rice cake confessional

adventures in eating

sniff, sniff… ew.

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Do you smell that? If you were in Singapore you would most definitely smell that. You would smell it in almost every single grocery store you stepped foot in. The strong, overpowering reek of overripe fruits mixed with sweat. That is the smell of the oft feared durian. 

True confession time. I’ve never had durian. I’ve been meaning to. I am was open to the idea. I just never really got around to it. For the record, the smell of durian doesn’t turn me off completely. Its pungent for sure but not gag worthy.


After running an errand into Chinatown we were momentarily distracted by the smell of crepes mixed with the never to be mistaken aroma of durian. Thoughts that ran through my head include: ‘ugh, durian’ ‘no time like the present’ ‘how bad could it be’ and ‘maybe the chances of me liking durian will be higher if I eat it wrapped in a yummy pancake.’


The ‘pancakes’ are super thin and are cooked long enough that they actually get quite crispy. It’s SGD1.20 for one crepe and they also have other flavors like peanut butter if you’re not willing to take the durian plunge.


The filling is actually durian ice cream with fresh durian bits. I took a bite. 

Blech. It tastes like kitchen cleaner. Cold, icy, kitchen cleaner. Very chemically and not at all fruity. I actually expected it to taste like overripe jackfruit for some reason but no, def not the case. 

The pancake part was good.

Chances of me eating fresh durian: very slim.


Written by joann

November 23, 2008 at 9:47 pm

Posted in dessert, singapore, singaporean

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  1. yep! me neither. i was open to trying it but don’t think i want to anymore. (not after reading your post :D)


    November 24, 2008 at 9:22 am

  2. yah, i think you could live without tasting this one…


    November 24, 2008 at 11:26 pm

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