the Baked Durian. The price depends on the seasonal price (usually starts from $15), but what you get is a whole durian baked in the oven as it is. The outcome? Warm, creamy and slightly charred durian flesh that gets colder in the middle (the durian is baked straight from the chiller) as you eat through a piece. 

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Restaurants, Singaporean

99 Old Trees

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A durian omakase (until August 31)

Devouring durians doesn't always have to be an activity best done at home. At 99 Old Trees, you can feast on durians at an intimate omakase-style session. Book a seat at the table and eat your way through six variants of durian specially handpicked by the restaurant ranging from the popular Mao Shan Wang to the lesser known Black Thorn. Besides unlimited portions of the Mao Shan Wang and D24 Sultan durian, diners also get to try unique house-made desserts like the smooth and creamy durian mousse and cream puff.

Hotels

Goodwood Park Hotel

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For a full-on durian fiesta

If you dream of eating durian desserts all afternoon (and night too), Goodwood Park Hotel will save you a slot at the Dessert Buffet with D24 Durian Pastries. With prices starting from $39.80 per person, durian lovers can help themselves to as much signature local desserts, cakes and pastries that feature the glorious D24 durian. Take your pick from the spread of cream puffs, mousse cakes, oreo cakes, custard buns, pancakes, hazelnut tarts and more D24 goodies. Don't forget to wash it all down with an icy D24 popsicle. 

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