Mao Shan Wang durian at $3,200 for a table of 10, anyone?

Summit Subang USJ leasing assistant manager Esther Phua (right) with Summit Subang USJ marketing senior manager Wivien W.H.San (left) posing with their favourite fruit during launch of the annual Jom Durian event.
PHOTO: The Star/Asia News Network

When it comes to durian, one piece is never enough, especially if you are a fan of the thorny fruit.

With durian prices skyrocketing in recent years, what better way to enjoy the king of fruits then to participate in an eat-all-you-can affair where you get to feast on mountains of durian.

Next month, the Jom Durian 10 event returns to Summit USJ in Subang Jaya for the fourth year with close to eight tonnes of durians of different variety expected to be brought in.

For RM40 (S$12.80) per person, participants will be able to indulge themselves for an hour together with friends and family.

Those who are looking to savour only the Musang King fruit can purchase tables worth RM5,000 and RM10,000 for a table for 10.

Exorbitant?

Perhaps, but it's for a good cause.

All proceeds from the event will be channelled to the Children's Wish Society to help raise funds to fulfil the wishes of terminally ill children across the country.

"Those purchasing the corporate tables will be having top-of-the-range durian with no time limit placed. As long as they can still tuck in, they are welcome to continue dining," said Summit USJ chairman Wong Kim Chon during the launch at Durian SS2.

The popular durian stall in Petaling Jaya will be supplying durian for the event.

Durian feasting without dirtying your hands at The Peranakan

  • Mad about durians but don't want to dirty your fingers? Then try the durian feast at The Peranakan at Claymore Connect mall at Orchard Hotel's retail wing.
  • The Peranakan resttaurant serves an eight-course feast with six durian dishes, which are actually snacks and desserts.
  • If you want to impress a foreign guest or someone special, The Peranakan offers a unique dining ambience that's truly Singaporean.
  • The durian dishes are served in cut-glass containers, giving an old-world style dining experience.
  • See the cake inside?
  • Here it is: Pandan cake with layers of durian paste and smeared with coconut flakes.
  • Crispy fish skins help cleanse the palate before the next big helping of durian dishes.
  • One of the main courses is glutinous rice tinged with blue from the butterfly pea flower and topped with durian and shredded turmeric leaves.
  • Guess what's inside?
  • Durian Pengat enriched with coconut milk and palm sugar is unveiled when the cover is removed.
  • Ice-cold Chendol capped with durian ends the feast.
  • Lemongrass pandan tea is served hot as an accompaniment throughout the meal.
  • The durian menu is available when durians are in season, but do check with the restaurant first before going there.

The event runs over two-days from Aug 19 to 20.

The first day has been dedicated to those purchasing corporate tables.

On the second day public can participate in two different sessions: noon and 1.30pm.

To purchase tickets or tables, you can call 03-8023 3493 or visit Summit USJ information counters or CWSMalaysia Facebook page.

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