This year’s durian season is definitely merrier with the arrival of the “Black Thorn” durian.
Also known as Ochee, the “Black Thorn” with its complex flavour, is one of the most hyped durians and supply is limited to a few stalls. Erik Ong, of “Durian King TTDI” has been smiling from ear to ear. His business is booming since connoisseurs are able to expand their palates beyond the usual crowd favourites, “Musang King” and “D24”.
Ong said that as far as durian lovers are concerned, the “Black Thorn”, with its distinct taste and seasonal varieties, is a “must have”. He said. “Although Musang King is one of the favourites among the people, the Black Thorn has a uniqueness that simply mesmerises the taste buds. It has an extremely creamy and thick orange-tinted flesh,” he said at his newly-opened durian stall at the Pasar Besar TTDI car park.
The “Durian King TTDI” stall was opened on Friday (26th June) after he received a consignment of 800kg of “Black Thorn” durians from Kedah.
“Now, I have just 200kg left for today’s sale. A kilogramme of the ‘Black Thorn’ is priced between RM35 and RM40, depending on the market,” he added.
In conjunction with the opening of his new stall, Ong gave away more than one tonne of durians daily for 3 days since Friday. This included the famous “Musang King”, “D24”, and “Udang Merah”.
“We ordered more than a tonne of various types of durian for each day. If you are lucky, you may get the ‘Black Thorn’,” he said, adding that the “first-come-first serve” event began at 8pm daily and continued as long as stocks last.
He also offered his customers a chance to win luxury holiday trips to Langkawi. All they had to do is upload a snapshot of themselves at the event to Instagram with hashtag #duriankingttdi.
The customer with the most number of likes, wins.
For more information, visit Durian King TTDI’s Facebook page.