Monday, August 18, 2014

The night belongs to the Musang king

My dearie Miss Poot Poot Poot was back from ICU. She ran into a battery emergency and left me stranded in Bukit Bintang a few days earlier. Never in my life I have to jump-start a car and despite numerous resuscitation she just couldn't until BMW Automobile Help came, my White Horse Prince. He's so good looking that not only my heart was skipping faster than usual, even Miss Poot Poot Poot had to come back to life the moment he latched the jumper cables.

So she was deposited into ICU for a few days until Monkey retrieved her on Saturday morning. Happy that's she back in action, I'll be using her more now it's Mr. M's turn into the service center, just for his periodical check-up.

Momma says...if you are hosting a partay and it shows that the host is a very stingy person. Hahahaha coz the weather will deter guests from attending. But NO!!!! Not this time!!! coz we were heading to a Durian Festival. Woohooo~~~~

Nothing can stop us!!!!!

Actually both JS and Monkey are not Durians person. But jumped at the opportunity when our source informed and confirmed that he would be able to make delivery from Sg. Klau to Klang Valley. It's about 2 hours drive yo!!!
Our deliveryman - Terry T arrived at location X early Saturday morning with a huge box of durians. All 20 fruits released a beautiful sweet aroma when he opened its lid. Strict instructions were given, no direct sunlight nor has to be covered with newspaper. Else the heat will accelerate its maturing process.

He had to rush back to Pahang bcoz it's his son's 1st birthday and we gave him some yummy cakes and cupcakes. JS told Terry T, once he has tasted Wondermilk cakes, he will never eat Karak Cake anymore. Hahahaha. True enuff, that same evening he text-ed back to informed it's the best cake ever!!!

So all the pretty babies were stored properly, waiting for Durian Festival at 6pm. The identify a Musang King durian, you gotta check its thorns. Apparently it should be in pyramid shape...each and every of its thorn with a long thin stem...and its bottom should have 5 segments.

Oh this I learnt from a Doctor later that evening....ahahahaha a true Durian Enthusiast.

All eyes on Shy Chatwin....he was trying to prepare some drinks for the ladies...

He was the Butler, the Bartender, the Dishwasher, the Durians opener, the thrash collector, the husband and also our dearie friend who had to entertain all of our insensible demands for that evening.

Husband and wife happily cooking in the kitchen.

We prepared some food and got the guests to bring some as well to supplement and line the stomachs before indulging on those Musang King durians as our main course. Also for guests who are not really durian enthusiast. 

Sal and Beautiful CS discussing national issues - WORK!!!
In the end any topic regarding work has to be banned that evening. Coz somehow it just deliver stress, so let's just keep stress on weekday.

How many people does it take to make a few glasses of Virgin Mojito?
Yea coz none of us made before

Ta-Da our first Virgin Mojito

Shy Chatwin said it just takes too much of work from blending the ice, cooking the sugar syrup, whack the shit outta the lime and mint leaves. So it's better off drinking whisky neat :))) but everyone knows that Durians and Whisky are not the best of friends.

Soon guests came pouring in and the rain stopped. The Sun was out even at 7pm!!!

Sharoness brought her famous Onion Dip with celery and carrot sticks.

Peakie D who touched down that very same morning after a dramatic flight with MH....couldn't detect its radar system and everyone on board had to switch off their phones and gadgets. This gave me cold feet coz I'm flying off tomorrow. Haiiiizzzz anyway drama aside, despite the hectic-ness this woman made bacon pasta with more crispy bacon bits on top.

Cat made Potato and Bacon Salad. She's the only obedient one whom followed instruction - to bring something small and light just to complement the Musang King Durians.

Monkey brought a watermelon salad which she learnt from Jibby & co cafe...yes watermelons to cool off the heatiness from the durians.

Sexay Back Maggie and JS whipped up a roast pork noodle at the very last minute. This dish was for people who don't eat Durians!!!! But ended up in the stomachs of greedy durians enthusiast.

