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Meet Melanie & Tobias and an interview with Ah Wai, “King of Durian SS2” [Durian Part 1]

Meet Melanie & Tobias, a Swedish travelling couple from “MT World”. They are strictly fruitarians. They mainly eat from Ah Wai SS2 durian store when they are in Kuala Lumpur. I introduced them to my good friend Ah Wai, the original Durian SS2 store owner. SS2 is a suburb in Petaling Jaya, 20 minutes drive from Kuala Lumpur city center.

They have very healthy skin complexion. Wonder it’s their fruitarian diet.

MT rate the following countries for durians:

1. Malaysia

2. Indonesia

3. Thailand

The most durians ate between the two of them in one sitting: 30.

They go for the RM20 (about US$6.3) eat all you can.

Ah Wai, Owner of SS2 Durian: Listening to the Sound of Durian Shaking

Ah Wai, Owner of SS2 Durian: Listening to the Sound of Durian Shaking

Q&A Interview with Ah Wai, “The King of SS2 durians”

Q1. What are your favorite durians?

A1. Musang King and Tracka

Q2. How many durians you sell a day?

A2. 3,000

Q3. What do you do with the durians that were opened but were rejected by customers?

A3. Sold to makers of durian cakes.

Q4. Where you get your durians from?

A4. Bentong, and Pahang state.

Q5. Is it true you can die drinking alcohol/ beer with durian?

A5. It’s a myth, and a grandmother’s scare story.

Q6. Do you eat durians every day?

A6. “Tai doe toe keng” (see scared already).

Q7. Do women fall in love with you because of your unique status as “The King of SS2 durians”?

A7. None yet.

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Q8. Is the cashier your wife?

A8. No. I have a wife and a girlfriend… (Ah Wai gave us a cheeky smile. We dare not ask him what does that mean…)

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RM15 eat all you can pile in front, RM9 pile in the middle, and RM20 the third line further behind.

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Prices: Ah Wai, DurianSS2.com Jalan SS2/75 (corner)
RM9 eat all you can “Kampung” or village variety – most popular

RM20 eat all you can (except Musang King)

RM15 eat all you can – least popular

Musang King: RM25 per kilo

 

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Robert Chaen’s favorite durians in this order:

[ ] Black Thorn

[ ] Musang King (aka “Raja Kunyit”, the no.1 most highly rated durian in KL)

[ ] Tracka (aka “Choke Keok” Bamboo feet in Cantonese)

[ ] Udang Merah (“Hung Har” in Cantonese, the no.1 favorite in Penang)

[ ] XO and XXO

[ ] Dato’ Nina – fragrant like perfume, or chrysanthemum

[ ] Hor Lor

 

Watch Melanie & Tobias YouTube videos: MT World

http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMmPzubkFthiofUTlLvNMWg

Published: Sunday, 13 July, 2014, 10:28pm