Malaysians really love their durians. However, even for locals, durians like the Musang King can be quite expensive, priced as it is at around RM50 per kilogram (€10.67).
But if you think durians are expensive in Malaysia, then hold on to your seat: This durian in Indonesia costs more than RM4,000 (€850).
The durian is known as J-Queen is sold at Plaza Asia, Tasikmalaya. On the first day of their sales - Jan 26th -, they only showcased two of the four J-Queen durians they were planning to sell. Both durians sold on the day itself.
The J-Queen durian was founded by a 32-year-old Indonesian, Aka. Aka’s goal was to make a high-quality species of durian in order to display Indonesian’s love for the fruit. The J-Queen durian is said to be so tasty because the delicious golden meat manages to achieve a perfect balance of bitter and sweet. The flesh is also said to taste nutty and buttery while the fruit and seeds are in a rather round shape.