Eating fresh durian is very important for durian lovers. But there are many more delightful ways to eat durian. Durian pulp or flesh can be processed into many products such as durian paste, durian powder, durian candies, durian ice cream, or it can be mixed with other food which have a durian flavour or aroma.
This page brings you some of best recipes where the durian is the main ingredient.
A delicious sweet and creamy treat for the whole family.
|Baked Durian Cheese Cake fro Kuali|
|Durian Butter Cake With Citrus Frosting|
A sweet creamy dessert made from durian flesh, gula kabung (palm sugar) or brown sugar, coconut milk, and pandan leaves (screwpine leaves) for flavouring. Eaten with roti jala or glutinous rice.
|Serawa Durian from Kuali|
Khao Niew Numgati Thurian is very popular among Thais. It's similar to the Serawa Durian and is prepared by cooking ripe durian pulp mixed with coconut milk, a little sugar and salt. It is usually eaten with coconut milk-steamed glutinous rice.
|Durian Mooncake from Kuali|
|Durian Jelly Mooncake from Kuali|
|Durian Doughnut from Kuali|
|Portuguese Durian Egg Tarts from Kuali|
Several durian recipes from this wonderful blog by housewife Evelyn from Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia. If you do not know how to bake these delicious durian cakes, just give her a call.
a. Durian Cream Layer Cake
b. Durian Chocolate Layer Cake
c. Durian Tiramisu Cake
d. Durian Cheese Cake
e. Durian Cheese Tart
|My Baking Workshop|
Utilization of Durian In Thailand
|Thailand's Department of Internal Trade photo|
The edible portion of a durian fruit is only about one-third. The hard brownish seeds and the thorny husk make up the rest. The seeds can be fried like other snacks and the husk can be dried and used as fuel or as organic fertilizer for the trees.
Durian fresh consumption is by far the most important. Durians, harvested at 80-90% maturity, have a long shelf life of 5-10 days before consumption. The Monthong durian ripens slower than Chanee so it can be kept longer. But natural drop or overripe durians should be consumed as quickly as possible; however they are unpopular with Thais. They are generally processed into durian paste, candy or sticky rice with durian in coconut milk.
Read more about the different products and recipes from Thailand's Department of Internal Trade HERE.
10. Durian Seed Deep-Fried Slices or Chips
Durian seeds are poisonous when eaten raw but are very palatable when boiled, fried or roasted and have a texture that is similar to taro or yam, but stickier.
It is reported that cyclopropene fatty acids including sterculic, dihydrosterculic and malvalic acids were present in the uncooked durian seeds but not in the pulp. Due to the toxic and perhaps carcinogenic nature of these substances, it would be unwise to ingest uncooked durian seeds. Heat destroy the poisonous acids. You can boil durian seeds in salted water or roast them over a fire. To prepare durian seed deep-fried slices or chips you will need a handful of durian seeds, vegetable oil, butter and salt.
You will need to remove the brownish tough outer seed coat of the durian seed. An easy way to do this is to heat the durian seeds in a wok using medium heat. Keep stirring the seeds until the seed coat turn black. Peel off the shriveled seed coat to expose the white seeds inside. Use a sharp knife to cut the white seeds into thin slices. Deep fry the slices in hot vegetable oil and strain. Mix butter and a little salt to the fried durian slices and serve.
11. McDonald's Durian Crunch McFlurry
Too sweet. Only a durian flavoured ice-cream. A big disappointment.
|Vacuum freeze dried durian arils or flesh|
|Durian cake made from durian flesh and sugar|
12. Green Beans and Durian
13. 3D Durian Cake
|3D Durian Cake|
14. Pizza Durian
15. BBQ Durian
16. Durian Chicken Hot Pot