Monday, July 23, 2007

Durian Orchard Visit

I had so much durian last weekend!! I tell ya, it was one HEATY weekend!! Booze on Friday night, Klang Bak-Kut-Teh on Saturday morning and then DURIANS on Sunday! It's amazing my voice and throat survived through all that!

This is actually my first time at a durian orchard. We received invitation from Shakh, the GM of BAG to visit his orchard somewhere off Gombak. Surprised to see quite a few durian orchards around that area. We actually went to the wrong orchard the first time.. haha... And all of us city kids were so excited to see so many durians hanging on the trees!! I tell ya, it's the peak of durian season and there were SO MANY hanging around!!! There were mangosteen, langsat, starfruit, cempedak and pulasan trees too! :)

We walked around the orchard without a hard hat and when it became windy, the trees would be swaying and you'd hear durians dropping! The bunch of us ran like kids to the shelter... haha.. went outside the hazardous perimeter and waited and watched a few more dropped. Once the wind was off, we'd go collect the fresh durians!! What FUN! :)

Collection of fresh durians, just dropped from the trees!

yumyum... felt like running out and buy a pack of durians to eat now

Don't have telephoto lens :P... but can see the durians??????? :)

And the outline of durians' silhouette... haha

Langsat tree. The kid is half-monkey, i tell ya! He climbed allllllll the way up and plucked off the ripe langsat for us to catch with the plastic thingy. It was like raining langsat while we tried to catch as many as we can. Some dropped on my head and shoulders.. ouch :P

Let's keep these small! Attempted to climb but failed miserably.. kekeke

Cempedak tree.

Mangosteen, still green!

Can't reach the mangosteens? This is how you get them!

Put them in the cup and TWIST! The ripe ones will fall easily when you twist it.

This one was a complete failure. The entire branch came off!! ahahahah

Look how many we gathered!

This is for us to EAT and EAT!!

This is 'pulasan'. It's like rambutan but has stiff instead of soft hairs

Pulasan, fresh from the tree.

This is where we ate lots and lots of durians, mangosteens, pulasan, langsat, etc.

And made acquaintance with Wormy. Hello World! :P

There's a bbq pit too but we decided not to bbq cause we wanna keep our stomach free for duriansSs!!

And Shakh made us tapau mangosteens and durians back! I took the mangosteens only since i suck at opening durians :P

Serious craving for durian right now, where can i get them at this late hour?!?!?

By the time we reached PJ, we were hungry again!! It was almost dinner time and all we had were fruits the whole day!! So we went to Sri Nirwana at Bangsar for banana leaf rice! Utensils are not allowed whenever we eat banana leaf rice! So i guess i can say that it was literally finger lickin' good! ;)


Yen said...

Congratulations you made the top 20, has traffic increased after the announcement?

Keep it up.

ashlight said...

Thanks Yen! yeah, slight increase in traffic today. Totally didn't expect to be in the Top 20 when i registered on The Star's AM Blogger Project!!

Enjoyed your blog too. Thanks for dropping by! :)