Last Updated: December 11, 2018
There are three main concerns that arise when it comes to buying durians in Singapore: honesty of the seller, quality of the durians, and the location.
As the end of the durian season draws near, there are more reasons than ever to head down to the nearest stalls near you to pile up on this king of fruits. Although, these days you can still get durians throughout the year.
Wherever you are, with this list, you can be rest assured that there is an honest durian seller in Singapore that will deliver quality fruits to you.
99 Old Trees (99老树) is centrally located in Farrer Park, and they sell amazingly fragrant durians.
Their durians are freshly picked from trees that grow on rich soil in the lands of Bentong and Raub in Pahang, Malaysia. Every durian seed is checked to ensure that the fruits are ripe and fresh, so you can be assured of a pleasant durian experience.
Psst, they’re one of the creamiest durians I’ve ever tasted!
If you’re worried about stinking up the car, you can even order the durians online and get them delivered to your doorstep.
At Combat Durian, you’ll be served by Mr Ang, a durian seller in his 70s, who has been selling durians ever since he was a young man.
His stall in Balestier has achieved a kind of iconic status, and it is no wonder that Combat Durian is popular with both locals and tourists. It sells out often in the early evenings, so be sure to check their Facebook page before heading down. They update it with a post notifying when daily stocks are sold out.
Their durians come in fresh everyday at 5pm.
Combat Durian: 249 Balestier Road, Singapore 329727 | Tel: +65 9278 9928 | Opening Hours: 1am – 9pm (Daily)| Facebook
Sindy Durian (阿玲山芭榴莲摊) is a family business in Whampoa that has been serving customers durians for more than 30 years. It place emphasis on maintaining their reputation as a trustworthy quality durian supplier. There is little to argue against this renowned stall that has kept this track record for decades.
Sindy Durian (阿玲山芭榴莲摊): Block 89 Whampoa Drive, #01-835, Singapore 320089 | Tel: +65 +65 9710 2427/+65 9852 4548/+65 9852 4890 | Opening Hours: Call ahead to check (no specific hours) | Website | Facebook
Many travel to Dempsey Hill enjoy a night of indulgence at the many restaurants and bars there. But little do you know that there is a durian stall that has been serving customers the king of fruits for many years.
Located at a car park, Wan Li Xiang (万里香) has a kampong vibe, which is a stark contrast from its neighbouring F&B places. Prices do not come cheap at this stall but for a unique experience, try Wan Li Xiang.
Wan Li Xiang (万里香): Block 7 Dempsey Road (Carpark), Singapore 249671 | Tel: +65 9756 2385 | Opening Hours: 3pm – 11.45pm (Daily)
Those living around the East Coast area would most probably be familiar with this stall along Tanjong Katong Road.It takes a certain kind of reputation to lure many of my friends who live in other parts of Singapore to come down specially to buy their durians from Leong Tee Fruit Trader (龙池).
Needless to say, the owner has upheld an excellent reputation for honesty, and is possibly one of the most trustworthy durian sellers around. I experienced this first-hand at this stall. While eyeing a particular Mao Shan Wang durian, Leong Tee came to me and suggested that I take another one as it was bigger and better at the same price.
Such service to ensure the maximum satisfaction is legendary indeed!
Leong Tee Fruit Trader (龙池): 264 Tanjong Katong Road, Singapore 437051 | Tel: +65 6346 6683 | Opening Hours: 2pm – 11pm (Mon – Tue), 2pm – 1am (Wed), 1pm – 11pm (Thu – Fri), 2pm – 11pm (Sun) | Facebook
Having lived within a few minutes’ drive of 818 Durian & Pastries near Katong, this place is one of my go-to places for all things durian. Their durians are a little on the expensive side, but are guaranteed to be of top quality.
This stall features excellent durian pastries as well. Durian lovers need to try their durian puffs and cakes, which are equally wonderful. If you are looking for a durian cake for a birthday celebration or just for normal consumption, look no further, because this is the place to come to.
818 Durian & Pastries: 201 Telok Kurau Road, #01-02, Singapore 423910 | Tel: +65 6348 8436 | Opening Hours: 11pm – 10pm (Daily) | Facebook
Another of the stalls I usually frequent, 227 Katong Durian specialises in Mao Shan Wang durians. Durian prices are listed on its website and Facebook page, so you’ll know how much to prepare in advance.
You will get quality durians from this stall, albeit at higher prices, but your taste buds will thank your pockets when you taste the delicious durians.
227 Katong Durian: 227 East Coast Road, Singapore 428924 | Tel: +65 9751 4828/+65 6348 2742 | Opening Hours: 10.30am – 10.30pm (Daily) | Website
For those who truly live in the Eastern part of Singapore, you don’t have to suffer from FOMO (fear of missing out), especially if you reside in Pasir Ris.
Started by a husband and wife team since its early beginnings, Kong Lee Hup Kee Trading (公利合记货易公司) is one of those rare stalls where you will see a lady opening durians for you. Prices are reasonable and their friendly service is often raved about at this stall.
Kong Lee Hup Kee Trading (公利合记货易公司): Block 440, Pasir Ris Drive 6, #01-03, Singapore 510440 | Tel: +65 9851 7753 | Opening Hours: 10am – 7pm (Mon – Fri), 10am – 7.30pm (Sat & Sun) | Facebook
Another long-established stall in Singapore, Ah Seng Durian is probably the most well-known durian seller in the Western part of Singapore.
Durians undergo a strict quality check before being placed in the stall for sale. Ah Seng even makes personal visits to the plantation to ensure that the durians are aromatic and fleshy, so that they’ll satisfy all your cravings.
Ah Seng Durian: Block 20 Ghim Moh Market, #01-119, Singapore 270020 | Tel: +65 9465 6160 | Opening Hours: 1.30pm – 8.30pm (Mon – Fri), 1.30pm – 6.30pm (Sat & Sun) | Facebook
If you live in the West, you’ll be no stranger to Botak Kho Durians. Known for his reasonable prices, this stall offers prices that are hard to beat elsewhere in Singapore. And no, the quality of the durians are not compromised.
For those who are looking for a good deal when buying durians, this is the place for you.
Botak Kho Durians: Block 164, Avenue 6, Bukit Batok Street 11, Singapore 650157 (Next to Tiong Choon Trading) | Tel: +65 8156 2247 | Opening Hours: Check their website for updates | Website
Durian Kaki in Yishun may be a new face to many. Started by a group of young durian fanatics in 2015, this store is the modern version of your regular durian stall.
Bright modern signage, chalkboard menus, glass panels, feature walls, and air-conditioning give the durian stall a bit of a café vibe. Who says that selling durian is only for the “uncles”? We can rest easy, knowing that our durian-eating traditions will carry on with these young sellers.
Durian Kaki: 18 Yishun Avenue 9, #01-83, Junction 9, Singapore 768892 | Tel: +65 8405 8509 | Opening Hours: 11am – 8pm (Mon – Sun, store pick-up), 11am – 9.30pm (Mon – Sun, delivery) | Facebook
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