Sunday, February 28, 2010

Durian Fiesta 2010 @ Goodwood Park Hotel

After more than 20 years, I'd decided to give it another try.

To a durian lover, it's a piece of ecstacy. The puff basically consists of a thick layer of pure D24 pulp mash binding 2 pieces of choux pastry. To my horror, there isn't any custard to sweeten or even mask the taste. The legendary durian mousse cake is just as original and sponge is used for layering instead. Perhaps the distraction of expresso and mascarpone has made the Durianmisu less durian and is obviously my favourite of the lot. I emptied the cup with pride. Well, almost. I might not be a fan, but the durian desserts from The Deli are bold and definitely of good quality.

I'm not hoping to instantly fall in love with durians with my attempt. It's just to see if I can now accept the taste, at least. I'm afraid it's still a NO. But that doesn't mean that I'm giving up. Maybe in 30 years time, I'll have another go at this.

The Deli @ Goodwood Park Hotel
22 Scotts Road
Singapore 228221
Tel: (+65) 6737 7411

23 comments:

Selba said...

Getting brave to try eating durian? Hahaha....

When I was a little girl, I HATE durian! Seriously, I even couldn't stand the smell, I always closed my nose if I saw durian.

Not so sure what changed me... but I LIKE durian now though I can't eat it too much, 2 seeds of durian are my maximum limit.

Xiu Long Bao said...

ohaiz, iz me the durian puff, stinking xlb's fridge now.

ice said...

Ewww I hate durians too! Hah 30 years later with no teeth, I'm sure you can still eat the tiramisu.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

ohh reminds me of the puff we had yesterday at grand millenium, ecstasy i tell you..

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

What a way to celebrate one's birthday. You must be a masochist. Oh well, happy birthday anyway, sweetiepie! ^_^ hugs n kissiesssss.

mimid3vils said...

If not mistaken u don't like durian wor.... so "sayang" ~~ One of the most tastiest food in the world!!! HAHA!!

ladyironchef said...

the durian puff looks gorgeous! but i don't eat durian too. Hmph, if only the durian fillings can be replaced by custard or cream, i bet i can finish a dozen :D

CUMI & CIKI said...

so cute.. who took the foto.. XLB ar :P hehe

may said...

interesting

J said...

*lol*
I think your expression in the photo is the same as mine (towards Durians).
(Very unMalaysian of me but till now I still dislike the smell+texture+taste of durian...)

Nic (KHKL) said...

selba, interesting! usually, people will develop this aversion towards durian as they grow older. u are the other way round! cool. *envious* hehehehe...

xlb, but tastes so good, right? hehehehe. to durian fans la, i mean.

ice, hi5!!! and let's not forget creme brulee as well! without durian of course..haha.

joe, woah, what puff at grand millenium ar? durian also ar? blog about it la, ya!

lyrical lemongrass, no la, not masochistic. just wanna challenge myself mah. i obviously failed...haha! thanks for the wishes, schweetie!!! :D

Nic (KHKL) said...

mimi,oh noooooooooo!!! hahaha! actually, it is a very interesting fruit but the taste is really too strong for me la..haha.

ladyironchef, woah, i'm so glad to have found many others who share my dislike for durians. awesome! oh, this puff's definitely about the pulp. *shivers* haha.

cumi & ciki, u mean i cute? *blush* haha, yeah, xlb took the pic. and helped me ate the rest of the desserts too.

may, thanks for dropping by! :D

j, hi5hi5hi5hi5hi5! :D yeah, i kena condemned for being very unAsian. heck, even my Japanese friends eat durian. ya know, i rather eat wasabi...hehehe.

gfad said...

So happy we managed to catch up. I was resigned to the fact that I won't be seeing you this time, but so glad that you managed to make some time for us and get your plant pots too (what did your mum say about them? She like?)

So Goodwood did not manage to make a convert out of you eh? I doubt 30 years from now, you will feel otherwise.. :D

Hepi burfday again, Hairy!

Keropok Man said...

You know ah... our staff club sometimes offer 20% discounts of Goodwood Park's durian stuff.

The hotel will bring their stuff over.

I shall let you know the next time it's on. Time for Round 2! hehe..

Nic (KHKL) said...

gfad, yeah, i thought you left the day before. good that we met up! at pappa rich somemore. oh, the pots were too small for the plants. so, we are still thinking of what to do with them. lol! thanks for the birthday greeting ya! :D kei si joi fan lei kat lum por ar? :D

keropok man, oh noooooooooooo!!!! hahaha. the tiramisu, i don't mind la. some credit cards give 15% off as well. i can imagine the crowds at the Deli these few months.

CUMI & CIKI said...

no wonder u look so inspired ler.. in the foto.. shldv known thr was a hot chick behind the lens .. chis :P

Nic (KHKL) said...

cumi & ciki, inspired? haha. i was glad xlb ordered some Indian food that day. to drive away the smell of durian! haha.

fatboybakes said...

was just commenting on boo's block, cant FATHOM how malaysians can dislike durian!

Keropok Man said...

fbb,

if you grew up having access to a dusun, you might dislike durian when you are say 12 years old. :-p

Nic (KHKL) said...

fatboybakes, i also dunno la. i tried really hard to like it but the smell just puts me off. i was even paid to try when i was young. RM10 summore! but i couldnt do it still. :(

keropokman, omng, i can't imagine going to a dusun durian la. i might just end up sitting in the car! hahaha!

Keropok Man said...

Can lah.
Dusun usually have other stuff. Like mangosteen, rambutans. :-)

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Remarkable idea

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