What is Penang famous of other than all the good food and good vibes? Durian of course. People from all around the world would flock our little island to taste the “King of Fruits.” Some say it’s the best of the best in Penang, some say it tastes like stinky socks. As the demand increases, Penangites get creative. Durian desserts? How can you not try it? So here we are with Top 10 Durian Dessert Shops in Penang you shouldn’t miss.
Top 10 Durian Dessert Shops in Penang:
2018 seems to be the year of durian. Everyday seems like durian festive in Penang, with durian sold EVERYWHERE. Looking for places to eat durian? Read up our Top 5 Places to Eat Durian in Penang.
Serving all the local Penang desserts in Malay style, you might be thinking what’s so special about Mr.Cendol? They throw durian into your bowl of cendol. No joke the creamy, yellow flesh sits along with other local ingredients. The combination of cold, sweet, fragrant dessert is speechless. The bowl of refreshing goodness is local, like very local. Mr.Cendol is definitely one of the durian dessert shops in Penang you have to visit for a local twist.
Address: Singgah Sat Food Court. Lot 2780, Jalan Tun Hussain Onn, 13700 Seberang Jaya, Perai, Penang.
Operating Hour: 12:30 p.m.-11 p.m. (Daily)
2. Heavenly Gourmet
Set in the heart of Georgetown, its Chinese name literally translate “Durian Paradise.” Heavenly Gourmet is serious when it comes to durian. They are one of the few durian dessert shops in Penang that makes full use of the fruit. Durian tart, danish, creme brulee, smoothie, and durian spring rolls are just a few to name. If you’re both durian and pastries fan, Heavenly Gourmet is definitely your “heavenly” spot.
Address: 71, Lebuh Armenian, Georgetown Penang, George Town, Malaysia.
Operating Hour: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Daily)
3. Apollo Fried Durian
First we have banana fritters, then fried cempedak and sweet potato. Now what, fried durian? Penangites are sure creative when it comes to food. Durian dipped in batter and deep fried, this delicacy is golden crispy on the outside, smooth and creamy on the inside. The uncle only makes limited batch each day, so be there early to avoid disappointment. Though not an official durian dessert shop in Penang, this stall is legit a must-recommend.
Address: Apollo Wet Market. 13000, 1-13, Lorong Bunga Raya 12, Taman Bunga Raya, 13000 Butterworth, Penang.
Operating Hour: 1:30 p.m. till sold out
4. Liulian Ice Cream
Ice cream is a must with Penang’s weather these day. The scorching hot, humid weather sets us back from leaving our house, but it’s never a choice. Ice cream it’s like our best friend right now to beat the heat, but things can get boring if we’re having the same old flavor every day. Liulian ice cream came just right in time for some fun adventure. Not just any durian ice cream but Musang King ice cream, soft serve to be exact. This durian dessert shops in Penang is a simple, affordable indulgence.
Address: Lebuh Keng Kwee, Pe
Operating Hour: 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. (Daily)
5. Moody Cow Cafe
A well-known cake shop that sells “exotic flavored” cakes in Penang, Moody Cow is also known for their steep prices. Don’t get us wrong, a piece of cake could feed three due to the portion and generous amount of fillings. One of their bestsellers is no doubt the Durian Madness. This Musang King cheesecake is insanely rich and creamy, we strongly suggest sharing. Or try the hybrid version, which is the combo of salted egg and durian. Sounds devilish no?
Address: 170 Transfer Road Georgetown, George Town, Malaysia.
Operating Hour: 11 a.m.-12 a.m. (Daily)
6. Kek Seng Coffee Shop
Kek Seng is a humble, 112-year-old coffee shop known for its legendary durian ice kacang (local shaved ice). Locals and tourists flock this place to taste their ice kacang topped with handmade durian ice cream and jelly pudding. It is very accessible, plus you get to enjoy other local eateries together with your bowl of ice kacang. Kek Seng is an unpretentious durian dessert shops in Penang running humbly in the heart of Georgetown.
Address: 382 & 384, Jalan Penang, 10000 George Town, Pulau Pinang.
Operating Hour: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (Daily)
7. Passion Heart Cafe
A welcoming pastry shop in Penang, Passion Heart offers a variety of cakes. They’re rich, thick and reasonably priced. The warm, welcoming vibe makes you want to come back for more. As the name suggests, everything is made with passion. They incorporate quite a few local fruits into their cakes, and the most raved about has to durian cheesecake. Light, fresh durian cream layered in between sponge cakes. They’re so good you’ll keep thinking about it.
Address: 83 Muntri Street, 10200 George Town, Malaysia.
Operating Hour: (Mon-Sat) 8 a.m.-10 p.m. (Sun) 8 a.m.-9 p.m. (Closed on Tuesday)
8. My Armenian Cafe
My Armenian Cafe is yet another cafe in the heart of Georgetwon, also a durian dessert shops in Penang that offers durian cendol. What’s better than staying indoor, air-conditioned and have a bowl of cooling dessert? My Armenian Cafe offers that comfortable setting with your favourite local desserts, and huge chunk of durian on top of course. Desserts seem to go better with durian, our pride (If you love it).
Address: 96 & 98, Lebuh Armenian, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia.
Operating Hour: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. (Closed on Wednesday)
9. Hello & Co
Hello & Co is a highly rated cafe set in Butterworth. Best known for its service and affordable prices, they’ve recently launched a new dessert that we would want to recommend. It’s their durian shaved ice, that’s right durian kakigori (Japanese shaved ice). Imagine the cold, durian sensation that lingers in your mouth, so satisfying.
Address: No 1, Lorong Seri Tanjung 6 , Pusat Perniagaan Seri Tanjung, Butterworth, Penang.
Operating Hour: 12 p.m.-11 p.m. (Daily)
An ice cream/ gelato chain set in Butterworth as well, Gelato serves a wide range of gelatos. With more than 20 flavors to choose from, we spot one that has our King of Fruits. It’s their durian flavored gelato, creamy, and rich. So irresistible, try it for yourself. Gelato is included in our durian dessert shops in Penang list due to their bombing ice cream.
Address: 3, Jalan Icon City, Icon City, Bukit Tengah, 14000 Bukit Mertajam, Penang.
Operating Hour: 1 p.m.-11:30 p.m. (Daily)
Alright we have come to the end of today’s blog. Before you leave, come join our New Private Community Group! Feel free to ask questions, share your love for food, and explore the Penang community! We will also regularly post about casual promos and latest findings. Click on the image below and hunt good food with us today!