Durian Buffet: All You Can Eat of the World’s Most Body Altering Delicacy

By Mark Wiens 52 Comments
Durian Buffet, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Durian Buffet, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

No other natural phenomenon that sprouts on this green earth comes close to the body altering, emotion heightening, crazy feeling, and flavor bursting sensation of the world’s ultimate natural gourmet high; the Durian.

It is truly a fruit that transcends all fruity competition and boasts as a monarch in a world or natural delicacies. Somewhere down the road a genius deemed it necessary to create a buffet of the craziest possible food on earth; that’s when the Durian buffet was born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  Don’t ever underestimate an all you eat Durian buffet, it will force you to bow, respect, and possibly punish you a little… Excited???

Check out the Durian Buffet video first:


Durian on Display
Durian on Display
Malaysian Durian
Malaysian Durian

Where Can I Eat a Durian Buffet?

Durian SS2, 1,jalan ss 2/75,47300 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia (located a little outside the center of Kuala Lumpur),  you will notice a number of tents on the side of the street with pungent aromas filling the surrounding air

SS2 Durian Buffet Contact: Ah Wai (the Don), 012-234-5619, [email protected]

Check out the map:


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Durian Buffet Damage - 3 of us
Durian Buffet Damage – 3 of us

How Much Does the Durian Buffet Cost?

It depends on where you go and what plan you are on. The all you can eat durian usually costs anywhere from 10 – 25 RM per person.

Note: Make sure to ask them if the buffet is available and what the price is before getting started on the durian.

The Unhealthy Amount of Durian We Ate
The Unhealthy Amount of Durian We Ate

All gourmet fundamentalists, food fanatics, or just average people, should consider the life mandatory Durian pilgrimage to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in order to tackle the buffet.  I can guarantee this is one of the great intense intimate culinary journey’s the world has to offer!



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  • Astro Awani

    3 years ago

    Hi, we Astro Awani, Malaysia biggest channel news, would like take some of your photos of Durian buffet to be on our website’s gallery. Credits will be given to your name. Thanks!

    • Mark Wiens

      3 years ago

      Hey Astro, as long as you link them to my website. Thanks!

  • Near

    3 years ago

    There is also Durian in Sri lanka :p Very tasty but i don’t like the smell

    • Mark Wiens

      3 years ago

      Hey Near, yes I was looking for it, but I guess I was in Sri Lanka when it was out of season…

  • Lindsay

    3 years ago

    Oh those durians look soooo good, Mark! Wow, making me hungry. Next time check out Donald’s Durian just next door to SS2, a little quieter but same prices and quality 🙂

    • Mark Wiens

      3 years ago

      Hey Lindsay, thank you for the suggestions, next time I’ll go there for sure!

  • wanderingeducators

    4 years ago

    I can’t imagine a WHOLE buffet….

  • Pier

    5 years ago

    I Am simply crazy for durian i tested in Singapore ,Kuala Lumpur ,but where i can find in Bangkok , can u vive me an advice

    • Mark Wiens

      5 years ago

      Awesome to hear that Pier. Durian is spread all around Bangkok, often on street carts pushed throughout town. You can always find good quality durian in Chinatown (Yaowarat).

  • doi

    5 years ago

    first time i heard of Durian buffet before. had to google the conversion of the cost of the buffet as am gonna include this on my to-do list when i travel to KL. you should also try out the durians of Davao City, Philippines too. and they normally pair Durian there with Coke. also check out Lachi’s Durian Cheesecake (also in Davao City). it’s so yummy! =)

    • Mark Wiens

      5 years ago

      That’s cheesecake sounds amazing Doi, as does pairing it with coke! I would love to try durian in Davao City, I hope I can visit soon! Hope you have a great trip to Malaysia and let me know how the durian buffet goes!

  • sully86

    5 years ago

    its like the french with their stinking cheeses …except this is a fruit with thorny thorns outside and a foul smelling one..

    • Mark Wiens

      5 years ago

      Haha, yup and it’s so delicious and sweet too!

  • msbongki

    6 years ago

    so, are you westerners? and you enjoy durians? I thought the westerners says it smells like a sock?

    • Mark Wiens

      6 years ago

      I’m 1/2 Chinese and 1/2 Caucasian, and I love to eat. I think durian smells more like a sweet fruit than a dirty sock!

      • jimmy

        5 years ago

        my thai freinds tell me not to eat too much durian at one sitting, especially during hot weather, as durian can over heat ones body……….and it is so rich not sure how one can eat 8 durians………..555

        • Mark Wiens

          5 years ago

          Hey Jimmy, I know, I also hear that eating too much durian is not a great idea from lots of my Thai friends, but I think in Malaysia people eat in more quantities. I did feel a little strange, but it was too good to stop!

  • We Love Durian

    6 years ago

    Good news for durian lovers!!!

    We will be opening our Durian Festival @ Carrefour Subang Jaya (main entrance) from 27 April 2011 until end of durian season

    We will also be having Durian Appreciation Nite whereby you will be able to taste 4 to 5 variety of top branded durian including the famous “mao san wang” in one session. Please email me if you are interested to participate. Our durian expert will answer all your durian questions. Price: not confirmed yet

    Email me @ [email protected] if you need more info or visit http://www.welovedurian.com

    • Mark Wiens

      6 years ago

      That sounds great, I wish I was in KL now to get in on the Durian action. Hopefully next time!

  • Conspiracy girl

    6 years ago

    hi,

    Wow!!!
    Magnificent I really cant believed that thee is such as durian buffet in Malaysia.
    durian is good but I hate the smell and its appearance…..
    The bad smell of that durian will last up to days even if you put fragrance on your hands it will still comes out….

  • FRANKLIN

    6 years ago

    AWESOME!!!!!! i could go there some time soon…hope its still there…
    duriansssss…..hey look at me im a durian zombie!

  • Randall

    6 years ago

    I wish I was there to try it with you. Not sure I could do it! I was close to some in Singapore but didn’t dare try to eat them!

    Love the video.

  • Amy

    7 years ago

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  • Mark Wiens

    7 years ago

    @Karen: It was a lot of Durian, probably won’t ever eat that much at one sitting again in my life, however, it was glorious!

    @Dina: I guess you are also a lover of Durian, wonderful!

    @Jetpacker: Haha, I’ve to tell some disliking friends that they should avoid the smell, not even think about the texture, and then only focus on the wonderful flavor. Maybe that will work?

  • Andy Hayes | Sharing Travel Experiences

    7 years ago

    Woah – this is serious business. Yum. And woah.

  • The Jetpacker

    7 years ago

    I really wanted to like durian after watching Andrew Zimmern eat it on Bizzare Foods… but it’s the trifecta of gross: nasty smell, ugly appearance, and disturbing texture.

  • saimatkong

    7 years ago

    yup it’s nice!

  • jen laceda

    7 years ago

    This is mucho loco!!!

  • Dina

    7 years ago

    Awesome durian feast! I wish I could be there!!

  • Karen

    7 years ago

    Omgosh! can’t believe you had 8.5 durians!!! :O :O i’m pretty sure the smell of durian stay on your fingers for at least 3 days and even your sweat smell like durian too! :S

    • nondipoo

      4 years ago

      Wish we could buy them in UK. Can’t even get the dried Durian now. Also Mangosteen and Chicos. Tesco had them in one year but didn’t advertise them and then didn’t bother again. They should have taster sessions with all exotic fruits. English people won’t buy new things untilthey have tasted them.

      • Mark Wiens

        4 years ago

        Hey, too bad no durian. But in a city like London there sure has to be a demand for durian in some areas?