Growing up in Singapore, many of us have been exposed to the King of Fruits, durians. While many of our Western counterparts can’t stand the smell of durians, we, on the other hand, absolutely love it.
Taking a bite out of that creamy, custardy goodness is one of life’s greatest pleasures; for some reason, the slight sweetness and bitterness just go so well together.
Nothing’s better than the real deal, but on days that we aren’t able to get durians, durian desserts would suffice, so here’s our roundup of the best durian dessert places in Singapore you can indulge in to satisfy your durian cravings anytime, any day!
Durian desserts in Singapore to satisfy your durian cravings
1. Golden Moments
The first on the list is Golden Moments, also known as one of the biggest brands when it comes to durian desserts.
Golden Moments has celebratory cakes made from real Mao Shan Wang, guaranteeing you a burst of creaminess with every bite that you take, along with some buttery goodness from the crumbs atop the cake.
It also sells Mao Shan Wang ice cream pints, durian mochi, durian chocolates, Mao Shan Wang snowskin mooncakes during the Mid-Autumn Festival period, and even real durians!
And the best part of it all? You can opt for delivery instead of heading down to the store to enjoy some durian desserts and receive everything within 90 minutes regardless of where you are!
Address: 110 Lorong 23 Geylang, #07-13, Victory Centre, Singapore 388410
Opening hours: 10am to 9pm (Mon – Sun)
2. 99 Old Trees Cafe
99 Old Trees Cafe has recently shifted its store and it has been rising in popularity amongst the younger crowd ever since due to the aesthetics of its cafe (and its durian desserts, of course). Located in Chinatown, the cafe is hard to miss since its walls are painted with beautiful murals.
Head on in and you’ll instantly be greeted by the familiar aroma of durians. Here, you can enjoy durian desserts such as its signature Stinky Bomb, a choux puff filled with Mao Shan Wang flesh and cream. The top is peppered with butter sugar crumbs for an additional sweetness that gives the dessert a good balance.
Another durian dessert you can try here is the Stinky Roll which is a Japanese sponge cake with a generous layer of fresh Mao Shan Wang flesh and cream.
99 Old Trees Cafe also has old-school desserts if you’re intending to bring your older folks with you on your next visit, such as Chendol topped with D24 flesh and the Stinky Bowl that features durian mousse made with D24 puree served with D24 flesh.
Address: 1 Teo Hong Road, Singapore 088321
Opening hours: 12pm to 9pm (Mon – Sun)
3. Ellenborough Market Cafe
While many people head to Ellenborough Market Cafe for its delicious buffet spread, durian lovers would know that the best part of having a meal here is getting to enjoy endless servings of its signature durian pengat made from D24 durians. It’s so good that many reviewers who have gone there have mentioned that they eat at least three servings each!
But the durian pengat is not the only durian dessert that Ellenborough Market Cafe serves. You can also look forward to its Signature Mao Shan Wang Durian Cake, D24 Swiss Roll, Mao Shan Wang Craquelin Puff, Durian & Hazelnut Tartlet, and D24 Crème Brûlée.
Address: 20 Merchant Road, Hotel Swissôtel Merchant Court, Singapore 058281
Opening hours: Lunch: 12pm to 2.30pm (Mon – Sun) | Dinner: 6.30pm to 10pm (Mon – Sun) | High Tea: 3.30pm to 5.30pm (Sat, Sun & PH)
4. Pang Zi Durian
Pang Zi Durian is a quaint little neighbourhood cafe that serves all kinds of durian desserts. Some of the highlights include its Signature D24 Durian Puff, MSW Craquelin Puff, Durian Mousse made with D24 puree and D24 flesh, Signature MSW Gelato, and D24 Durian Mochi.
If you’re looking for something a little more filling, go for its collection of MSW durian cakes. You can opt for the classic version made with premium Mao Shan Wang durian flesh, or opt for the MSW Durian Mousse Cake instead.
If you have family members who aren’t that big of a fan of durians, you can consider the MSW Dark Chocolate Durian Cake instead which offers a harmonious blend of dark chocolate with premium Mao Shan Wang durian flesh. This is certainly more bearable for non-durian lovers, and you’ll still get your quick fix; the best of both worlds!
