Do you remember my King?


Sorry, I’m not posting about the next king of England. Or even MJ the king of pop.

Nope, not about them.

I’m talking about Durian (again). During my fasting hours, when I supposed to boost my pray activities, somehow it took my mind back to the time when I was at Medan.

Durian Medan, is one of Indonesia’s premium quality of Durian. It has deep and sharp sweetness, without over powering acidity. It has slightly thinner flesh than Monthong from Thailand or Malaysians, but the flavor conquer them all.

Especially the original and organic Durian, fresh from the forest. Nothing, I repeat, nothing will ever taste better than wild Durian straight from the tree.

If you ever get a chance to go North Sumatera, please ask for wild Durian from the forest. You won’t regret it.


Me and the King, happy moments. (featuring my mother in law picking more Durian for me)

Two different type of wild Durian we tasted, both of them spectacularly delicious.

My left overs after eating five heads of Durian by my self, I can’t finish the rest. We took them home and ate it after refrigerated.


Durian Pancake, the trendy and stylish King of fruit

Durian pancake, Mango and Avocado Pancake

In the last four to five years, Durian is becoming more acceptable. Not only to westerners’ taste bud, but also the rest of Non- Durian lovers’ -Asian breed tongue.
Sorry, it’s not supposed to sound that harsh. I just want to emphasize that people are relentless finding ways to create something using Durian in order to expand its fan share.
Durian Pancake came around that time.
And it became a big hit.A culture phenomena, I say. Just like Jegging (Jeans-Legging) in the world of fashion. Not every one’s favorite, but still a mega trend.
Pancake Durian actually has variety of forms and texture. The one that become a trend setter is the plumpy and square -pillow like- presentation.

durian & mango pancake

Thin crepe pancake from tapioca flour created a smooth blanket for creamy-doughy and wet Durian flesh. Some use vibrant green color, some are pale to bright yellow.

Durian pancake, Mango and Avocado Pancake

Durian pancake, Mango and Avocado Pancake

The high note for this delicacy is keep your hands clean, dry and not smelly after eating Durian. One of my cousin likes Durian, but she can’t handle to smell its aroma from her fingers after eating it.
a clean bite of Durian

a clean bite of Durian

Now, she pass the Au Naturalle Durian and switched her faith to pancake Durian. It look pretty, easy to eat and you got free hands!
Over the years, more and more people or community make Pancake Durian with their own flare and style. Just like fashion, they mix and matched it with other textures or forms.
pancake durian gallery

We can find a pancake Durian using crunchy crepes or egg based pancake and more. The red line is, they all use the good quality ripe less fermented Durian.
From the messy and smelly eating to stylish sophisticated dish. Durian Pancake is a cultural phenomena.