If the orchid is Singapore’s national flower, then the durian is our national fruit. Over the years, we’ve adapted them into different desserts, confectionery, and even pizzas! There’s nothing better than the real deal, which is cracking open the thorny green husks and digging into the custardy, creamy fruit. But for those days when we can’t get durians or just don’t have the time, here are some of unique durian desserts in Singapore that will satisfy any craving!
If you’re a durian fan then you’ve most definitely heard of Golden Moments, known as one of the most popular brands when it comes to durian desserts in Singapore. You may already know of their IG-worthy Signature Galaxy Mao Shan Wang Durian Cake, or the other flavour renditions like the Signature Black Forest Mao Shan Wang and the Pandan Mao Shan Wang Durian Cake. Apart from these delicious cakes, they also sell Mao Shan Wang ice cream pints, durian mochi, durian chocolates, and even snowskin mooncakes during the Mid-Autumn Festival period!
Ms Durian is a specialty cafe in Little Indian that serves all things durian. The highlights include its D24 Craquelin, MSW Durian Pudding, Classic MSW Durian Cake, and MSW Ice Cream. If you consider yourself a true durian fan, then why not consider their Mao Shan Wang Durian High Tea ($45+) which starts off with three savoury dishes followed by four durian desserts. You also get to choose coffee, tea, or a cocktail to go with the dishes!
Located in Chinatown, 99 Old Trees is hard to miss thanks to its aesthetics and beautiful murals on its walls. Here, you can enjoy durian desserts such as its signature Stinky Bomb, a choux puff filled with Mao Shan Wang flesh and cream, topped with butter sugar crumbs. Or, go for the Stinky Roll - a Japanese sponge cake with a generous layer of fresh Mao Shan Wang flesh and cream. For the older folks, the cafe also has old-school desserts, such as Chendol topped with D24 flesh and durian mousse!
818 Durians and Pastries is most famous for its choux puff, piped to the brim with cream made from fresh durian. They come chilled and frozen, and they are also popular for the Frozen Durian Sandwich featuring a thick layer of durian flesh in between two golden slices of bread. If you’re craving for the real thing instead, 818 Durians and Pastries also serves up scoops of pure durian flesh and individually packed vacuum sealed frozen D24 and Mao Shan Wang durians!
Right next to Ah Seng Durian at Bukit Merah is Durian Lab Cafe, where you can enjoy a medley of durian desserts. Feast on the likes of MSW Burnt Cheesecake, durian tarts, shortcake, and cruffins. Or if you’d prefer a cold treat, there’s Mao Shan Wang ice cream along with chocolate and vanilla flavours which you can pair with some waffles!
Established in 2009, Sunlife Durian Puffs And Pastries is a homegrown brand and takeaway joint famously known for their durian puffs and bite-sized pastry delights. Everything is 100% handmade using only the finest & freshest ingredients. Enjoy the D24 Durian Roll which features a luscious durian purée middle, or the D24 Durian Mochi, featuring QQ Mochi skin and frozen durian purée. The D24 Durian Crepe is also a hit with its thin durian crepe, a slice of Hokkaido sponge, and cold durian purée.
The Durian Bakery is another well known durian dessert store in Singapore with an impressive menu featuring cakes, puffs, mochi, royal pudding, mousse, and fruit tarts. Some of them are also mixed with other ingredients such as chocolate, oreo ice cream, and black forest dark cherry to create a unique durian dessert and depth of flavour. Offering online purchases and deliveries only, they are perfect for those days when you just wanna stay in.
Live in the west and craving for some unique durian desserts? Pang Zi Durian is a quaint little neighbourhood cafe with highlights such as its Signature D24 Durian Puff, MSW Craquelin Puff, Durian Mousse made with D24 puree and D24 flesh, Signature MSW Gelato, and D24 Durian Mochi. Looking for something more substantial? They also have a variety of MSW durian cakes such as the classic version made with premium Mao Shan Wang, a Durian Mousse Cake or Dark Chocolate Durian Cake!
If you love old school cakes, the Mao Shan Wang Durian Cake from Sinpopo will be right up your alley. Think soft, fluffy layers of cake with rich Mao Shan Wang durian pulp and light cream. The cake is then topped off with an additional layer of Mao Shan Wang durian flesh, along with some soft cake crumbs for added texture. If this doesn’t sound like the perfect durian cake, then we don’t know what does.
The whipped MSW Durian Mousse by Thornys is said to be some of the best ones you can find in Singapore. Sweet, pungent and velvety smooth, the bowl is served with a scoop of pure MSW flesh. If you’re in the mood for something more inventive, try the MSW Mousse With Lotus Biscoff, , where the same mousse combo is now topped with a full Lotus biscuit and crumble! The combination does work quite well together, making this a fan favourite.
With a 4.9 rating on Google, many tout DurianBB as the best durian dessert spot in the whole of Singapore. Some must-trys include the King-on-King MSW Durian Burnt Cheesecake with huge pieces of durians atop the cheesecake, the Boom – Mao Shan Wang Mousse Cake, 50/50 Musang King Gelato Bar, and Mao Shan Wang Puff. Or go for their signature beverage instead! The Mao Shan Wang Milkshake is made with three pulps of Mao Shan Wang flesh and Meiji milk, assuring a creamy, decadent, rich and satisfying drink.
Gin Thye is a famous traditional brand offering a wide variety of wedding biscuits and cakes, but did you know that other than its traditional bakes, they also have durian desserts? Its bestseller is the Premium Durian Mochi that features thick-skinned QQ Japanese mochi stuffed to the brim with pure durian pulp. Pop it in the freezer for a few hours and enjoy it like a mochi ice cream!
Emicakes specialises in cakes, including durian ones that are incredibly popular. However, when it comes to durian desserts they are perhaps better known for the durian puffs that they’ve been churning out for many years. The cloud-like puff sees a generous amount of fresh D24 Durian filling that oozes out with every bite. It also comes in a bundle of 24, which is perfect for sharing with the whole family!
Head on down to Musang King by Four Season Durian to enjoy fresh durian desserts. The array of desserts include Mao Shan Wang Crepes, Premium Durian Swiss Roll, Premium Durian Puffs, Mao Shan Wang Durian Mochi, Durian Kaya, as well as Mao Shan Wang Durian Ice Cream. It doesn’t matter what type of durian dessert or pastry you’re craving for. Chances are, Musang King by Four Seasons Durian has it!
Besides waffles and traditional Hong Kong dessert soups, Dessert Bowl also has a few durian offerings on its menu. There are refreshing options such as Snow Ice with Durian Puree or a Durian Crepe. But the must-try here is the Durian Mousse, served in a bowl with a huge dollop of durian puree. Craving for more? You can also opt to add on another spoonful of puree!