Although most of Goodwood Park Hotel's renowned durian creations are only available during its annual Durian Fiesta, fans of the King of fruits can now get their durian fix all year round (even when the fruit is out of season!), for the hotel’s famed durian puffs are permanently offered for takeaway at at the hotel's Deli! Two other delectable durian treats- namely durian ice cream and durian crêpes- are also available on an ongoing basis at Coffee Lounge and L'Espresso.
Launched only this year, Goodwood’s durian ice cream ($6.50++ a scoop) is made on the hotel's premises and comes studded with chunks of D24 durian. While the durian aroma and taste in the ice cream were distinctive, being a fanatic of the spiky fruit, I wouldn't have minded if it was more pungent. Nevertheless, the durian ice cream was delightfully smooth, creamy and well-balanced in flavor. It is also available for takeaway from the Deli at S$14.80 for a 16oz tub until 7 January.
Crowned with a scoop of Mövenpick vanilla ice cream, the Durian crêpes ($15++) are easily my favorite durian creation from the hotel. Durian ice cream would have made a more befitting accompaniment, but anyhow, I was won over by the fabulously creamy and intense D24 durian pulp encased in the thin crêpes! Don't be fooled by the seemingly manageable portion size in the above picture though- this will feed two for dessert, or one greedy person for tea.
Read my review of Goodwood Park's durian-cum-dessert buffet here.
Coffee Lounge @ Goodwood Park Hotel
Opening hours: 6am – 10.30am (Breakfast), 12noon – 2.30pm (Lunch), 3pm-5.30pm (Local High Tea), 6pm – 10.30pm (Dinner)