Durian prices has shoot up very high this year with the famous Maoshanwang selling at almost RM90/kg, that’s very crazy compare to last years about RM60/kg. But then, coming to Penang for a durian trip is not about looking for the all time durian king, but to savour the local type of durian that’s grown in the hill of Balik Pulau which is well known in this island and throughout the region too!
Forget about Maoshanwang, forget about D24, when you are in Penang, you eat what the locals eat, you eat what the local produces e.g. Ang Hair (Red Prawn), Tek Ka (Bamboo Leg), Hor Lor (no idea), Orh Qi (Black Thorn) and so on, funny name right. I don’t know how to differentiate yet, I only know how to spot the real Maoshanwang, that its ass has a 5 point star shape.
But, how do you know you are eating good Penang durian? Just check out Tua Bui Teik (you can just call him Ah Teik) stall located on side of Perak Road, in front of a little Tua Pek Kong Shrine, he’s the real good man who introduces good local durian at a reasonable price. I know there’s a another stall that is nearby which is very famous, and I am pretty sure you will get a shock on the bill too, which adds its fame.
You will never go wrong with Teik’s durian! Damage of the day, RM130 for Tek Ka & Xiao Hong. Personal new favourite – Tek Ka.
Just note, he started his selling in the morning which he will pack up when the durian finishes at about 3-4pm. Lunch time is a good time to visit.