A Rare Interview with Ah Wai, “The King of SS2 Durians”
Q1. What are your favorite durian species?
A1. Musang King and Tracka
Q2. How many durians do you sell a day?
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.
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…)
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
First published on 13 July, 2014.
Updated on 30 June 2017.
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