October 1, 2011

Wild Red Durians of Sibu

My good Foochow friend Wong Meng Lei created a bit of stir in the blogsphere and Facebook community with his photo of wild red durian flowers. The flowers are first seen by many (who are already in their 50's). I am delighted to feature his photo here (with his permission) and copied another photo of the red durian fruits...

I hope I will be one of them to enjoy the red durians called ISU in Iban and I think there are other local names too......Wild Durians which are home grown would be a very special treat ...and I hope more farmers will try to tame this fruit!

Normal good durians are around 30 ringgit per fruit (big or small)..and I think the red durians should be fetching gourmet prices...






And in December we will go to Three Pillars' Farm in Oya Road to eat these lovely red wild durians....first ever in Sibu grown in a Foochow farm!! Congratulations to the Wong Brothers first....




Photo: Close up of a cut-open durian fruit
(Photo from National Geographic)

15 comments:

wenn said...

wow..I hvn't seen that before!

Sarawakiana@2 said...

Wenn...the red flowers are the first I have seen..in a photo...but the red durians were quite popular in the past..now getting very rare . Actually I saw some in 1980's but did not dare to eat in case too "heaty". It is the case of not knowing what it is like until you have lost it!!

I often eat the deep orange wild durians here. We call them Baby's shit....hahahaha got the picture?

Anonymous said...

the color of the durian is awesome ! yep,i managed to buy the deep orange type over here in Kuching,but this particular wild red - not yet try. these type of durians have a very unique smell/aroma and not all may like it. a hint of kerosene smell,Sarawakiana ? yesterday i bought 2 biji RM8 each - awesome lah !(the fact is vely lucky lah) at times,buying durian also depends on luck. i think i bought the Durian tembaga type,with the color dull brown and damn sticky....mmmmm yummy2.i ate with with plain rice.

- Ah Ngao

Bengbeng said...

Do invite me along if I am in Sibu for this December outing :)

Ann said...

do they taste good

Sarawakiana@2 said...

Ah Ngao..hi...how are you? yes this kind of wild durian is very tasty and fragrant. Red ones are very rare...it is now the season. I hope you get them in Serian or Bau...Cheers.

Sarawakiana@2 said...

BengBeng..sure...I will remind Steve to get all the interested bloggers and photographers to go to Three Pillars' Farm....See you then!!

Sarawakiana@2 said...

Ann...wild durians are very tasty and sticky...I hope I can get to eat the red ones!! Ulu Limbang has a lot of the yellow or orange ones. They are very small actually ...two fists big?

Anonymous said...

Thankssss , Sarawakiana for asking - im doing just quite alright( tks again,long time any human being asked me that...).

- Ah Ngao

Sarawakiana@2 said...

Ah Ngao...you sound as if you are living a hermit life??? or Kuching people all leaving you alone?

sarawaklens said...

not a fan of durian but wouldn't mind planting two or three wild red durian trees!

Sarawakiana@2 said...

Hi Sarawaklens...I am sure you can get the seedlings in Kuching. It is really sensational!! I wish I have some land (and the youth) to plant all the exotic fruits..

Pl do since you are young and active!!

Anonymous said...

by any chance... you guys can courier one wild red durian to KL? :)

Hog Ginger said...

I really need to go to Borneo and eat one of these guys... officially on my bucket list.

sharifa al-rifaie said...

This exotic durian is my fav..n d yellow one. The white delicious one not soo

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