TL;DR – Novelty or just plain weird?
Newly opened in September at Temple Street in Chinatown by Four Seasons Durians, Mao Shan Wang Cafe serves everything infused with durians. Naturally, the strong, pungent smell of durian will hit you even before you walk into the shop. From the typical durian and cakes to the unthinkable coffee and even pairing it with fries and chicken nuggets, this cafe is perhaps heaven for durian lovers.
The ways durians are sold have definitely evolved over the years and the desserts served here are also pretty Instagram-worthy we must say!
Mao Shan Wang Ice Cream, Small ($6.80): Smooth and creamy Mao Shan Wang soft serve with a layer of chocolate brownie, coconut flakes and mini marshmallows on top
Mao Shan Wang Ice Cream (Large, $15.80): Upsized version of the above served with bits of chocolate brownie, coconut flakes, mini marshmallows and almonds on top (and dry ice for special effect!)
Black Charcoal Mao Shan Wang Durian Pizza ($18.80): Handmade charcoal pizza dough topped with 100% pure Mao Shan Wang durian flesh
Mao Shan Wang Durian Ice Cream Puffs ($15.80 for 6 pieces): Ice Cream puffs with real durian and ice cream
French Fries with Durian sauce ($3.80)
Chicken Nuggets with Durian sauce ($6 for 8 pieces)
Durian Napoleon ($8.80): Mille-feuille with crispy puff pastry, whipped cream and durian puree.
Mao Shan Wang Café
Address: 49 Temple Street, Singapore 058594
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 1:30pm – 10pm; Sat: 11am – 10pm. Closed on Sundays.