Wednesday, April 22, 2009


I was at a pot-luck dinner a couple of weeks ago, and Mr. Loh mentioned the sale of durian flowers at the 3rd. Mile bazaar. He also divulged into the way he prepared the flowers prior to cooking. Interestingly, a few days later, a batch of durian flowers arrived from Siburan courtesy of Mrs. Si.

By the time you read, the durian flower season is probably over. These flowers are not plucked, but fall from the tree on their own.

I fall back on the trusted recipe of red curry paste, but added kaffir lime leaves for the extra citrus flavor. And I bought a tub of freshly squeezed thick coconut milk from Satok market, albeit cooled in the fridge.


10 Shallots

4 Red Chilies

2 Clove Garlic

1 Pc. (15 gm.) Belacan Paste

1 Knob (10 gm.) Galangal

1 Tbsp. White Peppercorn

2 Stalks Lemongrass

4 Kaffir Lime Leaves


125 gm. Durian Flowers

150 gm. Pork Fillet

1 First Pressed Coconut Milk

Sugar & Salt


Blend all the top ingredients into a paste.

Press the thumb and index finger at the middle of flower petal, and slide towards its top end to remove the 'pollen bits', which produce slime. Dose the 'cleaned' flowers with hot water, then quickly remove and bath them in iced water.

Heat up the wok with 4 tbsp. of cooking oil in it. Drop in the curry paste, and keep tossing it unti

Heave in the sliced meat, and thoroughly mix them with the paste.

Once the meat is no longer pink, it's durian flowers' time to be sauteed. Give it about 30 seconds toss.

Pour in about ¾ cup of water. Stir well into the meat and paste. Let it simmer on medium heat to reduce the liquid slightly.

Add in a tbsp. of sugar. Toss to dissolve.

Finally the thick coconut milk goes in. Add salt or fish sauce to your preference. When the curry comes to a boil turn off the heat, and serve.


Superman said...

I never try durian flower before. The dish look so nice.

Kong-Kay said...

how do you get to be superman if you don't take durian flowers? even popeye takes spinach!

suituapui said...

I thought you made cucur with durian flowers? Hahahahaha!!! Ur missus told me!

Kong-Kay said...

next week... next week...
different take!!!

Clare said...

Love durian flowers. Never had them with curry and pork. Look yummy!

Kong-Kay said...

yes, they are yummy... pity, can only have them once or twice a year.


As the name implies, it's all about nothing! Kongkaying is like grasping in the air - more like hot air with occasional fartulence. Hopefully, something aromatic will come out of it! If not...

May the Farce be With You!


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