Everyone waiting for chow-time!!! Brian C brought coconut drinks, Sal brought Jellies and Beautiful CS with her huge bag of mangosteens.

and the "opening ceremony" begins~~~~~
Shy Chatwin spent sleepless nites watching youtube on this, coz none of us know how to open a durian!!! We just know how to eat!!! KAKAKAKAKA

See I wasn't exaggerating. None of us have any idea how to do it.

So how many people does it take to crack open a durian? Answer: 12 people bcoz it takes 11 to supervise, to give instructions, comments and ideas when none of the 11 know how to do it. While the only person who executed it so well, did not even listen to these 11. Hahahaha. Thank you to youtube.

I wasn't kidding when I gave him this name Shy Chatwin. He's a shy boy :)))

It was his first time but just look at beautifully opened, each segment was displayed out unveiling its meaty golden yellow flesh.

so yellow!!!!!
power packed with flesh and sweetness~~~~~

Shy Chatwin was on the roll~~ He enjoyed opening them so much and we had to stop him!!!!

the frenzy feeding then begun~~~~~
*nom nom nom*

Happy People Happy Food Happy Durians~~~

Its golden fleshy meat was sooooooo extremely creamie and sweet. The long intense finish stayed in the mouth with a beautiful aroma. No words could describe and mind you I'm not a durian person!!!

Macho Mani: it stinks!!!Sweet Rachel Devil said her husband thinks he's white hence he doesn't eat durians - the King of all fruits.

The true Englishman Peter said: "How could one possibly eat these? It stinks like rotten meat!!!"
We have to convert these 2 at least try. Brian C who doesn't eat durians tried and still didn't like it.

Happiness for Sexay Back Maggie are Durians and when her baby arrives next year. Congratulations!!!

Happiness for Wilbur = Musang King Durians + great coffees

Peakie D's happiness = Durians and post-October
hahahahahah quick let's plan Turkey soon!!!
Sweet Devil Rachel's happiness lies in her Macho Mani hubby + Durians of coz. Her "Usher" husband alwiz delivers happiness to everyone
Happiness for Beautiful CS only mean one thing....Durians and Durians and DURIANS!!!!

and Durians and DURIANS and durians and durians and DURIANS and durians
she ate so much I almost fainted. Yea Monkey faints not Beautiful CS

Notice that professional special tool/knife for opening durian? Cat brought it here...we didn't know she's so hardcore that she actually owns such knife!!!!

Golden Happiness~~~~~~~

Lily 'O' came later. So glad she managed to make it!!!

Sexay Back Maggie trying to break some mangosteen with her perfect teeth
Sal, Wilbur, William, Cat

I dunno why we must squat when we eat Durians and mangosteen....can somebody enlighten me?

Demonstration by Durian Master Shy Chatwin. JS insisted that Musang King is so delicate that u could open it with a 50 cents coin. Shy Chatwin took up the challenge to another level and used only 20 cents coin and it worked!!!


Sweet Devil Rachel: "Ngaaauuummmm!!!"
Shy Chatwin: "Hey you stay away!! I've got my Captain Lap-sap Shield!!!"

Last minute guests came by too - Dr. JS and Wenda

Earlier after the 1st pic was uploaded to FB with peeps and location tagged, the response was really manic from fellow friends and netizens.

Dr. JS: "Where exactly is this stall?"
Monkey: "It's not a stall!! it's a house!!!

Dr. JS: "Aiks....I was driving towards there....potong steam."
Monkey: "Just come."

and it's not even my house :P
champion lar this Monkey.
my ashtray :)))))
everyone took a piece of its shell, filled it with water, washed their hands and drank from the very same shell. Myth has it if you do this, u will not fall ill from the heatiness of the durians. I wanna find out wat is the logic and scientific explanation to this.

Thank you peeps for coming from all over Klang Valley.
Big thanks to Terry T for the special and personalised delivery.
Most of all thank you to the fabulous guests for this Durian Fest. Looking forward to the next one next year :)))))

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