Finally, the day has come for all durian fans—a Mao Shan Wang cafe opened this year at Temple Street on our little island without much fanfare. Helmed by the team behind Four Seasons—a well-known durian specialty confectionery in Singapore—Mao Shan Wang Cafe is where you can indulge in everything durian.
The industrial-themed cafe is a great place to stop by for afternoon tea or just whenever you are craving for the king of fruits at any time of the year. Yes, you no longer have to wait for the annual durian season to have a taste of this luxurious fruit.
What makes Mao Shan Wang Cafe stand out is their willingness to experiment with various flavours to create new offerings. Their creative menu features both traditional and innovative durian creations; think durian pastries, durian black charcoal pizzas and even durian-dipped nuggets!
For those who prefer sticking to something familiar, Mao Shan Wang Cafe has a delectable range of durian puffs, cakes, mochi, ice cream and pancakes. Their signature Mao Shan Wang Delight (S$15.80) comes with Mao Shan Wang ice cream topped off with delicious ingredients such as brownies, marshmallows and thin almond flakes.
For alternatives, try the Mao Shan Wang Ice Cream Puff ($15.80 for 6), Durian Mochi which is infused with rich D24 (S$5 for 4) or Mao Shan Wang (S$8.80 for 4) fillings and Napoleon (S$8.80), a mille-feuille French pastry slapped with luscious durian paste and whipped cream.
If you are feeling adventurous, go straight for the unconventional Black Charcoal Mao Shan Wang Durian Pizza (S$18.80), Durian Nuggets (S$6) and Durian French Fries (S$3.80).
Mao Shan Wang Cafe
49 Temple Street
Tel: +65 6221 2338
Mon to Fri: 1.30pm – 10pm
Sat: 11am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Chinatown