Uncle John’s Balik Pulau Durians

It would seem like going to Uncle John’s durian farm in Balik Pulau is getting to be a yearly affair since I was first introduced to this place last year.  And so this year, about 20 of us durian lovers made our way again to Balik Pulau for another round of RM12 durian buffet!

Uncle John’s durian season starts quite late, so July would be a good month to go and his durians are still available right up til August.

The sight that greeted us upon arrival… the durians all piled up and waiting for us… hehe..

Uncle John’s

We wasted no time and soon Uncle John was swiftly opening durian after durian. Since there were so many of us, and only ONE Uncle John… there ended up being a ‘queue’ to get our hands on the durians. 🙂

Uncle John’s durians

Pretty soon, we had finished one load of durians… and were still going strong! Keep those durians coming!

Aftermath…

Lots of durians on the tree…

Durians on the tree

This time around we had a lot of D24, ‘chiu ji’ (Ring in Hokkien) and green skins… I loved the ‘chiu ji’ – thick creamy flesh and tiny seeds. 🙂

Durian durian

Unique shaped durian

Uncle John also prepared juicy pineapples, ‘cempedak’ (Jack fruit) and rambutans for us much to our delight!

Juicy Pineapples

Jack fruit

Rambutans

Many readers have emailed me asking for directions to Uncle John’s place. Its quite difficult to explain as there aren’t any landmarks or signboards leading into his farm. Your best bet would be to give Uncle John a call to arrange a date for your visit. Make your way to Balik Pulau and wait for him at Sacred Heart school, which is very near his farm. Uncle John can be contacted at 012-4098027. Uncle John speaks perfect English as he used to teach. 🙂

And as creatures of habits… after that lovely durian buffet, we made our way to this laksa place. I had told myself right before the trip that I would pay attention to the road and draw a map to the laksa place…but the durians took over my brain and I was too stuffed to concentrate on where we were going! Ok lah… next year I promise I will draw the map!! 😛

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13 Comments

  1. ai wei – the rambutans we had were nice and sweet. but i prefer longans though! 🙂

    kenny mah – hehe such a coincidence that we both blogged abt this king of fruit almost at the same time… next time you come to penang, i bring you for durian buffet ya!

    matthew – hi there! as i’ve mentioned, its quite hard to give directions to uncle john’s farm. usually if you call him for directions he will advice you to make your way to balik pulau and to Sacred Heart school. then wait for him there and he’ll come to meet you in his motorbike. do give him a call before you go! 🙂

  2. I love durians and we normally buy from this guy in front of the coffee shop by the market at Balik Pulau. I must say it would be quite a trilling experience eating durians in an orchard. Havent had the chance yet.

  3. oh my Godness . . . . My favourite fruit DURIAN . . . you so bad yet again tempting me to those lovely lovely adorable durian . . . now I know where you got your death by durian from! lol!

  4. HI LINGZIE

    actually chiew chi is not Ring in Hokkien. Its wrinkled seed in Hokkien (ie small, deformed). Intonation makes all the difference in Chinese dialects. I’ll try to give Uncle John a call this 09 durian season. 😉

    zik
    durian lover extreme

    fellow pg-ite durian lovers & foodies, i’d love to get in touch with u. zig me: zikazika2@yahoo.co.uk

  5. Hi Lingzie

    May I know if the durian buffet by Uncle John is still in operation? My friends and I are going to Penang in July and thought of paying him a visit for some awesome durians!

    Please drop me an email.

    Thanks,
    Sanz

    1. Hi Wong
      I havent been to Uncle John’s place in the past few years. So I hope his contact number still remains the same – Uncle john – 012-4098027 or 046561226. hope this helps!

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