On the 15th of May, you can attend a festival celebrating the divisive durian fruit in Bonython Park, a fruit often heralded as the world’s smelliest snack thanks to its abrasive and lingering odour.
Multiple Durian Fest events across Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide have been organised by Durasia and the Department of Malaysian Agriculture in an effort to promote the misunderstood and fruit and inspire a legion of durian fans across Australia.
However, the polarising fruit won’t be the only thing on the menu. There will also be a range of Malaysian food traders that will be supplying you will all of your favourites, of which include Malay satay, nasi kerabu nyonya kuihs. As well as snacks like curry puffs, prawn fritters, loh mai kai, steamed meat baos, nasi lemak, Meesiam.
If you’re brave enough to concur the beast, there will be opportunities for you to buy durians for a reduced price. Along will free fruit tastings that will surely answer the question, durian? Yay or nay?
Durian Fest organisers are encouraging durian lovers and those curious enough to pop their durian cherry to gather at Bonython Park for a picnic-style afternoon of free tasting, as well as sales of some of the 30 different varieties of durian.
The types of durian on offer will include the ‘Musang King’ – the celebrated jewel in the durian family crown and varieties from Thailand, the Philippines and Malaysia.
Sunday 15 May at 11:00 am – 4:00 pm