From The Straits Times    |

Durians are one of the nation’s favourite food, made more so this year by the bumper crop of durians from Malaysia and the fierce competition between the best durian stalls . Here are three places to go if you’re a fan of the bittersweet fruit

#1 Axis Bar and Lounge
Mandarin Oriental Singapore, 5 Raffles Avenue, Marina Square

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This will be a treat for durian enthusiasts: Axis Bar and Lounge will be presenting a durian-inspired afternoon tea experience as part of the SG50 Singapore food trail. Before you dig into the durian goodies, try the lemongrass barley jello and savoury canapes such as fried carrot cake and beef rendang pot pie. After that, indulge in three tiers of desserts which include D24 durian tea cake, durian creme brulee, durian scones and gula Melaka durian souffle roll.
Price: $42++ per person
When: August 1 to 31, 2015

#2 Melt-The World Cafe
5 Raffles Ave, Marina Square, Tel: 6885 3500, Email: mosin-dining@mohg.com

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If you can never get enough of durians, you’ll love this buffet as a D24 durian corner will be set up for all to get their fill of the king of fruit. In addition to its regular buffet spread, the restaurant will also be serving up popular local hawker dishes such as katong laksa, popiah, hokkien prawn noodles and claypot bak kut teh.
Prices: From $98 per person
When: August 9, 2015

#3 Joe & Dough
Joe & Dough outlets, www.joeanddough.com

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Fancy having durian as dessert? These Durian Profiteroles from Joe & Dough are small shells of cream puff dough filled with flavourful and smooth Mao Shan Wang durian puree. The durian is known for having a bittersweet taste and goes really well with the fluffy and light texture of the profiteroles dough. You can indulge in these small durian treats without having to feel guilty about having too much dessert.
Price: $4.80
When: August 1 to 31, 2015

Here are more desserts that you should try if you are a durian fan!

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