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Top durian places to find the best Mao Shan Wang

In a country where there’s a building in the shape of a durian, it’s unlikely that there’s any shortage of the actual fruit anywhere in this little red dot.

When it comes to picking the best shop to patronise, it’s always a dilemma especially with mixed reviews floating around the internet. With top grade mao shan wang available at almost every stall during the peak season, ambience and service are the next dealmakers. So here’s a guide to nine durian stalls with great service all around Singapore that serve up the best mao shan wang:

Check our guide on durian delivery services in Singapore.

– Central –

1. House of Durian – Toa Payoh

house of durian

Tucked away under a HDB block at Toa Payoh, House of Durian contains so much more than just durians alone. In here resides a variety of other fruits as well as durian creations – and by that, I mean mao shan wang ice cream, cake, and smoothies made with actual durian in front of your eyes.

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A mao shan wang smoothie made on the spot? Yes please.

Address: 211 Lorong 8 Toa Payoh, Block 211, Singapore 310211
Contact: 6258 2054 / 9108 3710
Price: From $24/KG for MSW

House of Durian website

2. Fruit Monkeys – Farrer Park

fruit monkeys

Durians are “heaty” enough, and we don’t need things to get even more heated with the weather. A great respite from Singapore’s heat and humidity, Fruit Monkeys allows you to sit down under aircon and enjoy your durian without sweating.

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Located a stone’s throw away from Farrer Park MRT Station, this indoor durian eatery left both our tummies and hearts full with the fleshy mao shan wang and heartwarming service. Complimentary gloves, water and tissue made for an amazingly convenient experience. NETs payment is accepted too.

fruit monkey

Address: 88 Rangoon Road, #01-07 Rangoon 88, Singapore 218374
Contact: 6291 2383 / 9145 2860
Price: From $22/KG for Premium MSW

Fruit Monkeys website

3. Durian Mpire by 717 Trading – Serangoon Road

717 tradingA roadside durian place with honest and top-quality mao shan wang

717 Trading is the kind of place you’d go to for a lepak night out with good ol’ friends and some quality durian. The whole roadside experience was very simplistic and peaceful; the staff were rather friendly as well.

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The mao shan wang we got struck a perfect balance of bitter and sweet and maintained its shape even though it was super creamy. Perfect for those who like something substantial to bite into.

durian mpire

Address: 22 Yio Chu Kang Road, Highland Centre #01-01, Singapore 545535
Opening hours: 12PM-8PM
Contact: 6487 2777
Price: From $25/KG for Old Tree MSW

Durian Mpire website

– West –

4. Ah Seng Durian – Ghim Moh & Alexandra

ah sengImage credit: Ah Seng Durian

Ah Seng Durian has been around for a couple of years, never failing to win the hearts of Singaporeans in search of good quality durians, especially mao shan wang. Having a reputation for his honesty, Ah Seng is a friendly and bubbly store owner who’s almost always present, providing customers personal service.

Pro tip: You should reserve your durians one-two days ahead because of high demand. It can also get very crowded so don’t come expecting a guaranteed seat!

List of Ah Seng Durian locations

5. Lele Durian Singapore – Ghim Moh

lele durianImage credit: Lele Durian Singapore

Lele Durian is known for its top-grade mao shan wang from Batu Pahat that rarely disappoints its customers. Their MSW is known to be super bittersweet and addictively creamy in texture. With fluctuating prices throughout the year, catch them during the durian season and dig in!

Address: 20 Ghim Moh Road, #01-125 Ghim Moh Market & Food Centre, Singapore 270020
Opening hours: 1PM-9PM, Daily
Contact: 9694 8584
Price: From $22/KG for MSW

Lele Durian website

6. The Durian Tree – Bukit Batok

the durian treeImage credit: The Durian Tree

There’s more to the West for durian-lovers than just Ghim Moh. The Durian Tree is a humble durian stall at Bukit Batok selling a great variety of durians, including fleshy mao shan wang at a very reasonable price. Service is noted to be extremely good by many customers who claim that they replace bad durians within reasonable requests.

*Dining in isn’t currently available at The Durian Tree

Address: 277 Bukit Batok East Avenue 3, #01-371, Singapore 650277
Contact: 8777 1388
Opening Hours: 1–11PM
Price: From $24/KG for MSW

The Durian Tree website

– East –

7. Ah Huang D24 Sultan Durian – Sims Avenue

ah huang d24 sims avenue

Ah Hung D24 Sultan Durian has D24 in its name for a reason – their durians never fail to please D24 lovers. However, during peak season, Ah Hung prides itself on their flat-seeded, fleshy, and slightly bitter MSW as well. Amongst the stretch of durian stalls at Sims Avenue, I have to admit that Ah Hung is one of the few stalls that are genuine in both their quality and pricing.

P.S. The 79-year-old boss is retiring after 2021’s harvest, so we’d get there ASAP!

Address: 107/9 Sims Avenue, Singapore 387431
Contact: 6743 3509
Price: From $25/KG for MSW

Ah Huang D24 Sultan Durian website

8. 227 Katong Durian – East Coast Road

227 katong durianImage credit: @howardhoch

Katong is not only the place to take Instagram-worthy hipster cafe shots but also to savour drool-worthy mao shan wang. At 227 Katong, feast on bright yellow fleshy pieces of durian at a relatively reasonable price with a bonus of great service. For those who wish to skip the disappointment of “sold out” durians for walk-in orders, you can also order online on their website.

Address: 227 East Coast Road Singapore
Contact: 8318 9924
Opening hours: 10.30AM-10.30PM
Price: From $22/KG for MSW

227 Katong Durians website

– North –

9. Durian Kaki – Yishun

durian kakiImage credit: @duriankakisg

If there’s one thing Yishun is known for other than rabak crimes, it’s durian. Be brave and tread those dangerous grounds, ‘cause it’s definitely worth it if you’re going to get mao shan wang at Durian Kaki.

Apart from excellent reviews of the creamy bittersweet king of fruits, their service has received a noteworthy amount of praise as well. A clean modern spin on the classic roadside durian stalls, with indoor seating to accommodate haters of our humid weather.

Address: Yishun Street 22, Block 293 #01-259, Singapore 760293
Opening hours: 2-10pm
Contact: 8405 8509
Price: From $22/KG for MSW

Durian Kaki website

Where to buy durian in Singapore

No matter where you live in Singapore, durian season doesn’t discriminate. Mao shan wang lovers can take advantage of the upcoming peak period and lower prices to feast on the custardy fruit. Just be sure to drink lots of water while you’re at it!

Originally published on 5th May 2017. Last updated by Josiah Neo on 2nd July 2021.

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