Kong Lee Hup Kee Trading

This endearing little stall in Pasir Ris is considered a national treasure in my eyes.  This stall is run by husband and wife duo Mr & Mrs Chia.  Both are second generation durian sellers, who have been selling durian for almost all of their adult life.  The durian scene in Singapore is so often cluttered with sly deceitful durian sellers, so it is a breath of fresh air to visit such a heart-warming little stall.  Mr Chia is especially open to teaching people all his skills on how to select good durians, so feel free to ask him for a free lesson.

Durian Origins: Pahang, Segamat
Best Durian: XO, D88, Golden Phoenix
FULL REVIEW: HERE

Info:
Kong Lee Hup Kee Trading
Location: Blk 440 Pasir Ris Dr. 4, #01-03
Contact: 98517753

 

Sembawang Durian Seng

Too much durian can often make people a little crazy – This is definitely true for owner of Sembawang Durian Seng.  Mr Yap has been selling durians in Singapore for over 30 years, but ironically he doesn’t like the taste of durian himself.  Mr Yap is one of the most flamboyant durian sellers you will likely meet.  On certain days of the year he gives away all his durians for free to the public.  Not only that, if you catch him in a good mood, he will give you fantastic special offers if you buy a lot of durians from him.   This stall is famous for its lao tai po durian, which is a breed grown exclusively in Yong Peng.

Durian Origins: Yong Peng, Pahang
Best Durian: Lao Tai Po
FULL REVIEW: HERE

Info:
Sembawang Durian Seng
Location: 12 Jalan Tampang, Sembawang Garden Arcade
Contact: 93441512, 97598265

 

Ah Chai Durian

Ah Chai has yet to reach durian ‘celebrity’ status in Singapore yet, but for those living in the Bedok area, you will know how reliable and honest this seller is.  Ah Chai is probably the most underrated durian seller in Singapore.  Many don’t know who he is, but for those who know, they always keep coming back to him.  He has a loyal following of customers who have been religiously purchasing durians from him for many years – Without disappointment.  When in season, his kasap merah durians are sensational.

Durian Origins: Unknown
Best Durian: Kasap Merah, Jiu Ji Kia, Ang Ba Kia
FULL REVIEW: HERE

Info:
Ah Chai Durian
Location: 59 Upper Changi Road (Boston Bakery)
Contact: 91366788

 

Combat Durian

Combat Durian represents the longest running durian stall in Singapore.  It has been running along the Balestier Road stretch for over 50 years now.  The founder of Combat Durian is Mr Ang, who still manages the stall simultaneously with his daughter Linda (pictured).  The signature durian from Combat is known as ‘King of King’s’ – This durian is essentially a super high grade mao shang wang.  If you get a good one, you will be sent into sweet creamy ecstasy.

Durian Origins: Pahang
Best Durian: King of King’s, Golden Phoenix
FULL REVIEW: HERE

Info:
Combat Durian
Location: 249 Balestier Road
Contact: 92789928

Ah Seng

Probably the most famous durian seller in Singapore is still Ah Seng, and rightfully so.  What makes people make the often arduous journey to Ghim Moh Market is the trust and reputation for quality that Ah Seng (also known as Steven) has built up over the many years.  Not only are his durians exceptional, but the price is arguably the most reasonable out of any seller.  Moreover, Ah Seng has adopted social media and technology to improve the efficiency of his service.  Customers can be updated on durian availability and price on his facebook page.  Orders can be made via facebook, whatsapp and SMS too.  Ah Seng represents exactly how a perfect durian business should be run.  Aim to get the elusive tawa durian during second season (November-January).

Durian Origins: Pahang, Tangkak, Muar
Best Durian: Mao Shang Wang, Golden Phoenix, XO, Tawa, Batu
FULL REVIEW: HERE

Info:
Ah Seng Durian
Location: Blk 20 Ghim Moh Market, #01-197
Contact: 94656160

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Contact: 91039312
FULL REVIEW: HERE

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Contact: 65615063
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717 Trading
Location: #01-01 Highland Centre, 22 Yio Chu Kang Road
Contact: 96751821 (Mr Goh)
FULL REVIEW: HERE
818 Durian & Pastries
Location: 201 Telok Kurau Road, #01-02
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Botak Kho Durian
Location: Blk 157 Bukit Batok St 11
Contact: 81562247
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Leong Tee Fruit Trader
Location: 264 Tanjong Katong Road
Contact: 63466683, 98928899
FULL REVIEW: HERE

Four Seasons Mixed Fruits (Mr & Mrs Chen)
Location: Blk 416 Bedok North Ave 2, #01-43
Contact: None (please leave in comments if you know)
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Sindy Durian
Location: 221 Balestier Road, Rocca Balestier
Contact: 97102427
FULL REVIEW: COMING SOON!

Uncle Hee Lele Durian
Location: 20 Ghim Moh Road, #01-214
Contact: 96948584
FULL REVIEW: HERE