Address: 492 Jurong West Street 31, #01-18, Singapore 640492
Opening hours: 12pm to 10pm (Mon – Sun)
5. Musang King by Four Seasons Durian
When it comes to ordering durian desserts, you can’t miss out on Four Seasons Durian, after all, it is one of the OG durian dessert brands available. Head on down to Musang King by Four Season Durian, its durian cafe to enjoy durian desserts fresh from the oven.
Other than offering durian celebratory cakes, Musang King by Four Seasons Durian also serves up Mao Shan Wang Crepes, Premium Durian Swiss Roll, Premium Durian Puffs both in mini and normal sizes, Mao Shan Wang Durian Mochi, Durian Kaya, as well as Mao Shan Wang Durian Ice Cream. As such, it doesn’t matter what type of pastry you’re craving for, chances are, Musang King by Four Seasons Durian will have it!
Address: 53 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3, #B2-25, AMK Hub, Singapore 569933 | 23 Serangoon Central #03-K14, NEX, Singapore 556083
Opening hours: AMK Hub:10am to 10pm (Mon – Sun) | NEX: 11am to 10pm (Mon – Sun)
As you can probably already tell from its name, Emicakes specialises in cakes, including durian ones that are very popular. However, you would be surprised to know that the item that shot Emicakes to fame isn’t just its cakes, but its signature Supreme D24 cream puffs that are oh-so-delicious.
The recipe for the cream puffs have recently undergone a revision and Emicakes is proud to present its new and improved 2022 D24 puff recipe.
Sink your teeth in the crust and let the generous D24 durian filling ooze into your mouth and coat your entire palate. Just one word is enough to describe this sensation: paradise.
Address: View full list of locations on its website
Opening hours: Varies for different outlets
7. 818 Durians and Pastries
818 Durians and Pastries is famous for its choux puffs that come with generous portions of cream made from fresh durians. One small bite is all it takes for all the filling to ooze out, and we guarantee that these are so addictive that you’ll be heading back for more.
These puffs come chilled and frozen, so you can take your pick of which you prefer. The store is also popular for its Frozen Durian Sandwich which features a thick layer of durian flesh in between two golden slices of bread. This makes for a great snack if you’re looking for something with a little more sustenance.
Feeling for something a little more like the real deal? 818 Durians and Pastries also serves up scoops of pure durian flesh and individually packed vacuum sealed frozen D24 and Mao Shan Wang durians.
Address: 26 Defu Lane 10, #01-188, Singapore 539207
Opening hours: 10am to 6pm (Mon – Sat)
Sinpopo is home to lots of traditional bakes, and if there’s one thing you have to try, we’d recommend the Mao Shan Wang Durian Cake. The cake features soft, fluffy cake layers with thick Mao Shan Wang durian flesh and light cream filled between them. The cake is then topped off with an additional layer of Mao Shan Wang durian flesh for that beautiful golden glow, along with some soft cake crumb for added texture. This is everything you could possibly want in a durian cake, and nobody can convince us otherwise.
Trust us, you won’t regret getting this durian dessert.
Address: View full list of locations on its website
Opening hours: Varies for different outlets
9. Gin Thye
You’ve probably heard of Gin Thye, the traditional brand recognised by the National Heritage Board of Singapore (HLB) that is famous for offering a wide variety of wedding biscuits and cakes.
But did you know that other than its traditional bakes, it also offers durian desserts? Its bestseller is its Premium Durian Mochi that features think skinned QQ Japanese mochi filled to the brim with pure durian pulp. Put it in the freezer and you can eat it just like mochi ice cream. It’s the perfect durian dessert after a full meal; so cold, so refreshing, and so decadent!
Address: 427 Sembawang Road, Singapore 758394
Opening hours: 8am to 8pm (Mon – Sat) | 8am to 3pm (Sun & PH)
10. The Durian Bakery
The Durian Bakery is another store that serves a huge array of durian desserts, including cakes, puffs, mochi, royal pudding, mousse, and fruit tarts. While many of its desserts are durian-based, some of them are mixed with other ingredients such as chocolate, oreo ice cream, and black forest dark cherry to give the pastries more flavour (though we personally think that pure durian-based desserts are just as delicious).
Since there are quite a number of things to choose from, The Durian Bakery has made it easier for you by offering bundles so that you get to try a variety of items! Its Classic MSW Bundle features a six-inch Classic Mao Shan Wang Durian Cake and a box of six Black Gold Musang King Durian Mochi.
For even more variety, opt for its Signature Durian Dessert Box that always gets sold out! This comes with eight pieces of the Super Burst MSW Giant Puff pieces, six pieces of the D24 Snowy Mochi, and one piece of the Dark Choco MSW Mousse.
