That bright yellow thing called out for me, and I was momentarily blinded by it. Drama. But, if one sees bright yellow durian flesh in Thailand, one can’t help but be dramatic about it. We’re talking about “real durian” versus “pale tasteless” durian in this Land of Durian-but-not-Durian, you see.
I swear by the moon and the stars in the sky that Puang Manee พวงมณี durian is the best-est species in Thailand, but itis darn freaking expensive at 250/300 baht per kilo. Thai’s #1 Monthong durian on the other hand, is priced around 150 baht per kilo. And it was selling at 169 baht/kilo at BigC today.
And now my friends, this “Kra Dum Thong”, “Gradumtung” or “Kradumtung” กระดุมทอง aka Golden Button durian is priced almost the same as the “tasteless” Monthong at BigC. If you share the same durian tastebud as me, make a beeline for it. According to this website here, Golden Button durian is an early season variety in Thailand, fruiting around March.
I bought one small pack to try, ended up going back for more .. No more writing, let the durian fiesta begins ….