Ah Seng Durian Review
ADDRESS: 20 Ghim Moh Road
#01-119 to #01-122 Ghim Moh Market & Food Centre Singapore 270020
Phone: +65 94656160
Are you a durian lover or just plain curious to taste the fruit that most people are raving about? Worry no more because Ah Seng Durian will never fail to deliver. Ah Seng Durian has been in Singapore for a long, long time, and they are famous for running their stall in Ghim Moh Market. In fact, it’s safe to say that Ah Seng is probably the most popular, well-known stall in Singapore. After operating for many years, Ah Seng durian has built up a reputation as an honest and reliable seller for durians. Even though their price might be on the higher side, we can’t fault them for that due to their great quality of durians, and most importantly, their integrity.
Rumour has it that Ah Seng is looking to retire and passing on the durian business to his children. Whether or not they can live up to his mantle of having the best durians in Singapore, only time will tell. For now, you can try out their durian, and even talk to Ah Seng himself!
Here are the top four reasons why Ah Seng Durian is the most famous durian stall in Singapore.
- Wide Variety
Ah Seng sells a wide variety of durian: Mao Shan Wang, Golden Phoenix, Black Pearl, D13, Gang Hai, and D17. Each variety has different characteristics and taste profile. Among the varieties, the most sought after variety of the durian lovers is the Green Bamboo or Tek Kah (D160) because of its unique aftertaste.
Of course, when you visit their stall, don’t be surprised to see some of the durian varieties being out of stock. That’s because durian seasons come and go, and it’s always a good idea to check with the stall before heading down.
- Excellent Quality
Apart from the different selections customer can choose from, Ah Seng is noted for the excellent quality of its durian. Customers are being asked if they prefer the sweet or bitter variety. In the event that the durians opened were not the variety preferred, Ah Seng will set it aside and select the durian based on the preference of the customer. And even after selection and down the packaging section, seeds that are not up to the standard will be thrown away and replaced with acceptable ones.
It’s safe to say that Ah Seng will try his best to live up to his reputation – after all, customers will not be coming back to him if he doesn’t maintain the honesty and integrity that he’s known for!
- Best Packaging
One need not worry if they intend to bring home their purchased durian be it at home or overseas. They offer air tight sealed boxes or vacuum packing which makes transporting durian safe for both the owner and the people they travel with. Customers are assured that their packaging is 100% smell-free and no pungent smell will emanate from their purchased durian.
We’ve also known people to be able to obtain vacuum-packed durians from Ah Seng which can be brought overseas.
- Reasonable Price
For 6$ to $15 per kilogram, you get to taste the best variety of your choice. Comparing with other local stores where prices can range from $20-$25, Ah Seng’s price is the most reasonable any durian lover could ever have.
Despite the long line one has to endure when purchasing durian from Ah Seng, every trip is worth it (not to mention the complimentary water given to their customers). This is one thing to note for durian lovers – if you’re not one to queue, then perhaps you want to be going at non-peak hours. If not, be prepared to deal with long queues, especially during the durian season. If you’re not sure when the durian season is, you can look it up at our post here: Durian Season.
So, what are you waiting for? Drop by Ah Seng Durian’s store and experience the wonderful and tasty world of durians.