How to defrost & eat whole frozen durians

To be honest, I get frustrated when people give me “feedback” about their durians not tasting great and they’re disappointed. My personal nature is to try to fix things. But in this case, I will not fix what I can’t fix.

So how about we all share and learn how to eat frozen durian?

If you’re used to eating fresh durians, please remember that it is not the same eating frozen durians. We don’t have much choice in Australia due to Biosecurity regulations to keep Durian Seed Borer worms out of our country.

Thailand is the only country so far successfully able to import FRESH Monthong pulp air flown from Bangkok into Australia.

If you have eaten a soggy pulp durian, it’s because the durian has been defrosted poorly.

I learnt from some clever customers’ experience that the dampness in the pulp is due to the way the durian is defrosted. Large size frozen durian above 2kg should be defrosted in the fridge, so the moisture is gradually removed from the husk. If it’s left at room temperature, moisture from the frozen husk will leak into the durian pulp.

Smaller sized durians defrost better at room temperature.

Length of defrosting time depends on how big/small your durian is - and how warm/cold your fridge is... So it can be anywhere between 8-24 hours 🤷🏻‍♀️

Apparently, Black Thorn durian pulp taste better at room temp. So defrost in the fridge, then eat at room temp. While Musang King can be either way, up to your own preference.

Of course, this tip does not take into account if you’re a fan of ice-cream textured durian pulp 😊

Please feel free to share your own tips & experience on how to eat frozen whole durian here.

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