Address: 1-26 Irving Place, #02-26, The Commerze @ Irving, Singapore 369546
Opening hours: 9am to 5pm (Mon – Sun)
11. Ms Durian
Ms Durian is a hidden gem located within the Jalan Besar area and it is a cafe that specialises in durian desserts. It was previously a bakery and cafe that was located at Poiz Centre in Potong Pasir. The 30-seater cafe recently moved to Jalan Besar in February 2022 with the aim of being more cafe-centric, and it is obvious from the homely yet aesthetic vibes it gives the moment you step foot inside. It even has plans to include al fresco seating so that you can enjoy durian desserts under the clear blue skies.
The highlights of Ms Durian include its D24 Craquelin, MSW Durian Pudding, Classic MSW Durian Cake, and MSW Ice Cream.
If you’re a huge durian-lover, we’d recommend going for the Mao Shan Wang Durian High Tea (S$45+) which starts off with three savoury dishes, followed by four durian desserts. You also get to choose either coffee, tea, or a cocktail to go with your food!
Address: 11 Kelantan Road, Singapore 208604
Opening hours: 10am to 6pm (Mon, Wed – Sun)
12. The Deli Goodwood Park
The Deli Goodwood Park has established itself as the go-to place for durian desserts because of its dedication to producing all kinds of durian pastries for durian lovers. Get its signature D24 Mousse Cake, D24 Puffs, and D24 Crepes if you’re looking to enjoy some durian desserts.
Alternatively, you can also try out its new offerings such as the Mini D24 Roulade Trio and the D24 Crystal Apricot Dome.
The Durian Fiesta at Goodwood Park has just started, and it will last all the way till 30 April. This means it’s time to take advantage of all the good durian dessert deals that Goodwood Park has to offer to satisfy all of your durian cravings!
Address: 22 Scotts Road, Singapore 228221
Opening hours: 11am to 7pm (Mon – Sun)
13. Durian Lab Cafe
Ah Seng Durian is one of the most well known durian sellers in Singapore, and it often has queues at Ghim Moh Market outlet due to its fresh and high quality durians. Its popularity allowed it to open a second outlet at Bukit Merah where customers can enjoy fresh durians with their loved ones, along with a cute little cafe called Durian Lab Cafe right beside it where customers can head in for durian desserts.
The cafe looks aesthetic with its vertical garden walls and neon lights that give the cafe a homely vibe. Here, you can enjoy treats such as its Homemade MSW Sago, MSW Tart, MSW Burnt Cheesecake, MSW Roll Cake, MSW Burnt Cruffin, and MSW Shortcake. There is also MSW Ice Cream available that you can have with waffles, along with your choice of toppings and sauces.
Other than durian desserts, Durian Lab Cafe also serves a sizeable menu of drinks to cleanse your palate before digging into your second dessert!
Address: 119 Bukit Merah Lane 1, #01-22, Singapore 151119
Opening hours: 12pmt o 10pm (Tue – Sun)
14. DurianBB Singapore
With more than 400 reviews and a 4.9-star rating on Google, we’re pretty sure you would be able to get a clear idea of how popular DurianBB Singapore is. In fact, many people have crowned this the best durian dessert place in the entire of Singapore, with many of them saying that this is a must-visit if you’re a durian lover.
Some of the durian desserts offered include King-on-King MSW Durian Burnt Cheesecake which feature huge pieces of durians atop the cheesecake, the Boom – Mao Shan Wang Mousse Cake, 50/50 Musang King Gelato Bar, and its Mao Shan Wang Puff.
For those who would very much prefer to taste the real deal, don’t worry, because DurianBB Singapore has a fresh supply of Farm Direct Durians too so you can enjoy creamy durian flesh in this cosy, air-conditioned cafe.
Don’t quite feel like eating any durian desserts? Try out one of DurianBB Singapore’s signature beverage instead! The Mao Shan Wang Milkshake is made with three pulps of Mao Shan Wang flesh and Meiji 4.3 Deluxe Milk, and trust us when we say this brings out the richness and creaminess of the durian. It definitely is a good substitute for bakes if you’re too full to eat anything, but still want to enjoy a durian dessert!
Address: 462 Crawford Lane, #01-65, Singapore 190462
Opening hours: 2pm to 10pm (Tue – Sun)