We chanced upon durians being roasted on a charcoal grill at Ratchada’s Rot Fai market, and the adventurous us gamely ordered one whole durian to try. Everything taste better on the grill, no? The durian was grilled until the husk turns ashen-black.
After grilling, the durian was then cut apart, Thai-style, and further torched, giving the durian flesh a charred mark. It reminds me of my charred aburi sushi. After roasting, the durian flesh was soft, sweet, very sweet .. and warm! It was weird eating warm durian. but it was nice nevertheless.
If your stomach has room, do go for their 299 baht for durian buffet, all-you-can-eat with no time limit. If it’s just the grilled durian, 300 baht per whole durian.
Thai Durian Buffet ตลาดนัดรถไฟ (Rot Fai Market)
Ratcadaphisek Road (behind Esplanade Shopping Mall)
MRT: National Cultural Centre, Exit 3