When we talk about Davao, nothing else (except it is a safe place and the home of President Duterte) but durian fruit comes to mind. It has a nasty smell but the heavenly taste is an attraction that makes people come and visit the safest place in the country.
Durian is a tropical fruit popular in Asia, specifically in the South East. It tastes something like a creamy, sweet dessert with a little hint of savory taste. It tastes as strong as its smell– but different.
People don’t like it because if its very awful smell. That’s why businesses like Apo Ni Lola created a variety of durian delicacies so people can enjoy durian without the smell overpowering the taste.
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Durian is versatile and can be combined with many other flavors. In Davao, they combine durian with buko pandan, cookie cream, mallows and even mocha and made small candies with them! It’s easier to eat durian this way, don’t you think?
Tarts are among our favorites! Its sweet crust balances out the strong durian flavor and makes it a kid’s favorite as well. Even if you can’t stand durian itself, you will be surprised by how many durian tarts you can actually finish! It is that good.
Apo Ni Lola also makes tarts in langka (jackfruit) and mangosteen flavor.
Durian Ice Cream
Yes, they made durian ice cream and it is unbelievably good! Allegro Ice Cream in Davao City is known for making the best in town. Unlike its fruit, the ice cream version is actually very mild and very, very creamy. It doesn’t smell anything like durian at all. Kids can enjoy it without having to know what it is!
Durian Sans Rival
Lachi’s Sans Rival Atbp. serve just about the right durian combinations in desserts you can never imagine of putting durian in. When you are in the city, you have to try Lachi’s bestseller.