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
Tel: (+65) 6737 7411