Durian is a polarizing and exotic fruit that has captivated adventurous food enthusiasts for centuries. With its spiky exterior and pungent aroma, the durian offers a truly unique culinary experience. In this article, we will delve into the world of durian and explore creative recipes that showcase the fruit’s distinct flavors. Prepare to embark on a delicious journey filled with daring combinations and unexpected delights.

1. Durian with Chocolate Smoothie Bowl Recipe:


– 1 ripe durian, flesh scooped out

– 1 frozen banana

– 1 cup of coconut milk or your preferred non-dairy milk

– ½ cup of any chocolate brand, chopped

– Toppings: sliced fruits, granola, chia seeds, and coconut flakes


1. In a blender, combine the durian flesh, frozen banana, chopped chocolate and coconut milk.

2. Blend until smooth and creamy, adding more milk if needed.

3. Pour the mixture into a bowl.

4. Decorate with your favorite toppings, such as sliced fruits, granola, chia seeds, and coconut flakes.

5. Serve immediately and enjoy the refreshing flavors of this tropical smoothie bowl.

Refreshing smoothie out of durian. ❤️
Photo from Facebook| Jocelyn Hridaya

2. Durian Custard Tart Recipe:


– 1 pre-made tart crust

– 2 cups of durian flesh

– 1 cup of condensed milk

– 4 eggs


1. Preheat your oven to 180°C (350°F).

2. In a mixing bowl, combine the durian flesh, condensed milk, and eggs.

3. Blend the mixture until smooth and well-combined.

4. Pour the durian custard into the pre-made tart crust.

5. Bake in the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes, or until the custard is set and the crust is golden brown.

6. Allow the tart to cool completely before serving.

7. Slice into wedges and savor the creamy and aromatic note of durian in this unique twist on a classic custard tart.

Mouth watering Durian Custard Tart from Durian Bakery. ❤️
Photo from Instagram | shotby_fenfen

3. Durian Fried Rice Recipe:


– 2 cups of cooked rice, preferably cooled overnight

– 1 cup of durian flesh, diced

– 1 small onion, finely chopped

– 2 cloves of garlic, minced

– 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil

– 2 tablespoons of soy sauce

– ½ cup of frozen mixed vegetables

– shrimp, optional

– Salt and pepper to taste


1. Heat the vegetable oil in a large pan or wok over medium heat.

2. Add the onions and garlic and sauté until fragrant.

3. Stir in the durian flesh and cook for a few minutes until slightly softened.

4. Add the cooked rice and mixed vegetables to the pan. Stir-fry for 5-7 minutes, ensuring the rice is well-coated with the durian mixture.

5. Season with soy sauce, salt, and pepper, adjusting to taste.

6. Continue stir-frying for another 2-3 minutes until the flavors are well combined.

7. Serve hot, topped with shrimp and enjoy this surprising combination of savory fried rice with the creamy and distinct taste of durian.

A classic fried rice with a flavor twist of durian. ❤️
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Durian’s unmistakable aroma and rich, creamy flavor make it a truly unique ingredient for your recipes. Also to experiment with in the kitchen. Whether you incorporate it into a luscious smoothie bowl, use it to create a delectable custard tart, or give your fried rice an unexpected twist, durian offers a culinary adventure like no other. Embrace the unusual recipes and let your taste buds revel in the wonderful and diverse flavors of this remarkable “king of fruits.”

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