A Non-Durian Fan Can Get To Like Durians At Malaysia’s International Durian & Cultural Fest 2022


20220716_122714When I was invited to Malaysia’s International Durian & Cultural Fest 2022 official launch, I was wondering how much durian I would consume as I am not a durian fan at all. I haven’t had any durian for more than ten years and have absolutely no craving for it but if it’s in front of me, I will try some.

Malaysia’s International Durian & Cultural Fest 2022 was organised by Dking Durian and hosted by Pavilion Bukit Jalil over 2 days (16th & 17th July 2022). Visitors paid RM88 for a 1-hour all-you-can-eat durian buffet which included durian varieties such as XO, Udang Merah, Butter King, Hor Lor and other types of durian in similar range.


20220716_115748Each visitor is handed a tray containing 4 types of durian. I would have liked to have known which was what type for future reference. I did prefer some over others. Strangely enough for me, it was on the whole quite delicious and I managed to devour almost one entire tray before calling it quits.

I don’t think it’d be worth it for me to pay for a durian buffet since I can’t eat much or share the same enthusiasm for this fruit as many others. However, I was surprised that it was more enjoyable than I expected.